Allylamines for Ringworm of the Scalp or Beard
Cream, lotion, and pills (oral)
Some types of terbinafine cream are now available without a prescription.
How It Works
Allylamines kill fungi.
Why It Is Used
You can use allylamine pills to treat ringworm of the scalp and beard. If you use an allylamine cream or lotion, it is important to use it along with antifungal pills. An antifungal cream by itself will not kill ringworm.
How Well It Works
Allylamines are an effective treatment for ringworm of the scalp or beard.
Side effects are rare when you use allylamine creams to treat ringworm of the scalp or beard. When you use allylamine pills, side effects may include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
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