Lamisil is a drug used to fight nail fungus, athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It can also be used to treat tinea veriscolor, an infection that produces brown, tan, or white spots on a person’s torso. The drug comes in both cream and tablet form. Lamisil tablets are usually prescribed for an extended period of time before results are seen. It is this long exposure that experts say contributes to the severe Lamisil side effects.
The FDA issued a report warning doctors of the dangers associated with Lamisil in patients with liver disorders. The drug was found to cause adverse liver reactions in over a dozen people, killing several. The Lamisil risks include liver failure that can lead to death or liver transplant.
Lamisil tablets have been found to cause vision problems, including possible permanent damage to the retina of the eye and have also caused, in rare cases, severe skin reactions. Patients who develop a skin rash while on the drug should seek immediate assistance, as these too can be fatal.
Lamisil has not been tested safely on children, nor has it been recommended for pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding. The safety warning only applies to Lamisil tablets, not the cream version of the medication.
If you or loved one believe you have sustained an injury as a result of taking Lamisil, you may have a valid claim for those injuries. Call Cellino & Barnes now at 1-800-621-2020 or contact us.