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Lamisil (Cream and Gel)


Lamisil cream and Lamisil gel are topical treatments used to resolve several types of fungal infections, including ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot.

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PLEASE NOTE: This treatment is not available through our online pharmacy service. This page is for information only. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to the condition(s) this medication treats, we strongly recommend that you see your GP in person.

This content was reviewed by a clinician on

26 April 2022
dr daniel

Dr Daniel Atkinson

(GP Clinical Lead - GMC No. 4624794) 26 April 2022
Product information

Lamisil cream and Lamisil gel are antifungal medications that are applied topically to the skin. They can treat a variety of fungal infections including ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot. Lamisil is a branded medication that uses the active ingredient called terbinafine. You can buy your Lamisil cream from our online UK-based pharmacy.

Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris) and ringworm (tinea corporis) are common fungal skin infections that can be treated with Lamisil cream and Lamisil gel. The conditions can occur due to an abundance of the dermatophyte fungus.  

Despite its potentially misleading name, ringworm is actually a fungal infection that can cause a ring-like rash to form on the skin. Jock itch is the name given to the condition when it is found on the inner thighs, groin or buttocks. Athlete’s foot is caused by the same fungus but is specifically found on the feet, most commonly in the spaces between the toes. All three types of infection can cause irritation and unsightly skin.

These fungal infections do not usually lead to serious complications, however they should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the spread to others. Fungal infections can be transmitted through close skin to skin contact or by the sharing of towels, bedding or clothing.

Topical antifungal treatments such as Lamisil are highly effective at killing off the dermatophyte fungus. When applied directly to the skin the active ingredient damages the fungal cell make up. In most cases a thin layer of cream is gently rubbed into the infected skin and the surrounding area. This action is usually carried out once or twice a day for between one and two weeks.

Should your fungal infection fail to clear up in the specified timescale you should speak to your doctor. More persistent cases may require a different line of treatment such as oral tablets.

If you have athlete’s foot, jock itch or ringworm and want to commence a course of Lamisil cream or Lamisil gel treatment please complete our online consultation. Once you submit your answers one of our doctors or registered UK prescribers will review your order. Approved orders are processed and dispensed by our GPhC-registered pharmacy. All items are shipped by tracked courier so you can expect to receive your item the next working day.

Page last reviewed:  26/04/2022

It is important to follow the directions provided by the prescribing clinician when using any medication. You should also read the patient information leaflet before use.

  1. In order to clear up a fungal infection you should follow a consistent treatment regime.
  2. The treatment is usually applied one to two times per day for up to two weeks. However, the duration of the course can depend on the area of skin that is infected.
  3. Before you apply the cream make sure the area is clean and dry.
  4. Take the cap off the tube and squeeze it until you have a small amount of the cream on your finger.
  5. Apply a thin layer of the cream to all infected areas and the skin that surrounds them.
  6. Remember to put the cap back on the tube.
  7. Clean your hands with soap and water and dry them thoroughly.

The directions provided here are only as a summary. Please refer to the detailed instructions provided with your medication for further information.

Page last reviewed:  26/04/2022
Please read the patient information leaflet for this medicine fully before use:

Lamisil Cream 1%

Lamisil AT Gel 1%

Side effects

Side effects

All medications come with a risk of unwanted side effects. Please read the patient information for the full list of potential side effects caused by Lamisil cream and Lamisil gel. If you think you develop an allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing; a swollen mouth, face, lips or tongue or severe itching with a raised rash, hives or blisters please seek medical attention immediately.

Common (1 in 10 people or less):

Itching or peeling skin.

Uncommon (1 in 100 people or less):

Skin lesions, pain and irritation at the application site, skin colour changes, redness or burning.

Rare (1 in 1000 people or less):

Eye irritation, worsening of symptoms, eczema, contact dermatitis or dry skin.


Taking it with other medicines

Please provide your doctor with information on any other medications you are using or have recently used. You should also include those that do not require a prescription.

Conditions to look out for

It is important to disclose your medical history when commencing a new course of treatment.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

You should not use Lamisil cream or Lamisil gel if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Page last reviewed:  26/04/2022
Please read the patient information leaflet for this medicine fully before use:

Lamisil Cream 1%

Lamisil AT Gel 1%


Can I still drink alcohol?

Lamisil cream and Lamisil gel are not known to interact with alcohol.

Will I still be able to drive?

Lamisil cream and Lamisil gel are not known to interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

No. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and you have a fungal infection.

How should I store it?

Keep out of sight and reach of children. Store in its packaging with the cap in place.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

Do not use these products if you are allergic to any of their ingredients.

Lamisil cream: terbinafine hydrochloride, sodium hydroxide, benzyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, isopropyl myristate, purified water.

Lamisil gel: terbinafine, water, ethanol, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 20, carbomer, sorbitan laurate, benzyl alcohol, sodium hydroxide and butylated hydroxytoluene

Is it available over-the-counter?

Lamisil cream is prescription only, however Lamisil gel is a pharmacy medicine can be issued by pharmacist (with a prescription) in some cases.

You can purchase Lamisil cream and Lamisil gel through our online pharmacy service. Items are shipped by tracked courier so that you can start your treatment promptly.

Can I buy Lamisil online?

If you require medication for athlete’s foot, jock itch or ringworm then Lamisil cream or Lamisil gel could help. In order to purchase the topical treatment from our online pharmacy you will need to complete a short questionnaire. A GMC-registered doctor or GPhC-registered pharmacy prescriber will review your order and our UK-based pharmacy team will dispense your product by tracked courier.

Page last reviewed:  26/04/2022
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