Terbinafine is a medication commonly used to treat fungal infections of the skin and nails. While it is generally considered safe and effective, like all medications, it can cause side effects. One potential side effect that has been reported by some patients is weight gain.
How Does Terbinafine Cause Weight Gain?
The exact mechanism by which terbinafine may cause weight gain is not fully understood. However, it is believed that the medication may affect the body’s metabolism, leading to an increase in appetite and a decrease in energy expenditure. Additionally, some patients may experience fluid retention, which can also contribute to weight gain.
What Are the Other Side Effects of Terbinafine?
While weight gain is a relatively uncommon side effect of terbinafine, there are other potential side effects that patients should be aware of. These include:
- Abdominal pain
- Taste disturbances
- Changes in liver function tests
If you experience any of these side effects while taking terbinafine, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider.
How Can Nao Medical Help?
If you are experiencing weight gain or other side effects while taking terbinafine, Nao Medical can help. Our team of healthcare professionals can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns. We offer a range of services, including urgent care, primary care, mental health, women’s health, and nutrition services, all designed to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.
Our approach is different from traditional healthcare systems. We offer same-day appointments, minimal wait times, exceptional and empathetic staff, stunning clinic environments, a technologically driven approach with a comprehensive app, and extensive after-hours virtual care. We are committed to providing cost-effective, high-quality care that puts your needs first.
Book an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing weight gain or other side effects while taking terbinafine, don’t wait to seek help. Book an appointment with Nao Medical today and take the first step towards better health and wellness.
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