Oral Terbinafine (Lamisil) For Scalp Ringworm

LamisilTerbinafine HCl (Lamisil drug Oral Granules, Novartis) has been approved for the treatment of tinea capitis, a fungal infection of the scalp, in children four years of age and older. Tinea capitis most commonly affects children and is often characterized by severe itching, dandruff, and bald patches. This contagious infection does not usually respond to topical treatment.

The granules can be sprinkled on food and are administered once a day for six weeks. The actual dosage is based on the child’s weight.

(Source: FDA, October 1, 2007.)