Before taking a course of tablet treatment for fungal nail infection, diagnosis has to be confirmed by the doctor taking nail clippings from one or more of the affected nails and sending it to the hospital lab for fungal, stain and culture. It usually takes a month to get the full results back as fungus grows very slowly in the lab.
If the nail clippings confirm that there is a fungal nail infection which is sensitive to Lamisil tablets, the doctor will arrange to take routine bloods from you before starting a three month course of Lamisil tablets. It is important that you have your bloods checked before starting the course of treatment and have the bloods repeated one month into the course of treatment to ensure the tablets are not causing any side effects. Side effects from Lamisil tablets are rare but occasionally they can cause nausea, a generalised rash or liver problems. Should you develop any new symptoms that you feel may be as a result of the Lamisil tablets, please stop the tablets immediately and let the doctor who prescribed the tablets know.