What is silka the medic?

Silka medic® is a commercial medication whose only active component is terbinafine , providing it with antifungal and antifungal properties . It should be noted that this medicine is produced thanks to Genomma Laboratories. (1)

What is the silka medic used for?

  • silka medic® is indicated for the treatment of fungal skin infections as a fungicide, by intervening in the biosynthesis of infectious fungi and causing the death of their cell membrane to prevent expansion in the affected area. 
  • It is used to treat: 
    • Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis. (two)
    • Cutaneous candidiasis.
    • Body ringworm.
    • Jock itch.

You should know: Much of the fungal skin infections beyond athlete’s foot are located in the groin, hands, thorax, and armpits.

Dosage and routes of administration of silka medic

Silka medic® comes in the presentation of 1% gel or cream tubes of 15 g or 30 g of terbinafine , it also comes in a spray whose containers contain 30 ml of this same active principle, having a topical administration route. In general, this drug is administered as follows:

  • Gel or cream: In adults or children over 12 years of age, apply directly to the skin (English, hands, chest and armpits) 1 or 2 times in a 7-day treatment, for athlete’s foot and skin infections.
  • Spray: In adults or children over 12 years of age, direct application to the affected area until symptoms disappear.

To highlight: Treatment with silka medic® should not be exceeded for more than 2 weeks.

silka medic side effects

Silka medic® can bring with it a series of adverse effects, depending on the patient’s condition or the body’s reaction to the medication. Among the most notable are:

  • Redness of the skin.
  • Pruritus (itching).
  • Urticaria.
  • Dry Skin.

Important: Suspend the administration of the medication if the adverse effects do not disappear and the patient’s situation worsens .

Contraindications and warnings of silka medic

Like all known drugs, silka medic® is contraindicated for a particular patient population and also contains important precautionary warnings. Therefore, it is not recommended to administer in the following cases: 

  • Sensitive patients or with allergies to the active ingredient.
  • Liver affections.
  • Chronic kidney diseases.
  • Pregnancy or lactation (consult a doctor first).

Avoid if you have:

  • Injuries or open wounds.
  • Hypersensitive skin.
  • Chronic plantar disease (plantar hyperkeratosis).


  • Keep out of the reach of children under 2 years of age.
  • Do not expose the skin being treated directly to the sun.
  • Avoid direct contact with mucous areas or eyes.
  • Always keep the medicine closed before use.
  • Store in a dry place.

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