beta-cyclodextrin insoluble polymers (beta CDP), a type of hydrogels with a high swelling capacity, can be obtained by crosslinking beta-cyclodextrin (beta CD) with epichlorohydrin. Terbinafine (TB) is an oral and topical antifungal drug that can be housed into the cavity of beta-cyclodextrin, so it seems probable that the drug could interact with the insoluble beta CDP. Different organic molecules can be sorbed on the polymer network and also included within the beta CD cavities, so these hydrogels have potential applications in the pharmaceutical field as drug carriers. In this work, the sorption of TB on beta CDP and the optimal conditions to load the polymer with the drug were studied. Sorption kinetics and Freundlich isotherms of TB on beta CDP at 25A degrees C were obtained and the influence of several parameters on the sorption process of TB was investigated. It was found that a high initial concentration of drug, high TB:beta-CD molar ratios and low ionic strengths were the most favourable conditions. No significant influence of temperature was observed. Moreover, the sorption kinetic profile obtained for terbinafine was compared to that of naftifine, another antifungal agent of similar structure. Terbinafine presented higher affinity for the polymer, according to the higher stability constant of the drug-beta CD inclusion complex. In relation to the release studies from the loaded polymer, 0.1 M HCl was the most favourable medium to allow the release of the drug.