Amorolfine Medicated Nail Lacquer 5% (Generic Curanail)

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Amorolfine is an effective anti-fungal available as a nail lacquer used to treat fungal infections in nails. This treatment is the generic (unbranded) version of Curanail and Loceryl.

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    WHAT IS AMOROLFINE NAIL LACQUER?

    Amorolfine is an anti-fungal medicated nail lacquer that is highly effective in treating fungal infections of the nails. The branded versions of this medication are called Loceryl and Curanail, respectively.

    A nail lacquer is a formulation designed to stick like nail polish to the nail plate and allow the medication to be passed through the nail plate and treat the fungal infection present in the nail bed.

    HOW DO YOU USE AMOROLFINE NAIL LACQUER?

    Amorolfine 5% w/v Nail Lacquer should be applied to the affected finger or toe nails once or twice a week. The Amorolfine Nail Lacquer kit contains nail files, cleaning swabs, medication applicator and a bottle containing the nail lacquer. The lacquer can be applied following the steps below:

    1) File the nail
    Before the first application, file down the infected areas of nail, including the nail surface , as much as possible using the nail file provided.

    CAUTION: Do not use nail files used for infected nails on healthy nails, otherwise you may spread the infection. To prevent the spread of infection take care that no one else uses the files from your kit.

    2) Clean the nail
    Use one of the swabs provided (or nail varnish remover) to clean the nail surface. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each affected nail.

    3) Take some lacquer from the bottle
    Dip the spatulas into the bottle of nail lacquer. The lacquer must not be wiped off the edge of the bottle before it is applied.

    4) Apply the lacquer
    Apply the lacquer evenly over the entire surface of the nail. Repeat this step for each affected nail. Leave the treated nail(s) to dry for approximately 3 minutes.
    Wait at least 10 minutes before applying cosmetic nail varnish.

    5) Clean the spatula
    The spatulas provided are re-usable. However, it is important to clean them thoroughly after completing each treatment procedure, using the same swab you used for nail cleansing. Avoid touching newly treated nails with the swab. Close the nail lacquer bottle tightly. Dispose of the swab carefully as it is inflammable.

    6) Re-application 
    Before using the nail lacquer again, first remove the old lacquer and any nail varnish from your nails using a swab, then file down the nails again if necessary. Re-apply the lacquer as previously described in the steps above.

    WHAT OTHER THINGS DO I NEED TO KNOW WHEN USING AMOROLFINE NAIL LACQUER?

    • When dry, the nail lacquer is unaffected by soap and water, so you may wash your hands and feet as normal. If you need to use chemicals such as paint thinners or white spirit, rubber or other impermeable (waterproof) gloves should be worn to protect the lacquer on your fingernails.
    • It is important to carry on using Amorolfine 5% w/v until the infection has cleared and healthy nails have grown back. This usually takes 6 months for fingernails and 9 to 12 months for toenails.

    WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF USING AMOROLFINE NAIL LACQUER?

    Like all medicines, Amorolfine 5% w/v can cause side effects , although not everybody gets them.

    Stop using and seek immediate medical advice if you have any of the following:
    Systemic allergic reaction (a serious allergic reaction that can be associated with swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing and/or a severe skin rash)

    Rare side effects: may affect up to 1 in 1000 people
    • Nail damages, nail discoloration, fragile or brittle nails.

    Very rare side effects: may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people
    • Skin burning sensation.

    More information regarding the side effects of Amorolfine Nail Lacquer can be found in the patient information leaflet.

    CAN I USE AMOROLFINE NAIL LACQUER DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING?

    If you are pregnant or breast-feeding , think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

    Please note: PostMyMeds does not provide Amorolfine to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, so please contact your GP if you require Amorolfine Nail Lacquer and are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    CAN I USED OTHER NAIL PRODUCTS WHEN USING AMOROLFINE NAIL LACQUER?

    • Artificial nails should not be used while using Amorolfine 5% w/v.
    • Cosmetic nail varnish can be used, but you should wait at least 10 minutes after applying Amorolfine 5% w/v before painting your nails.
    • The nail varnish should be carefully removed before repeat application of Amorolfine 5% w/v.

     

    HOW DO I STORE AMOROLFINE NAIL LACQUER?

    • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
    • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
    • Store below 30°C. Protect from heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed and upright.

    This product is flammable! Keep the solution away from fire and flames! Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste . Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

    WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON AMOROLFINE NAIL LACQUER?

    You can find more information about Amorolfine Nail Lacquer in the patient information leaflet.

Authored May 25, 2020 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 20, 2020 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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