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.
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.