What is Amorolfine?
Amorolfine is used in the treatment of a variety of fungal nail infections. It is a prescription medicine so it can be used on nail infections ranging from very mild to more severe.
How does Amorolfine work?
Amorolfine contains amorolfine which works by destroying the fungus that causes the infection. The medicine as known as antifungal and helps to restore the natural balance of your nails.
What are the benefits of taking Amorolfine?
Most fungal infections are not dangerous but they can be unsightly and unpleasant. Fungal nail infections differ each time but they could be discoloured, thicker or brittle. Clearing the fungus quickly with Amorolfine is painless and effective.
How do I use Amorolfine?
Follow the guidance given in the enclosed patient information leaflet and be sure to read it before commencing use of the medicine.
Prepare the infected nail by filing it (including the surface) using a nail file. Prevent the spread of the infection by using a separate nail file for the infected one, than the one you use on your healthy nails.
Clean the nail using the swab provided and then dip the applicator into the bottle and apply the lacquer evenly over the nail. Wait for it to dry (about 3 minutes) and then you can wash and bathe as normal.
If you wish to apply nail varnish, wait 10 minutes after application before you do this.
The recommended dose of Amorolfine is to apply it to the infected nail once a week. To ensure you are using the right amount of product, do not wipe the lacquer against the bottleneck as you draw it out.
If you forget to use it then don’t worry as it doesn’t matter if the doses are not exactly one week apart. Simply apply it when you remember and consider marking the day on a diary or calendar to assist you.
If anyone accidentally swallows any of this product then go to your emergency department and take the product packaging with you.
Side effects & precautions
Before taking this medication, you should always first check that it is suitable for you and any of your associated medical conditions. Do not take Amorolfine if:
- If you are allergic to any of the ingredients or any similar medications
Because of the way that medications interact with each other, you should talk to a doctor before taking Amorolfine if you are already taking any other medications.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant then discuss with your doctor before taking Amorolfine, as they may decide that it’s not appropriate.
You should cease using Amorolfine immediately and contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects or if you notice signs of an allergic reaction.