About amorolfine nail lacquer
|Type of medicine
||Fungal infections of the finger and toe nails
Fungal infections may be caught from another person, from an animal, from soil, from the floors of showers, or from household objects such as chairs or carpets. The appearance and symptoms of fungal infections vary according to where the infection is. When the nails are infected they become thickened, discoloured and crumble when cut.
Before using amorolfine nail lacquer
Before using amorolfine nail lacquer make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or to any other medicine.
How to use amorolfine nail lacquer
- Amorolfine lacquer is usually applied once or twice a week.
- Treatment should continue until the infection has cleared and healthy nails have regrown. This usually takes 6 months for finger nail infections and up to 12 months for toe nail infections.
- Do not use nail varnish or artificial nails while you are being treated with amorolfine.
- Do not allow amorolfine lacquer to come into contact with your eyes, ears, or mucous membranes (eg. mouth, vagina, inside of nose etc).
- If you use any chemicals such as thinners or white spirits, wear waterproof gloves to protect the lacquer on your finger nails.
Can amorolfine nail lacquer cause problems
Along with their useful effects, all medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side-effects continue or become troublesome.
||What can I do if I experience this
|Skin redness, itching, or a burning sensation
||It will gradually disappear after a few minutes and usually gets less over time
||This is nothing to worry about
|Nail separation from the nail bed
||Speak with your doctor
How to store amorolfine nail lacquer
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Important information about all medicines
- If you suspect that someone has swallowed some of this medicine, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital at once. Take the container with you, even if it is empty.
- Always read the printed information leaflet that comes with your medicine.
- This medicine is for you. Never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
- Never keep out-of-date or unwanted medicines. Take them to your local pharmacy which will dispose of them for you.
- If you have any questions about this medicine ask your pharmacist.