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Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer 3ml

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What is Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer ?

Curanail contains the active ingredient amorolfine, which is an antifungal previously only available on prescription. Curanail kills a wide range of different fungi that can cause nail infections. Curanail actually attacks the infection.   In addition, Curanail comes in the form of a nail lacquer (like a nail varnish), which only needs to be applied once a week. This combination of effectiveness and convenience makes Curanail a first choice over-the-counter treatment for mild fungal nail infection.

What is a fungal nail infection?

Fungal nail infections are the most common nail complaint in the UK. The majority of these are caused by the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot. The risk of getting such nail infections is increased in older age groups , if you are a smoker, or if you participate in sporting activities such as swimming or running. Also if you have your hands or feet in water a lot it can increase the chances of getting a fungal nail infection. People with psoriasis are more prone to fungal nail infections.

Do I have a fungal nail infection?

If your nail is brittle, yellow and/or discoloured there is a good chance you have a fungal infection in your nail. The colour of the nail can typically be white yellow or brown. Other things that may indicate you have a fungal infection as well as nail thickening and it being brittle , you may see debris under the nail, you might see scaliness and the nail may be distorted.

How long will it take for the infection to clear?

It will not go away without an effective treatment. Curanail is the only prescription strength cure for such fungal nail infections that you can buy. Treating a nail infection can take a long period of time. The nail will not be completely cured until the nail has grown out. That is why Curanail needs to be used continuously once weekly until a new healthy nail has grown back. It normally takes about 6 months for fingernails and 9 – 12 months for toenails.   Nail Lacquer is used to treat fungal infections affecting the upper half or sides of the nail in up to two nails. Each pack contains 3ml of nail lacquer together with re-usable applicators (files are no longer incuded in each box). Once Weekly Treatment for Mild Fungal Nail Infections. Galderma. Curanail 5%

Precautions when using Curanail Nail Nacquer 3ml and how to store

Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer should not be applied on the skin around the nail. Avoid contact of the lacquer with eyes, ears and mucous membranes. Patients with underlying conditions predisposing to fungal nail infections should be referred to a doctor. Such conditions include peripheral circulatory disorders, diabetes mellitus, and immunosuppression. Patients with nail dystrophy, destroyed nail plate, nail pain or inflammation should be referred to their doctor. Owing to the lack of clinical experience available to date, children should not be treated with amorolfine 5% nail lacquer. During the application of amorolfine no artificial nails shall be used. After applying amorolfine 5% nail lacquer, an interval of at least 10 min should be respected before application of any cosmetic nail lacquer. Before repeat application of amorolfine 5% nail lacquer, the cosmetic nail lacquer should be removed carefully. Store below 30°C. Protect from heat. Keep bottle tightly closed after use   >> Patient Information Leaflet

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