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AMOROLFINE (CURANAIL)

Brand Name(s) : Curanail, Loceryl
Warnings
Uses
Side Effects
Precautions
Interactions
Overdose

AMOROLFINE WARNINGS

Amorolfine should be used with caution in:

It should not be used in case of:

  • Allergy (hypersensitivity) to amorolfine or any of the other ingredients
  • pregnancy or planning to become pregnant
  • breast feeding
  • children under 12 years of age (specific brands may have a different age limit, please check patient information leaflet for details)

Also see list of precautions and interactions

STORAGE

Store below 30°C.

AMOROLFINE USES

What is it used for?

  • Amorolfine is used to treat certain fungal infections of the skin (e.g. athlete’s foot).
  • It is a topical antimycotic, sometimes known as an antifungal.
  • It is used to kill a wide variety of fungi that can cause nail infections.

Listed below are the typical uses of amorolfine.

  • Treatment of fungal infections affecting the nails.

On occasion your doctor may prescribe this medicine to treat a condition not on the above list.

HOW TO USE/TAKE

How often do I take it?

  • Always use amorolfine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Medicated nail lacquer:
    Apply to infected nails 1–2 times a week. Firstly file the infected areas of the nail, including the nail surface. Then use an alcohol swab, or nail varnish remover, to clean the nail surface. Treat the nail by applying the nail lacquer evenly over the entire surface. Allow the treated nail(s) to dry for approximately 3 minutes. Finger nails should be treated for 6 months and toenails for 9–12 months, with a review every 3 month.
  • Use this medication for the duration of prescription in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • Remember to use it at the same time each day - unless specifically told not to by your doctor.
  • There is no information on how long this drug takes to reach its full effect, but due to slow nails growth you may need to use this medication for up to 12 months for infections of the toe nails.
  • Certain medical conditions may require different dosage instructions as directed by your doctor.

What dose?

  • Dosage is based on your age, gender, medical condition, response to therapy, and use of certain interacting medicines.

Do I need to avoid anything?

  • Avoid nail varnish or artificial nails during treatment of the nails.
  • Do not get amorolfine in your eyes or ears, if you do wash it out with water immediately and contact your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital straight away.
  • Avoid the medicine coming into contact with mucous membranes (e.g. mouth and nostrils).
  • Do not inhale.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

When can I stop?

  • Always complete the full course as prescribed by your doctor.

AMOROLFINE SIDE EFFECTS

  • Nail becoming discoloured, loose or starting to separate from the nail bed,
  • Burning sensation or allergic skin reaction (contact dermatitis).
  • Allergic skin reactions

If any of these persist or you consider them severe then inform your doctor or pharmacist.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

The Yellow Card Scheme allows you to report suspected side effects from any type of medicine (which includes vaccines, herbals and over the counter medicines) that you are taking. It is run by the medicines safety watchdog called the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory agency (MHRA). Please report any suspected side effect on the Yellow Card Scheme website.

AMOROLFINE PRECAUTIONS

Before taking amorolfine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other antifungals; or if you have any other allergies.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist in case of:

  • Allergic (hypersensitive) to amorolfine or any of the other ingredients
  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • breast feeding
  • children under 12 years of age (specific brands may have a different age limit, please check patient information leaflet for details)

Before using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially any of the following:

  • diabetes
  • a weak immune system
  • poor circulation in your hands and feet
  • severely damaged or infected nails

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

Does alcohol intake affect this drug?

  • Alcohol intake is not known to affect amorolfine.

The elderly: amorolfine can be used in the elderly.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding - please ensure you read the detailed information below

PREGNANCY

The safety of amorolfine has not been established during pregnancy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts or questions about this.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during pregnancy whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.

BREAST FEEDING

Amorolfine is not safe to take if you are breastfeeding.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during breastfeeding whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.

AMOROLFINE INTERACTIONS

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious, possibly fatal interactions may occur: none known.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription/herbal products you may use.

  • Use of nail varnish or artificial nails should be avoided during treatment.

This information does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using amorolfine, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use.

AMOROLFINE OVERDOSE

The effects of overdose with amorolfine are not known.

If you think you, or someone you care for, might have accidentally taken more than the recommended dose of amorolfine or intentional overdose is suspected, immediately contact your local hospital, GP or if in England call 111. In Scotland call NHS 24. In Wales, call NHS Direct Wales. In the case of medical emergencies, always dial 999.

MISSED DOSE

do not worry if you forget to use your medication at the right time. When you remember, start using the product again, in the same way as before. Do not double the dose to catch up.

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