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Amorolfine Nail Lacquer 5%



Amorolfine 5% w/v medicated nail lacquer is used to treat fungal infections affecting up to 2 nails and affecting the upper half or sides of the nail. Please note this is a generic product and the product you receive will depend on availability.


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Amorolfine 5% w/v medicated nail lacquer is used to treat fungal infections affecting up to 2 nails and affecting the upper half or sides of the nail. The active ingredient of this medicine is amorolfine (as the hydrochloride) which belongs to a group of medicines known as antifungals. Amorolfine kills a wide variety of fungi that can cause nail infections. A fungal nail infection is likely to result in discoloured (white, yellow or brown), thick or brittle nails, although their appearance can vary considerably.

To make sure this is the right treatment for you, before you start using amorolfine nail lacquer it is important that your doctor or pharmacist knows:

  • If the infection covers more than half of your nail, or if more than two nails are infected.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take/use medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • If you have raised blood sugar levels (diabetes mellitus) or have problems with your circulation.
  • If you are taking any other medicines or using any other medicated skin preparations. This includes any which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine or to a skin preparation.


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Uses / Instructions

To treat a fungal nail infection, use Amorolfine Nail Lacquer once a week. If you are treating a fingernail, you will need to use this treatment for six months, if you are treating a toenail you will need to use Curanail Nail Lacquer for nine to twelve months. Detailed instructions for how to treat any nail are included in the product leaflet.

  • Before using this product for the first time, file down your infected nail using the nail file provided. Do not use this nail file on healthy nails, as it could spread the infection from your infected nail.
  • Clean your nail using one of the swabs provided
  • Dip the applicator into the bottle of Curanail nail lacquer and apply evenly over the surface of the infected nail.
  • Let your nail dry for approximately 3 minutes.
  • Clean the reusable applicator after use, using the same swab you used to clean your nail before treatment. Then dispose of the swab carefully.
  • Remove any old nail lacquer and nail varnish before using this product again.


Amorolfine Nail Lacquer should not be used by anyone under the age of 18. Do not use Amorolfine Nail Lacquer if you are allergic to amorolfine or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not apply this product to the skin around your nail. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, ears, and mucous membranes, such as your mouth and nostrils. Do not inhale.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)

Nail damage, nail discolouration, fragile or brittle nails.

Very rare: (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)

Skin burning sensation.

Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data

Systemic allergic reaction (a serious allergic reaction that can be associated with swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing and/or a severe skin rash). Redness, itching, hives, blister, allergic skin reaction.


The active substance is amorolfine (as hydrochloride). 1ml of nail lacquer contains 55.74mg amorolfine hydrochloride (equivalent to 50mg of amorolfine).
• The other ingredients are ammonio methacrylate copolymer A, triacetin, butyl acetate, ethyl acetate and ethanol.

If the brand you receive is different then see the patient information leaflet with your pack for a full list of ingredients.


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