Curanail 5% Fungal Nail Treatment 3ml

Curanail Once Weekly 5% Fungal Nail Treatment 3ml

  • Effective treatment for mild fungal nail infection
  • Penetrates the nail, kills the fungus, and prevents further infection from spreading
  • Works underneath nail varnish
  • Just one application a week


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Curanail 5% Fungal Nail Treatment 3ml

Curanail 5% Fungal Nail Treatment is used for the Treatment of mild cases of distal and lateral subungual onychomycoses caused by dermatophytes, yeasts and moulds limited up to 2 nails.

Curanail 5% w/v medicated nail lacquer for the effective treatment of mild fungal nail infections.

How to use Curanail 5% Fungal Nail Treatment 3ml

Adults and Elderly

The nail lacquer should be applied to the affected finger or toenails once weekly.

The patient should apply the nail lacquer as follows:

1. Before the first application of Curanail 5% nail lacquer, it is essential that the affected areas of nail (particularly the nail surfaces) should be filed down as thoroughly as possible using a nail file, as supplied. The surface of the nail should then be cleansed and degreased using an alcohol cleaning pad, as supplied.

Cosmetic nail lacquer may be applied at least 10 min after amorolfine 5% nail lacquer application. Before repeat application of Curanail 5% nail lacquer, any remaining nail lacquer, and cosmetic nail lacquer if any, should be removed carefully, then the affected nails should be filed down again as required, and at any rate be cleansed with an alcohol soaked swab to remove any remaining lacquer.

Caution: Nail files used for affected nails must not be used for healthy nails.

2. Apply the nail lacquer to the entire surface of the affected nails and allow it to dry. After use, clean the applicator with the same cleaning pad used before for nail cleaning. Keep the bottle tightly closed.

For each nail to be treated, dip the applicator into the nail lacquer without wiping off any of the lacquer on the bottle neck.

Caution: When working with organic solvents (thinners, white spirit, etc.) wear impermeable gloves in order to protect the Curanail 5% nail lacquer on the nails.

Treatment should be continued without interruption until the nail is regenerated and the affected areas are finally cured. Non-compliance with frequency of administration and recommended treatment duration might result in treatment failure, and development of resistance. The required frequency and duration of treatment depends essentially on intensity and localisation of the infection. In general, it is six months (finger nails) and nine to twelve months (toe nails). A review of the treatment is recommended at intervals of approximately three months. If the infection has not cleared after six months (finger nails) and twelve months (toe nails) medical advice should be sought.

Co-existent tinea pedis should be treated with an appropriate antimycotic cream.

Paediatric population

Due to the lack of clinical experience available, Curanail 5% nail lacquer is not recommended for patients below the age of 18 years.

Who can use Curanail 5% Fungal Nail Treatment 3ml?

You can use Curanail to treat a mild fungal nail infection if:

You are aged over 18.
You have a mild infection.
Infection affects up to two nails.
The infection shows up on the upper half or sides of the nail, as illustrated in the picture.

Who cannot use Curanail?

Curanail should NOT be used by:

Those aged under 18.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Anyone who has ever suffered an allergic reaction to amorolfine or any of the other ingredients in Curanail.
Those with severe nail infections.
Those with an infection affecting more than two nails.
If these apply to you, you should see a doctor or podiatrist.

People with diabetes, a weak immune system or poor blood circulation should check with their doctor or pharmacist before using Curanail.


Q. I’ve seen a picture of a fungal nail infection but I’m still not sure if that is what I’m suffering from. Any tips?

Fungal nail infections can be identified by certain key signs. Some of these include:

White, yellow or brown discolouration
Thickening of the nail
Build-up of debris under the nail
Distorted shape

Q. I regularly use my local gym and have started to wear flip flops in the communal changing rooms to stop me getting athlete’s foot and verrucas. Will that stop me from getting fungal nail infections too?

Hot and humid communal areas are a breeding ground for infections of the feet and nails. Wearing flip flops will certainly reduce the chances of catching and spreading these infections, including fungal nail infections.

Q. I read somewhere that if you’ve got athlete’s foot then you are more susceptible to developing a fungal nail infection. Is there any truth in this?

This is absolutely true. Over 90% of fungal nail infections are caused by the same fungus that is responsible for athlete’s foot, so it’s important to treat athlete’s foot as early as possible to minimise the likelihood of it infecting the nails.

Q. I’m using Curanail at the moment but have been told I’ll need to use it once a week for at least the next 6 months. Any tips on keeping up with the treatment? I can see myself forgetting to use it.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The reason Curanail treatment is so long is that it takes around 6 months for fingernails and 9-12 months for toenails to grow out and replace the infected ones. But it’s important to stick to the treatment, especially in the first 3 months when improvement may not be so visible. The once weekly application should help. Other tips include:

picking the same day each week when you always apply the treatment
trying to build it into a routine, for example, after a bath, shower or following a regular sport activity
using the nail templates in the Curanail packs to help you monitor improvements and give you encouragement

Q. My fingernail looks like it could have a fungal nail infection. Can I use Curanail for it?

Yes, Curanail can be used for mild fungal nail infections of both finger nails and toe nails. Toe nail infections are generally more common than finger nail infections (7 times more common). Nevertheless, Curanail works equally well in both and the good news is that treatment times for finger nails tend to be shorter than for toe nails (around 6 months compared with 9-12 months for toe nails) as they grow more quickly and so the infection grows out sooner.

Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.



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