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Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer

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Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer (5mL)

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Amorolfine nail treatment for fungal nails

Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer is a treatment to help treat fungal nail infections and is available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy following a free online consultation. Amorolfine is the generic prescription equivalent to branded Loceryl & over-the counter Curanail. It is sold online in a 5ml pack (with a free private prescription) - saving you money on your fungal nail treatment.

Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer is available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help treat fungal nail infections. To find out more about fungal nail infections and see all the available treatments, see our Online Doctor Fungal Nail Infection page.

Amrolofine - Important Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 6

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Amorolfine Nail Lacquer?

Amorolfine nail recovery paint is a generic version of the common over-the-counter fungal nail treatments, Curanail and Loceryl gel. Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer contains amorolfine, an antifungal medicine. Amorolfine works by stopping the production of a chemical called ergosterol in fungus that causes nail infections. Without ergosterol, the fungus stops growing and its cells breakdown. It will be removed as the infected nail grows out until only healthy nail is left.

Amorolfine nail polish is available to buy in a 5ml pack size as the generic prescription equivalent to over-the-counter Curanail 5% Fungal Nail Solution 3ml. Curanail over-the-counter treatment is only suitable to treat up to two infected nails whereas Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer can be prescribed by our medical team to economically treat multiple nail infections at a time. Amorolfine is available as a cost-effective generic treatment following the patent expiring on branded Loceryl Nail Lacquer.

For more information about this treatment what it is and how it works, visit our about Amorolfine page.


How do you use nail lacquer?

Treatment with amorolfine hydrochloride nail lacquer should continue in accordance with the instructions until the infected nail has completely grown out and recovered. Depending on the speed of nail growth, this is usually around 6 months for a fingernail and 9 - 12 months for a toenail. You should start to see an improvement in your nails before this time as healthy nail starts to grow out. 

As a rough guide, you will need around 1 - 2ml of Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer per nail for 3 months’ treatment. This can vary depending on the amount you apply, the frequency of application (once or twice weekly) and the size of your nails (you will use more on your big toe). If you do not see improvement in your fungal nail infection after 3 months of treatment with amorolfine hydrochloride, you should see your GP.

According to the instructions, Amorolfine 5% Nail Solution should be applied to each infected nail once or twice weekly. It is important to use the treatment regularly to ensure it is effective. You should apply the treatment to all of the infected nails on the same day(s) each week, preferably at the same to time to make it easier to remember. This may be after a bath, shower or regular activity.


What causes nail fungus?

Fungal nail infections are caused by the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot. If you are also suffering from athlete’s foot, it is important that you also treat this to prevent your toenail from becoming re-infected after completing a course of Amorolfine nail treatment. See our athlete’s foot section for a range of antifungal creams, medicated gels, sprays and powders. You can also use antifungal powders in your shoes and socks if you are suffering from a fungal nail infection to help keep them free of fungus and stop the spread.

If you suffer from diabetes, a weak immune system, or poor circulation, you should see your GP for treatment of your fungal nail infections. This is because you need your infection monitored more closely to ensure there are no complications.



*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Amorolfine application instructions

Adults, including the elderly and children 18 years and over: 

Step 1: Prepare the Nail
Using a new file, gently file down the infected areas of nail, including the nail surface. Protect any healthy nails while you are doing this so that you don't spread the infection.
CAUTION: Do not use the same nail file for infected nails and healthy nails, as this could spread the infection as well. To prevent the spread of infection take care that no one else uses the files from your kit.

Step 2: Clean the nail
Use one of the swabs provided, to clean the nail surface.
Do not throw the swab away as you will need it later to clean the applicator.

Step 3: Treat the nail
Dip one of the re-usable applicators into the bottle of Amorolfine nail lacquer. The lacquer must not be wiped off on the edge of the bottle before it is applied. Apply the lacquer. Apply the nail lacquer evenly over the entire surface of the nail. Allow to dry. Let the treated nail(s) dry for approximately 3 minutes.

Step 4: Clean the applicator
You can use the applicators provided more than once. However, it is important to clean them thoroughly each time so that you don't spread the infection. Use the same swab you used for cleaning your nails. Don't touch the newly treated nails with the swab. Close the Amorolfine nail lacquer bottle tightly. Dispose of the swab carefully as it is flammable.

Before using the Amorolfine nail lacquer again, first remove the old lacquer from your nails using a swab, then file down the nails again if necessary.

Re-apply the lacquer as described above.

When dry the nail lacquer is unaffected by soap and water, so you can wash your hands and feet as normal. If you need to use chemicals such as paint thinners or white spirit, rubber or other impermeable (waterproof) gloves should be worn to protect the lacquer on your fingernails.

It is important to carry on using the Amorolfine nail lacquer until the infection has cleared and healthy nails have grown back. This usually takes 6 months for fingernails and 9 to 12 months for toenails. You will see a healthy nail growing as the diseased nail grows out.

It is important that you continue the treatment without interruption until the infected section of the nail has completely grown out, otherwise, the infection will just come back. The hardest part may be remembering to apply Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer each week. It will help to apply Amorolfine on the same day each week and write the date of use on a diary card or on the box, to help to keep a running check of when you used to the medicine. In general, Curanail can take six months of treatment to clear up a fingernail infection and nine to twelve months for toenail infections.

Using nail polish, varnish or artificial nails

After applying Amorolfine 5% w/v Medicated Nail Lacquer, an interval of at least 10 minutes should be left before application of any cosmetic nail lacquer or paint. You should ensure that the cosmetic nail polish is fully removed before your next application of antifungal treatment.

However, the use of nail varnish or artificial nails should be avoided during treatment.

Amorolfine side effects

Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer, however, if you do they can include: 

Burning sensation in the area where you're using it.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

For more information about the possible side effects of Amorolfine, visit our about Amorolfine page.

Amorolfine nail lacquer ingredients

Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer contains:

Amorolfine 5% (50mg amorolfine per 1mL nail lacquer).

It also contains:

Ethanol anhydrous, Ammonio Methacrylate Copolymer (type A), Ethyl acetate, Butyl acetate and Triacetin.

Amorolfine warnings

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product. 

  • Do not use Amorolfine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, for children aged under 18 years, a destroyed or very damaged nail. 
  • If you suffer from diabetes, poor blood circulation in your hands or feet, or an underactive immune system, for example, due to diseases such as HIV or treatment with medicines such as chemotherapy, immunosuppressants or high-dose corticosteroids, please see your doctor. 
  • This medicine is for external use only. 
  • If there is no improvement after three months treatment you will need to see your doctor. 
  • Avoid contact with eyes, ears and mucous membranes (e.g. the inside of the nose and mouth). 
  • Do not inhale. 
  • The disposable nail files provided with Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer should be discarded after use. 
  • Use a new file for each weekly treatment. 
  • Do not use the nail files used for infected nails to file healthy nails, as this may spread the infection. 
  • You should not use nail varnish or artificial nails on the nails you are treating with Amorolfine 5% Nail Treatment. 
  • If you need to work with organic solvents (e.g. thinners, white spirit etc.) during treatment with this medicine, you should wear waterproof gloves to protect the medicine on the nails. 

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Fungal Nail Infections?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Amorolfine nail lacquer?

    Amorolfine nail lacquer is a topical application used to treat fungal nail infections (onychomycosis). The solution works by killing the fungi that cause fungal nail infection. Amorolfine can be applied to both finger and toenails.

  • Does it work?

    Yes – Amorolfine medicated nail paint treats fungal nail infections like onychomycosis by stopping the growth of the fungi responsible for the infection allowing the infection to grow out with the nail. It can be applied to both finger and toenails.

  • How often do I apply Amorolfine nail varnish?

    Amorolfine should be applied directly to the infected nail(s) once or twice a week, or as otherwise directed by your doctor.

  • Where do I apply Amorolfine nail varnish?

    The solution can be applied anywhere on an infected nail, so long as the infection has not spread to the lunula, which is the white area at the base of the nail.

  • How long does one bottle of Amorolfine last?

    One 5ml bottle contains enough solution for 150 applications. Because amorolfine only needs to be applied 1-2 times a week, one 5ml bottle should last the full duration of treatment. This is assuming you are treating 1-2 nails for up to 12 months.

  • How long should I use Amorolfine nail lacquer?

    Treatment should be continued until the affected nail(s) are completely free of infection. On average, fingers nails require up to 6 months of treatment, whilst toenails can take between 9 and 12 months. 

    Try not to be discouraged during the initial stages of treatment if there are no signs of visible improvement. Healthy nails only grow about 2mm every month so it can take for results to show through.

  • Are the nail files, applicators, and swabs reusable?

    The nail files and alcohol swabs should be discarded after each use. However, the applicators can be reused, providing they have been wiped with the alcohol swab prior to use.

  • If I am pregnant or breastfeeding, can I still use Amorolfine nail paint?

    Sadly, there is no data regarding the use of amorolfine during pregnancy. Also, there is no information on whether amorolfine passes into human breast milk. For these reasons, amorolfine should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. For further advice please consult your doctor.

  • Why is Amorolfine nail lacquer sometimes more expensive than other fungal nail products?

    Amorolfine is a clinically proven fungal nail treatment. Because the solution is only applied 1-2 times a week, one 5ml bottle can potentially last for up to 12 months. Most cheaper alternatives are designed for daily use, which means you will need to buy multiple bottles to cover the same length of treatment. As a result, you end up spending more.

  • How do I diagnose a fungal nail infection?

    A fungal nail infection occurs when fungus infects the nail bed. This causes several noticeable symptoms that make the condition easy to identify. Firstly, the nail can become discoloured, turning yellow or brown. Secondly, the texture of the nail can change, making it thick and brittle. In some cases, the nail can also separate from the nail bed. 

  • What are the side effects of Amorolfine nail lacquer?

    Generally there are not many side effects associated with using Amorolfine nail polish. One side effect can be a burning sensation around the skin where the varnish has been applied. If you experience any other unusual side effects, contact a doctor or pharmacist. 

Authored By:

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Published on: 02-02-2017

Last modified on: 02-10-2020

Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

Reviewed By:

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Scott McDougall


Reviewed on: 02-10-2020

Next review date: 02-10-2022

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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