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Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer

Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer (3ml )

Order before 4pm for delivery from Fri. 18 Oct.

Description for Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer

Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer Amorolfine Treatment is used to treat mild fungal infections affecting the upper half or sides of the nail. An easy, once weekly treatment that can kill a large variety of different fungi that cause nail infections. An effective anti-fungal solution that was previously only available on prescription.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer Amorolfine Treatment treats mild fungal infections affecting finger and toe nails. Previously available by prescription only, this easy, once-a-week treatment destroys infection-causing fungi and yeasts. Curanail is a similar to nail varnish.
We can also prescribe the generic Curanail equivalent, Amolorfine 5% Nail Lacquer in a 5mL pack size for the same low price of £16.50. You’ll get 66% more product for the same price.

Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer Amorolfine Treatment has proven effective in 85% of fingernail infections and 76% of toenail infections over 6 and 9-12 month treatment periods, respectively. The product pack includes lacquer, cleansing swabs, reusable applicators and nail files.
Fungal nail infections affect the nail plate and can spread to the nail bed causing discoloration. If left untreated, the fungal infection may spread to the nail matrix and destroy the nail. While many treatments tend to wash off, Curanail is water and soap proof.
Curanail contains the active ingredient Amorolfine. You paint it on your nail like nail polish and it lasts up to one week. Curanail treats mild fungal nail infections characterised by discolouration, brittleness, thickening, nail distortion or debris build-up.
It is essential that you follow good foot hygiene while using Curanail to prevent the infection from spreading and reoccurring.
Doctors can also prescribe treatment for fungal nail infections. If you’d like an online consultation please visit our Online Doctor. Our UK registered General Practitioner will review your history and, if necessary, prescribe a prescription-strength fungal nail treatment. 
Curanail is easy to use and apply, though the treatment takes time. As the old nail is shed, the new nail grows which can take months depending on the infection’s severity. It’s important to continue the treatment, cut nails short and use a different pair of scissors for infected nails.

Fungal nail infections can be caused by conditions like diabetes or psoriasis, nail damage or trauma, or by fungal infections like athlete's foot that have not been treated. You can find out more about fungal nail infections from our Online Doctor.

Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer Amorolfine Treatment provides effective treatment for mild fungal nail infections and treats adults over 18 years.

If there's no improvement after three months of treatment, you'll need to see your pharmacist

Side effects are uncommon. Rarely, you might feel a slight burning sensation around the nail(s) after applying Curanail, but this is temporary.

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

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 Curanail 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 Curanil nail lacquer bottle tightly. Dispose of the swab carefully as it is inflammable.

Before using the Curanail 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 Curanail 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 nail has completely grown out, otherwise the infection will just come back. The hardest part may remembering to apply Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer Amorolfine Treatment each week. It will help to apply Curanail 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 medicine. In general Curanail can take six months treatment to clear up a fingernail infection and nine to twelve months for toenail infections.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Curanail Fungal Nail Treatment, however if you do they can include:

Burning sensation in 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.

Active ingredients:

Curanail contains 50 mg/ml (5%) of amorolfine (equivalent to 6.4% amorolfine hydrochloride).

Inactive ingredients:

Ammonio methacrylate copolymer A, triacetin, butyl acetate, ethyl acetate and ethanol.

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

  • Do not use Curanail if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, for children aged under 18 years and if you have more than two infected nails, a destroyed or very damaged nail, or your pharmacist thinks that your nail condition is not caused by a fungal infection. 
  • If you suffer from diabetes, poor blood circulation in your hands or feet, or an underactive immune system, for example due to disease 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 Curanail 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 Curanail Fungal 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


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 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same 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 and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

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

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

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.



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 5.30pm 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 5.30pm 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 5.30pm 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 does Curanail contain?

    Curanail contains the antifungal Amolorfine in a strength of 5%

  • How do I use Curanail?

    In adults and children 12 years and over, Curanail is applied to the affected nails once weekly. It should not be used if there are more than two infected nails. See the 'Directions' tab above for detailed instructions on how to use Curanail.

  • Can I take other medicines with Curanail?

    Yes, Curanail shouldn't affect your other medicines.

  • Why does Curanail take so long to work?

    Fungal nail infections can be difficult to treat and Curanail works to stop the fungus replicating, allowing your nail to get better as it grows out.

    Depending on the severity of your infection and the rate of nail growth this can be anywhere from 6 months to 1 year.

  • Should I apply Curanail at a certain time?

    There is no specific time you should apply Curanail. As long as you remember to use it regularly, once every week, it will be fine.

  • I am Diabetic, should I use Curanail?

    If you have Diabetes, you should consult your GP before using Curanail. This is because people with Diabetes can potentially suffer with more serious consequences when they get problems with their feet due to having less circulation to their extremities.

  • Is Curanail available for next day delivery?

    Yes, we understand that sometimes you want to get your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Curanail is available for next day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Curanail online?

    Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy Curanail online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine Curanail through our Online Pharmacy.

  • How do I buy Curanail online?

    It's simple!

    Just select the quantity you require and then 'Buy' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire in the checkout so we can ensure it is safe for us to supply Curanail to you. It all takes less than 2 minutes and Curanail can be delivered to your door.

  • What are the advantages of buying Curanail online?

    There are many advantages to buying Curanail online, some include:

    • It's quick & easy - there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery - we understand you may want your treatment as soon as possible. We offer fast delivery to your door with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices - we are able to offer very competitive prices.
    • Tons of information - we provide all the information you could need on Curanail, amolorfine and fungal nail infections, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.
  • How long does it take to work?

    Fingernails should be treated once a week for 6 months and toenails for 9-12 months. Nails grow slowly so it may take a couple of months before you see results. Be sure to continue treatment until ALL of the infected nail has grown out.

  • How long does one pack last?

     Each pack contains one bottle of lacquer, 30 nail files, 30 swabs and 10 applicators. This is about a 3-month supply.

  • Can I wear nail varnish over Curanail?

    It is not advisable to wear nail varnish or false nails over a fungal nail infection. These products contain solvents which will affect the medication.

  • Is Curanail noticeable on your nail?

    Curanail is colourless and dries clear. It will make your nail look shiny.

  • Will Curanail wash off in the bath/shower?

    No, Curanail is soap and water resistant. If you plan to work with chemicals such as paint stripper or creosote, wear rubber gloves to protect the lacquer on fingernails.

  • I've run out of swabs, is there anything else I can use?

    You can spray an antiseptic cleaner such as Savlon Antiseptic Liquid or Optima Australian Tea Tree Antiseptic Spray onto cotton wool to clean nails and other implements (e.g. scissors).

  • I've seen a pictures of fungal nail infections but I'm still not sure if I have one. Any tips?

    Fungal nail infections have certain symptoms. Some include:

    • white, brown or yellow nail discolouration
    • nail-thickening
    • shape-distortion
    • scaliness
    • debris-build up under the nail
    • brittleness

    If you believe you have a fungal nail infection, your local pharmacist can confirm the condition and give treatment advice.

  • I have started to wear flip flops in the communal changing rooms at my gym to avoid athlete's foot and verrucas. Will this prevent fungal nail infections too?

    Hot and humid communal areas make ideal homes for infection-causing fungi. Wearing flip-flops will certainly reduce your chances of developing both foot and nail infections.

  • I read that developing athlete's foot makes you more susceptible fungal nail infection. Is this true?

    Yes. About 90% of fungal nail infections are caused by the same fungus responsible for athlete's foot. For this reason, it is important to treat athlete's foot early to minimise the possibility that it will infect the nails.

  • I believe my 16-year-old son has a fungal nail infection. Can he use Curanail?

    Curanail can only be used by adults over 18. He’ll need to visit his GP who can prescribe an appropriate medication.

  • I've got two infected toes on one foot and one infected toe on the other. Can Curanail treat my condition?

    Curanail can be used on a maximum of 2 nails total, not per foot. You’ll need to consult a doctor.

  • I'm using Curanail and been told to use it once a week for the next 6 months. Do you have any tips for keeping up with the treatment? I’m afraid I will forget.

    You're not alone. Because it takes around 6 months for fingernail and 9-12 months for toenail infections to grow out, the Curanail treatment takes time. Sticking to the treatment however, especially in the first 3 months, is important. Some ideas to help you remember include:

    • picking the same day each week to apply the treatment.
    • incorporating it into a routine, such as after a shower, bath or after regular exercise.
    • using the included nail templates to monitor progress.
  • I think my fingernail may have a fungal nail infection. Can I use Curanail for it?

    Yes, Curanail can treat mild fingernail and toenail fungal infections. Treatment for fingernails tends to be shorter than for toenails (6 months compared to 9-12 months for toenails) since they grow more quickly. Of course, ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.

Authored By:

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Published on: 02-02-2017

Last modified on: 02-02-2019

Reviewed By:

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Leanne Sinclair


Reviewed on: 02-02-2019

Next review date: 02-02-2021

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