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