Nailrox® nail lacquer
What is this medicine?
Nailrox Nail Lacquer is an antifungal medication with an active ingredient ciclopirox. It is used in the treatment of fungal skin and nail infections. It works by stopping the growth of fungi, thus treating the infection.
How should I use this medicine?
Nailrox Nail Lacquer is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as directed by your doctor. The amount you need, and how long you take it will depend on what you are being treated for. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. You should avoid getting in contact with your mouth, eyes, and nose. In case of accidental contact, wash it off with plenty of water. Keep using it regularly to get the most benefit. Before using Nailrox Nail Lacquer, clean and dry the affected area. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Trim your nails. Apply the medicine with applicator brush to the nail and its underside and let it dry for 30 seconds. Nailrox Nail Lacquer is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Nailrox Nail Lacquer too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
How this medicine works?
Nailrox Nail Lacquer is used to treat skin infections caused by fungi. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi. This provides relief from various symptoms, such as pain and itching, caused by the infection and speeds up the healing process. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back. Using this medicine as prescribed may help you feel more comfortable with your skin. It stops protein production in the fungal cells disrupting the cell division process. This is how it prevents further growth of fungi and helps to treat your skin and nail infections.
What about contraindications?
Nailrox Nail Lacquer is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Nailrox Nail Lacquer is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
What precautions do I need to take while using Nailrox Nail Lacquer?
Be careful not to get Nailrox Nail Lacquer into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Nailrox Nail Lacquer if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Nailrox Nail Lacquer with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Nailrox Nail Lacquer only if prescribed by the doctor. If you forget to use Nailrox Nail Lacquer, do not worry and continue using Nailrox Nail Lacquer as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common side effects include itching, burning, or stinging sensation at the site of application. They are not usually serious and often disappear with time. If they bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know.