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Amorolfine is used to treat fungal infection of toe and fingernails (onychomycosis) caused by dermatophytes, yeasts or moulds and certain fungal infections of the skin (athlete’s foot).

How it works

Amorolfine belongs to a class of anti-fungal medications. It inhibits the enzymes that are essential for fungal growth, thereby killing the wide variety of sensitive fungi.

Common side effects

Blisters on skin, Nail disorder, Skin irritation, Skin rash, Skin redness


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Expert advice

  • Avoid use of nail varnishes and artificial nails during treatment. Clean and file your nails carefully before applying amorolfine. Avoid sharing of nail-filer to prevent spread of infection. 
  • Do not stop the treatment until infection is cured and healthy nail grow back.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to Amorolfine or to any of its ingredients.
  • Avoid contact of the solution with eyes, ears and mucous membranes (e.g. mouth and nostrils). In case of contact with eyes or ears immediately wash and contact your doctor immediately. 
  • Take appropriate measures to avoid pregnancy while on amorolfine therapy. Consult your doctor if you get to know that you are pregnant.
  • Use impermeable gloves while working with organic solvents such as paint thinners, white spirit etc.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Does amorolfine nail lacquer work?
Regular or uninterrupted application of amorolfine which is also available as nail lacquer is effective in treating toe and fingernail infection. Consult your physician if infection doesn’t reduce or increases.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)