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    Information about Amorolfine

    Amorolfine uses

    Amorolfine is used in the treatment of fungal nail infections and fungal skin infections.

    How amorolfine works

    Amorolfine is an antifungal medication. It works by preventing fungi from producing ergosterol, an essential component of fungal cell membranes. Without ergosterol, the fungi stop growing and its cells breakdown. Gradually, the infected nail grows out, until only healthy nail is left.

    Common side effects of amorolfine

    Blisters on skin, Nail disorder, Skin irritation, Skin rash, Skin redness
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
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    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Amorolfine

    • Amorolfine helps treat fungal skin and nail infections.
    • Avoid getting it in your eyes, ears, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
    • When using for nail infecions, avoid use of nail varnishes and artificial nails. Do not share your nail-filer to prevent spread of infection. 
    • Do not use it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Keep using Amorolfine for three to five days after the symptoms of the infection have cleared up to prevent it from coming back.

    Frequently asked questions for Amorolfine


    Q. How often should you use Amorolfine?

    Amorolfine is usually applied once weekly on the affected finger or toenails. Sometimes your physician may ask you to apply it twice weekly. It is important that the affected areas should be cleansed and dried properly. Consult your doctor before you apply this medication and follow the instructions as provided.

    Q. Is Amorolfine a steroid?

    No, Amorolfine is not a steroid. It is a medicine which is used to kill a wide variety of infection-causing fungus. It is used to treat fungal infections of the nails and skin.

    Q. Can we apply Amorolfine on other parts of the body?

    No, this medicine should not be used on other parts of the body like eyes, oral cavity, other parts of skin or mucosa or intravaginally. Its use should be restricted to only nails. Before using the medicine consult the doctor and follow the instructions carefully.

    Q. Can Amorolfine cause any local reaction or rashes?

    Yes, the use of Amorolfine may cause allergic reactions, but the probability is unknown. Such allergic reaction is not very common and is likely to occur in only susceptible or sensitive individuals. Immediately contact your doctor if you experience such reactions.

    Q. Is Amorolfine safe to be used in kids?

    No, Amorolfine should not be used in children and infants. This is because there is no evidence available to prove the safety of the medicine. Consult your doctor in case your kid develops nail infection or has any nail changes.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)