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.
Amfocin contains amorolfine which is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat fungal infections of the nails and skin. When used for nail infections, it is 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. When used for skin infections, it is applied once daily following proper cleansing of the affected area. Do not stop the treatment in between even if the symptoms heal. Your doctor will recommend the exact dose and duration of the treatment based on the type of fungal infection.
Q. Is Amfocin a steroid?
No, Amfocin is not a steroid. It is a medicine which is used to kill a wide variety of infection-causing fungus. It is applied on the affected skin or nails to treat fungal infections of the skin and nails.
Q. Can we apply Amfocin on other parts of the body?
No, this medicine should not be used on other parts of the body like eyes, oral cavity or intravaginally. Its use should be restricted to only nails and skin. Before using the medicine consult the doctor and follow the instructions carefully.
Q. Can Amfocin cause any local reaction or rashes?
Yes, the use of Amfocin 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 Amfocin safe to be used in kids?
No, Amfocin 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 or skin infections or has any nail changes.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.