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What is Curanail nail polish?
Curanail Nail Lacquer is a treatment for fungal nail infections which can be used on both fingernails and toenails. It is applied like a simple nail lacquer and works to clear up fungal nail infections until a healthy nail has grown back. Curanail was previously known as Loceryl Curanail.
What are fungal nail infections?
Fungal nail infections happen when fungi are given the right environment in which to grow beneath your nail, infecting your nail bed. This fungus thrives in warm, moist areas, making sweaty socks or poorly ventilated shoes the perfect place for it to live. Fungal nail infections are common and can be treated easily, but treatment can take a few weeks to a few months to complete.
Is Curanail Nail Lacquer right for me?
If you’re looking for a simple solution to fungal nail infections that will only need a few applications every week, Curanail could be the product for you. It dries in just 3 minutes, so you can get on with your day quickly and easily, and let your infection take care of itself.
How does Curanail Nail Lacquer work?
Curanail Nail Lacquer contains an antifungal ingredient called amorolfine, which targets and kills the fungi that can cause nail infections. It is applied like a simple nail lacquer and works to clear up fungal nail infections until a healthy nail has grown back.
Can I wear regular nail polish while I’m using this product?
Curanail Nail Lacquer will still work when applied under cosmetic nail varnish, making it perfect for those who enjoy painting their nails and don’t want to let an infection get in their way. Once you’ve applied your Loceryl nail lacquer, wait for at least 10 minutes and then apply your regular nail varnish as usual. You should not use artificial nails while you are using this product.
Can I use this product while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Do not use Curanail Nail Lacquer if you are pregnant, are likely to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding unless told otherwise by your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. Some medication can be harmful to you and your baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding, so be sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication, including this one.
How to use Curanail Nail Lacquer
To treat a fungal nail infection, use Curanail Nail Lacquer once a week. If you are treating a fingernail, you will need to use this treatment for six months, if you are treating a toenail you will need to use Curanail Nail Lacquer for nine to twelve months. Detailed instructions for how to treat any nail are included in the product leaflet.
Before using this product for the first time, file down your infected nail using the nail file provided. Do not use this nail file on healthy nails, as it could spread the infection from your infected nail.
Clean your nail using one of the swabs provided
Dip the applicator into the bottle of Curanail nail lacquer and apply evenly over the surface of the infected nail.
Let your nail dry for approximately 3 minutes.
Clean the reusable applicator after use, using the same swab you used to clean your nail before treatment. Then dispose of the swab carefully.
Remove any old nail lacquer and nail varnish before using this product again.
When should Curanail Nail Lacquer not be used?
Curanail Nail Lacquer should not be used by anyone under the age of 18. Do not use Curanail Nail Lacquer if you are allergic to amorolfine or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not apply this product to the skin around your nail. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, ears, and mucous membranes, such as your mouth and nostrils. Do not inhale.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Curanail Nail Lacquer may have side effects, but you may not get them yourself. These side effects include:
Fragile or brittle nails
Skin burning sensation
Signs of a serious allergic reaction, e.g. swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, severe rash, difficulty breathing
Allergic skin reaction
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use, remove this product using nail varnish remover or the cleaning swabs provided, and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting allergic reactions to medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place that is below 30 degrees C. Store in the original packaging, do not use this product if the expiry date on the packaging has passed. Please Note: Curanail has a shelf life of 3 years and should not be used after that. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Why do I no longer need to answer questions before buying Curanail?
The reason why you no longer need to answer any questions and need pharmacist approval before buying Curanail is that it has been reclassified. Previously, Curanail was classified as P, which meant that it could only be sold by a registered pharmacy. Now, it is classed as a GSL (General Sales Licence) product, which means that approval is not required to purchase.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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The lacquer should be painted onto the affected nail(s) once a week as below. Don't apply it on the skin around the nail.
Before applying the lacquer, the affected areas of nail, including the nail surfaces, should be filed down as thoroughly as possible using one of the disposable nail files supplied with the medicine. Throw the nail file away after doing this - do not use it to file healthy nails as this will spread the infection. The surface of the nail should then be cleansed using one of the disposable alcohol swabs supplied with the medicine.
The nail lacquer should then be applied onto the entire surface of the infected nail(s) using one of the reusable applicators supplied. For each nail to be treated, dip the applicator into the nail lacquer without wiping off any of the lacquer on the bottle neck. Allow the nail to dry for about three minutes.
After use, it's important clean the applicator before putting it back in the bottle. Use the same swab you used earlier to clean the nail and then dispose of the swab carefully. Keep the bottle tightly closed.
50 mg/ml (5%) of amorolfine (equivalent to 6.4% amorolfine hydrochloride).
Other ingredients are ammonio methacrylate copolymer A, butyl acetate, ethyl acetate and ethanol.
Rare (affect between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 10,000 people)
Broken or brittle nails.
Very rare (affect fewer than 1 in 10,000 people)
Skin burning sensation in area of use.
Redness, itching or blistering of skin.
Do not use if:
•You are under the age of 18.
•Your nail severely infected or damaged.
Take special care with Loceryl Curanail:
• If you suffer from diabetes.
• If you are being treated because you have a weak immune system.
• If you have poor circulation in your hands and feet.
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