Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine should come with a patient information leaflet and patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

This medicine is for use on the toenails and surrounding skin only. It is not for use in the eyes, mouth, or vagina.

To use:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Apply to the affected toenail(s) by using the dropper tip to gently spread to the entire toenail and surrounding skin. Also, apply the medicine under the entire tip of the toenail.
  • Your toenails must be clean and dry when you put the medicine. Wipe away any excess solution from the surrounding skin. Let the medicine dry completely after you apply it.

To help clear up your infection completely, it is very important that you keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. Since fungus or yeast infections may be very slow to clear up, you may have to continue using this medicine every day for several weeks or more. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any doses.

Ask your doctor before you use nail polish or other nail products while you are being treated with this medicine.

This medicine is flammable. Do not use it near heat, an open flame, or while smoking.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (solution):
    • For treatment of fungal infection of the toenails:
      • Adults and children 6 years of age and older—Apply to the affected toenail(s) once a day for 48 weeks.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Throw away any unused medicine after 3 months of inserting the dropper.