Amorolfine Nail Solution (Curanail)
  • Amorolfine Nail Solution (Curanail)

Amorolfine Nail Solution (Curanail)

Medication features

  • Topical treatment for fungal nail infections
  • Contains anti-fungal ingredient tioconazole
  • Made by Pfizer


Order Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer

You can request to order Amorolfine Nail Lacquer online for fungal nail infections. This is a prescription-only medicine that can be prescribed by our UK registered online doctors. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire for our doctors to assess. If your order is approved, a prescription is sent to our online pharmacy team who dispense and dispatch your medicine.

About Amorolfine Nail Lacquer

Amorolfine is used to treat fungal nail infections of the fingernails or toenails. It is applied directly to the affected nail(s) once or twice per week and should be used continuously until the nail is regenerated and the affected nail is cured. 

The nail lacquer contains amorolfine 5% as the active ingredient.

How does Amorolfine work?

Fungal nail infections happen when a fungus affects any part of the nail. As the fungal infection progresses, the nail might change colour or shape and thicken. It can affect fingernails and toenails, however, toenails are 7 times more likely to be affected.

Amorolfine is an antifungal medication. It works by killing fungal cells and helps to clear the infection. Fungal nail infections can take a long time to completely clear. In general, it can be up to 6 months for fingernails and 9 to 12 months for toenails. Over this time, the infection should clear and a healthy nail should have grown back.

How to use Amorolfine

You should use Amorolfine lacquer exactly as your doctor has told you to. It is usually applied once a week, but your doctor may advise you to apply it twice a week.

Before applying the lacquer for the first time, you should carefully clean your nails and file down the affected area of the nail as much as possible using the file provided. You should then cleanse and degrease the surface of the nail using the cleaning swabs provided.

Using one of the reusable spatulas provided in the carton, apply the lacquer to the entire nail. You should clean the spatula between use on different nails and do not wipe it on the edge of the bottle. The spatula can be cleaned using the swabs provided. After applying the lacquer, you should let the nail(s) dry for around 3 minutes. 

You should not use the same nail file for healthy nails because it could transfer the infection from an infected nail. You can file down the nail before each new application if necessary. The nail lacquer is not affected by soap and water after it has dried.

Using other nail products

Artificial nails should not be used while using Amorolfine Nail Lacquer. Cosmetic nail varnish can be used, but you should wait at least 10 minutes after applying Amorolfine Nail Lacquer before painting your nails. The nail varnish should be carefully removed before repeating the application of Amorolfine Nail Lacquer.

You cannot use artificial nails during treatment with the nail lacquer. You can apply nail varnish, but wait at least 10 minutes between applying the lacquer and painting your nails.

Amorolfine alternatives

Fungal nail infections can take a long time to clear. With Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer, fingernails should clear after around 6 months of use and toenails should clear after around 9-12 months of use. If you find Amorolfine is not suitable for you, alternative treatments for fungal nail infections are available. A branded version of Amorolfine, called Loceryl can be prescribed to treat fungal nail infections.

Another topical treatment available is Trosyl Nail Solution. This contains a different antifungal ingredient called tioconazole. Trosyl is applied to the nail(s) every 12 hours and treatment can take 6 months, and sometimes up to 12 months.

If topical treatments like Amorolfine or Trosyl do not clear the infection, your doctor may prescribe oral antifungal tablets called terbinafine. The usual dose is to take one tablet every day for 6 weeks - 3 months for fingernails and 3-6 months for toenails.


What is amorolfine used for?

Amorolfine nail lacquer is used to treat fungal nail infections. The active ingredient is an antifungal. It can be applied to fingernails or toenails and helps to clear the fungus infecting the nail(s).

How effective is amorolfine?

One study found that amorolfine 5% used once weekly for 6 months completely cured the nail in 38% of people and improved the infection in 32% of people. If you find amorolfine has been ineffective after using it for the prescribed duration, you should speak to your doctor to discuss alternative treatments such as terbinafine.

How do you use amorolfine nail lacquer?

Amorolfine is usually applied once or twice a week. Before first applying the lacquer, you should cleanse and file down the nail. Using one of the reusable spatulas provided in the carton, apply the lacquer to the entire nail. You should clean the spatula between use on different nails. You can file down the nail before each new application if necessary.

Can I buy amorolfine over the counter?

You can buy amorolfine over the counter at certain pharmacies after having a consultation with a pharmacist. However, you can also buy amorolfine online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. As part of your order, simply complete an online medical consultation for our doctors to assess. Our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch the medicine to your delivery address if your order is approved.

Side Effects

Amorolfine Side Effects

Side effects from applying the lacquer are usually rare and many people will experience no side effects. Some side effects that can happen include fragile or brittle nails, nail damage, and nail discolouration. These can occur in up to 1 in 1000 people. Some people may experience a burning sensation around the nail.

For a complete list of possible side effects, see section 4 of the patient information leaflet. If you notice any side effects when using this medicine, contact your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at, or by contacting us.

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