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Amorolfine

Molecule Description

Amorolfine is an antifungal medicine used to treat a variety of fungal infection...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    References
uses

Uses of Amorolfine

Amorolfine is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin and nails.
contraindications

Contraindications of Amorolfine

When should one not use Amorolfine

If you are allergic to amorolfine or similar medicines.
sideEffects

Side effects of Amorolfine

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Dry or scaly skin
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Amorolfine

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use amorolfine containing preparations during pregnancy?
A:
Amorolfine containing preparations should not be used in pregnancy unless clearly necessary.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use amorolfine containing preparations while breastfeeding?
A:
Amorolfine containing preparations should not be applied to the breast of breastfeeding mothers or elsewhere on large areas of skin or for a prolonged period of time.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied amorolfine containing preparations?
A:
Amorolfine containing preparations is not known to affect the driving ability of the person using the cream.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with amorolfine containing preparations?
A:
There are no known interactions with alcohol and amorolfine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You find any allergic reactions, burning, redness or itching of skin. Immediately stop using it and consult with your doctor.
  • Do not apply amorolfine close to eyes, ears, nose or mouth. Wash your eyes in case it comes in contact with amorolfine containing preparations.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Amorolfine

How Does It Work?

Amorolfine acts on the cell membrane of the fungus and alters its structure resulting in the destruction of the cell wall and the death of the fungus.
interactions

Interactions of Amorolfine

Interactions with other medicines

Amorolfine containing preparations are meant for external application on skin and nails. Thus, it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 03:43 PM (IST)

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