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Efinaconazole topical

Generic Name: efinaconazole topical (EF in a KON a zole TOP ik al)
Brand Name: Jublia

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on May 28, 2020 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is efinaconazole topical?

Efinaconazole topical is used to treat a fungal infection of the toenail called onychomycosis.

Efinaconazole topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Before taking this medicine

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Efinaconazole topical is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old.

How should I use efinaconazole topical?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Efinaconazole topical is usually applied once daily for 48 weeks (approximately 11 months).

Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using efinaconazole topical.

Use efinaconazole topical for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication.

After you apply efinaconazole topical, wait at least 10 minutes before you take a bath or shower.

Store in an upright position at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use. Do not freeze.

Efinaconazole topical is flammable. Do not use near high heat or open flame. Do not smoke until the gel has completely dried on your nail.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of efinaconazole topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using efinaconazole topical?

Do not get efinaconazole topical in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Efinaconazole topical is for use only on the toenails.

Avoid having a pedicure or using nail polish on your toenails.

Efinaconazole topical side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe redness, itching, or swelling of the affected toenail.

Common side effects may include:

  • pain, redness, swelling, burning, stinging, itching, or blisters where the medicine was applied; or

  • ingrown toenail.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Efinaconazole topical dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Onychomycosis -- Toenail:

Apply to affected toenail(s) once a day for 48 weeks.

Comments:
-The integrated flow-through brush applicator should be used.
-The toenail, toenail folds, toenail bed, hyponychium, and undersurface of the toenail plate should be completely covered.

Use: For the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenail(s) due to Trichophyton rubrum and T mentagrophytes

Usual Pediatric Dose for Onychomycosis -- Toenail:

6 years or older: Apply to affected toenail(s) once a day for 48 weeks.

Comments:
-The integrated flow-through brush applicator should be used.
-The toenail, toenail folds, toenail bed, hyponychium, and undersurface of the toenail plate should be completely covered.

Use: For the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenail(s) due to T rubrum and T mentagrophytes

What other drugs will affect efinaconazole topical?

Medicine used on the nail is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.