Ciclopirox 8% w/w.
Ethyl acetate, Gantrez ES-435 and Isopropyl Alcohol.
Apo-Ciclopirox Anti-fungal Nail Lacquer has been specially developed for the treatment of fungal infections of the nails. The active ingredient ciclopirox penetrates the nail plate and reaches the fungal pathogen in as short a time as 48 hours after application. Ciclopirox has a fungicidal action against all relevant pathogens responsible for fungal infections of the nails.
Before applying Apo-Ciclopirox Anti-fungal Nail Lacquer for the first time, as much as possible of the affected nail material should be removed, e.g. with scissors, and the remaining diseased nail roughened with a nail file.
Unless otherwise directed, Apo-Ciclopirox Anti-fungal Nail Lacquer is applied to the diseased nail in a thin layer every other day for the first month. This ensures that the nail is saturated with the active ingredient. Application may be reduced to not less than twice weekly in the second month of treatment, and to once weekly from the third month of treatment onwards.
Throughout the application period, the entire coating of lacquer is taken off once a week with a commercial nail varnish remover. During this process, as much as possible of the affected nail should again be removed, using a nail file. If the coating of lacquer is damaged in the mean time, it is sufficient to paint over the chipped areas again with Apo-Ciclopirox Anti-fungal Nail Lacquer.