Efinaconazole comes as a topical solution to apply to the affected toenails. It is usually applied once a day for 48 weeks. Apply efinaconazole topical solution at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use efinaconazole topical solution exactly as directed. Do not apply more or less of it or apply it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Efinaconazole topical solution is only for use on the toenails. Try not to get efinaconazole anywhere on your skin except for the area right around your affected toenails. Do not get efinaconazole in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.
Efinaconazole topical solution may catch fire. Stay away from heat and flames while you are applying this medication.
Do not get a pedicure or apply nail polish or other cosmetic nail products to your toenails during your treatment with efinaconazole topical solution.
To apply the topical solution, follow these steps:
- Make sure that your toenails are clean and dry. Wait at least ten minutes after showering, bathing, or washing your toenails before you apply the medication.
- Remove the cap from the bottle and hold the bottle upside down over your affected toe.
- Squeeze the bottle gently to apply one drop of medication to your toenail. If you are applying the medication to your big toe, squeeze the bottle again to apply a second drop to the tip of your toenail.
- Use the brush attached to the bottle to spread the medication all over your toenail, including the cuticle, the folds of skin on both sides of the nail, and the skin under the toenail. Be careful not to squeeze the bottle while you are spreading the medication.
- If you have more than one affected toenail, repeat steps 3-4 to apply the medicaton to each affected toenail.
- Put the cap back on the bottle and screw it on tightly.
- Allow your toenails to dry completely.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient.