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Nailon is a topical broad-spectrum antifungal medication primarily used to treat skin and nail infections caused by fungus. Nailon contains ciclopirox as an active ingredient that treats fungal infections by inhibiting their growth and killing them. Nailon is manufactured by Apple Therapeutics Pvt Ltd and is one of the effective and most prescribed medications to treat fungal skin and nail infections.

How Does Nailon Work?

Ciclopirox in nailon accumulate inside fungal cells and cause membrane instability, which restricts the protein transport across the cell membrane of the fungus, thereby killing the fungus and inhibiting the spread of the infection. This, in turn, leads to relief from itching, irritation, burning and scaling caused by the fungal infections.

How Should Nailon Be Used?

Nailon is intended to be used only externally. Use the medicine as directed by your doctor. Depending upon your medical condition and severity of the infection your doctor will prescribe you the dose of medication. Apply the medicine gently and avoid contact with the eyes, mouth or nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these organs, immediately rinse with plenty of water.

Before applying for the medicine topically, wash your hands thoroughly with water and the affected area and let it dry. Gently take the prescribed amount of the medicine on your finger and rub it on the affected dry area.

If you want to apply the medicine onto an affected nail, trim the nail first. With the help of an applicator brush, carefully apply the medication to the affected nail and let it dry.

After applying the medicine do not cover or wrap the affected area with a bandage. Covering the affected area can lead to the increased absorption of the medicine leading to severe side effects.

What Are The Side Effects Caused By Nailon?

Generally, the side effects caused by nailon don't require any medical aid and get overcome on their own sometimes. The side effects are mild and may vary among individuals. Some of the potential side effects of nailon are:
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Burning sensation
  • Irritation at the site of application of the drug.
Although these side effects aren't serious, immediately reach out to your doctor if they persist.

What Precautions Need To Be Taken While Using Nailon?

While using nailon, take the following necessary measures to reduce the risk of any possible side effects:
  • Don't start the use or stop the medicine intake without consulting your doctor.
  • Don't stop using nailon in the middle of the treatment even if you started feeling well. By doing so, there are the chances of the fungus regrowth and reoccurrence of the infection, which can worsen your condition.
  • Don't use nailon if you are allergic to the active component or other medication ingredients.
  • Before having nailon inform your doctor if you have any other medicines or supplements.
  • This medicine should be used cautiously and after consulting your doctor if you are a pregnant lady or breastfeeding woman.
  • It is not intended to be used by children below 20 years of age.
  • Do not alter the dose of the medicine.
  • Avoid applying the medicine to wounded or cut areas.
  • Before using nailon, inform your doctor if you are suffering from diabetes or other health issues.
  • After applying the medicine, avoid smoking or coming in contact with naked flames.
  • Don't swallow or inhale the medicine. In case it accidentally happens, contact the nearby healthcare provider.
  • Avoid using artificial nails or any other cosmetics while having nailon.
  • If you have medicine such as steroids, oral medicines to treat fungal infections, and anti-seizure medicines, then use nailon only after consulting your doctor. These medications are known to interact with nailon leading to potential side effects.
Nailon Missed Dose And Overdose

If you forget to take the medication, take it as soon as you remember. But if it's already the time of your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and take the next prescribed dose. Don't take two doses simultaneously to compensate for the missed one.

For fast recovery and effective treatment, do not use more medicine other than prescribed by your doctor. Excessive use of the drug can lead to some severe side effects.

How To Prevent Fungal Infections?

To prevent the occurrence of any kind of fungal infection follow the necessary precautions:
  • Always wear washed socks or stockings.
  • Keep your feet and nails clean and dry.
  • Don't scratch or rub the affected area abrasively.
  • Don't share your personal belongings such as a towel; comb with others to avoid the spread of infection.
  • Use a clean towel and bedsheets.
  • Avoid walking barefoot in wet places such as gym showers and changing rooms.