What is Emtrix® used for?
Emtrix® promotes healing of discolored and deformed nails, cracked and brittle nails, resulting from fungal infection or psoriasis.
Emtrix® improves the appearance of nails and keeps them in good condition with first signs normally being seen after 2-4 weeks of treatment.
How should I take Emtrix®?
Apply Emtrix® once daily to affected nails, preferably in the evening just before bedtime. Hold the point of the tube onto the nail. Press lightly on the tube and spread out the solution with the point. Cover each nail with a thin layer of the solution. It is important that the solution is also applied under the free edge of any affected nails.
After application, the nail should be allowed to dry for a few minutes.
Clinical signs of improvement may be seen after 2-4 weeks of treatment. Duration of treatment varies according to the initial severity of the condition, but in many cases 3-6 months treatment may be required to achieve satisfactory results. For optimal results, continue the treatment until a normal nail has grown out.
How do I store Emtrix®?
Emtrix® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Emtrix® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Emtrix® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Emtrix® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Emtrix®?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Emtrix® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Avoid using nail polish during treatment as the desired effect of Emtrix® will be diminished.
Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Use in Children: There is limited experience in children. Therefore, consult physician before treatment on children.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
What side effects can occur from Emtrix®?
Transient minor irritation of the skin immediately adjacent to the nail and discoloration of the nail can be expected to occur in some patients. In addition, loosening/separation of the nail from the underlying nail bed (onycholysis) may occur, including detachment of the affected part of the nail.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Emtrix®?
Emtrix® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Emtrix®?
Emtrix® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Emtrix®?
Emtrix® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Emtrix®.
What is the dose of Emtrix® for an adult?
Once daily for 2-4 weeks.
What is the dose of Emtrix® for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Emtrix® available?
Emtrix® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Topical solution (tube) 10 mL
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Emtrix®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: August 10, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019