What is Amorolfine 0.25% cream Fungicros®
Fungicros cream is made by reputable Sun Pharmaceuticals and comes in a big 30g tube. Amorolfine is used to treat a fungal infection (onychomycosis, dermatomycosis) that causes thickened, brittle, and ragged nails. It may also be used to treat certain specific fungal infections of the skin. Fungicros cream contains the active ingredient amorolfine, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections caused by fungi, yeasts, and molds.
How does Amorolfine 0.25% cream work
Amorolfine 0.25% kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes. The disruption in production of ergosterol disrupts the cell membrane. The cell membranes of fungi are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells from leaking out. As amorolfine disrupts the cell membranes, it kills the fungal cells and treats the infection.
Fungicros cream is applied to the skin to treat a range of fungal skin infections caused by types of fungi known as dermatophytes. These include athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris), ringworm (tinea corporis) and also pityriasis versicolor.
It is important to keep using the cream for three to five days after the symptoms of the infection have cleared up. This is to ensure that the infection is fully treated and thus prevent it coming back. In general, treatment should be continued for at least two to three weeks, but it may take up to six weeks of treatment to clear up athlete’s foot.
Precautions when using Amorolfine 0.25% cream
Not to be used in pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Side effects of Amorolfine 0.25% cream
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. Skin irritation (redness, itching or burning sensation) in the area of use. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.