Frequently Asked Questions

 

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.


What is Rejuvenail used for? 1

Rejuvenail contains the active ingredient ciclopirox. It is painted onto the fingernails or toenails to treat mild to moderate fungal nail infections. Ciclopirox belongs to a family of medicines called antifungals. These medicines work by killing a wide variety of fungi that cause nail infections.

When should I use Rejuvenail? 1

Rejuvenail is suitable for use for mild to moderate fungal nail infection located on the nail bed. Rejuvenail treatment alone is not suitable for severe nail infections involving the lunula (the lunula is the crescent-shaped area at the base of the nail). In this case you should talk to your healthcare professional.

Rejuvenail treats infection on the toenail bed

Treatment should continue until a healthy nail has regrown. This usually takes about 6 months for the fingernails and about 9 to 12 months for the toenails. Fungal nail infections are hard to treat and a full cure depends on several factors, including how badly damaged the nail is. While Rejuvenail can treat the fungal nail infection it cannot repair the damage, therefore a full cure can be expected in up to 30% of people. It is important to continue treatment until nails are clear otherwise the condition can get worse again. You should consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 6 months for fingernails and 12 months for toenails.

If more than 50% of the nail is affected, please consult your healthcare professional.

How do I use Rejuvenail? 1

To be applied once daily.

  1. Before applying Rejuvenail ensure that any nail polish is removed. Wash and dry the infected nail. Application in the evening before going to bed is recommended as the treated nails should not be washed for at least 6 hours. In the case of unintentional removal by washing, Rejuvenail can be reapplied.
  2. Apply a thin layer over the entire nail surface of the infected nail and 5 mm of surrounding skin and if possible under the free edge of the nail.
  3. Allow to dry for at least 30 seconds.
  4. Leave on the nail for at least 6 hours overnight and simply wash off with water in the morning.
  5. Filing is not required. Do not apply cosmetic nail polish or other nail medication on the nails being treated for the duration of the treatment with Rejuvenail.

How long should Rejuvenail be used for? 1

For best results, Rejuvenail should be used every day for at least 6 to 12 months. The infected nail should be trimmed at weekly intervals. Treatment should be continued until the infected nails are clear and healthy. This usually takes about 6 months for fingernails and about 9 to 12 months for toenails. If you stop treatment before your nails are clear, the fungi may not have disappeared and the condition could get worse again.

Do I have to file or soak my nails before using Rejuvenail? 1

You do not have to file or soak the infected nail(s) before applying Rejuvenail. Simply brush Rejuvenail on to the infected nail, allow the lacquer to dry (30 seconds) and leave it on the nail(s) for at least 6 hours overnight before washing. In the case of unintentional removal by washing, Rejuvenail can be reapplied.

Can I use Rejuvenail if I am pregnant or breastfeeding? 1

We do not recommend the use of Rejuvenail during pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using this medicine stop using it and tell your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor or pharmacist will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using Rejuvenail during pregnancy.

What do I do if the product is accidentally swallowed? 1

If Rejuvenail is accidentally swallowed immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (131 126), or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital.

What are the possible side effects of Rejuvenail? 1

All medicines can have side effects. Rejuvenail is generally well tolerated but it may have unwanted side effects in some people. Side effects are usually mild and short-lived. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following: Skin irritation, redness or rash around the application area, change in shape or colour of the nail, ingrown toenail, tenderness, bleeding or burning of the nail bed, increased pain beneath the nail, dermatitis (inflammation of the skin).

What do I do if I forget to apply Rejuvenail? 1

If you forget to apply Rejuvenail, apply it as soon as you remember. Thereafter, go back to using Rejuvenail as you would normally. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Discarding/Storage

  • Screw the cap on immediately after use to prevent Rejuvenail lacquer from drying up.
  • Keep your nail lacquer bottle in the carton to protect it from exposure to light.
  • Store in cool dry place below 30°C
  • Discard the bottle 6 months after first use or if it has passed the expiry date.

For more information on Rejuvenail, please read the Consumer Medicine Information.


Find out where you can purchase Rejuvenail

Available only through pharmacies