One drop of efinaconazole is applied to the surface of each affected toenail once a day, preferably at bedtime. If you are treating the big toenail, apply 2 drops.
Before applying the solution to the toenails, wash and dry the affected area. Wait for at least 10 minutes before applying efinaconazole. Use the applicator brush to spread the solution to cover the toenail and the skin immediately around the nail, including the skin underneath the nail. Do not squeeze the bottle while spreading the solution. Repeat this step if a second drop is required for an infected big toenail. Allow the solution to completely dry before touching the area with sheets, socks, or other clothing.
Continue to use this medication for the full length of time recommended by your doctor. If you stop treatment too soon, the infection may return and be harder to treat.
Avoid contact of this medication with eyes, mouth, nose, lips, or open wounds. In the event of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, with the bottle upright and tightly closed. The solution is flammable; keep it away from heat or flame. Protect the medication from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.