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Last updated on 09/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Amorolfine



DRUG CLASS: Antifungals

SUB CLASS: Morpholine derivatives

USED FOR: Nail fungal infections, Fungal skin infections, Tinea infections

– 5% (nail lacquer)
– 0.25% (cream)

What is Amorolfine for?

Amorolfine is a type of antifungals derived from morpholine. It is used to treat nail fungal infections, fungal skin infections and tinea infections (tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).

How to use it?

Amorolfine can be applied topically as cream or nail lacquer. 

Fungal skin and tinea infections:
Apply to the affected area once daily in the evening until clinical cure and for an additional 3-5 days. Typical total treatment duration is 2-3 weeks, or up to 6 weeks for pedal mycoses.

Nail fungal infections:
Apply to affected toenails or fingernails once or twice weekly until the nail is regenerated and affected areas cured. Treatment may be needed for around 6 months for fingernails or 9-12 months for toenails. You should evaluate therapy every 3 months.

What are the side effects of Amorolfine?

Common side effects of Amorolfine include burning sensation of skin, nail discoloration, contact dermatitis, and skin irritation.

Who should not take Amorolfine?

People who are allergic to Amorolfine or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Wash your hands before and after use.
– For cream, clean the affected part before use and make sure to dry well.
– For nail lacquer, file down the infected area of nails with nail file provided. The nail file should not be used on healthy nails once used on infected nails.

Common dosing schedule:
Amorolfine cream can be applied in the evening.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Amorolfine may interact with:
– Acenocoumarol

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Amorolfine in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Amorolfine is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Amorolfine in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.