Emtrix

Emtrix

Manufacturer:

A. Menarini

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Propylene glycol, urea, glycerol, lactic acid, sodium hydroxide, disodium EDTA.
Description
Emtrix is a clear, colourless liquid supplied in a plastic tube with a silicone drop tip to facilitate application to the nail. Emtrix is free from preservatives and fragrances. The ingredients are fully biodegradable.
Indications/Uses
For treatment of nails affected by fungal infection (onychomycosis) or psoriasis.
Emtrix improves the appearance of discoloured and deformed nails. Emtrix has a physical keratolytic effect and degrades the cells of fungi that typically cause fungal nail infection.
Emtrix increases hydration, gently smoothes the outer layers of the nail plate and, by changing the nail's microenvironment and improving nail surface integrity, keeps nail in good condition. First signs of improvement are normally seen after one to two weeks of treatment. In a clinical study 76% of the users saw improvement in nail appearance in just 1 week, and 92% after 8 weeks*.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Apply Emtrix once daily to affected nails, preferably in the evening just before bed time.
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. Duration of treatment varies according to the initial severity of the condition, but in many cases 3-6 months treatment may be required. For optimal results, continue the treatment until a normal nail has grown out.
Do not apply Emtrix to the nail bed if the affected nail or parts of the affected nail has detached from the underlying nail bed. Avoid using nail polish during treatment as the desired effect of Emtrix will be diminished. Emtrix acts only locally and can therefore be used during pregnancy and lactation. There is limited experience in children. Therefore, consult the doctor before treatment in children.
Special Precautions
Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Do not use if the patient is allergic to any of the ingredients.
Side Effects
Transient minor irritation of the skin immediately adjacent to the nail and discolouration 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.
Storage
Store between 2 °C and 25 °C. Protect from sunlight and freezing.
ATC Classification
D11AX - Other dermatologicals ; Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Topical soln (clear, colourless liquid) 10 mL.
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