Efinaconazole is an antifungal medication that is used in the form of a topical solution to treat fungal infections of the toenails, specifically onychomycosis. Jublia’s active ingredient, Efinaconazole, works quickly to attack the fungal infection and help restore healthy nails. It belongs to a class of drugs known as azole antifungals, which work by killing the fungus or preventing its growth.
Uses and Dosage
Jublia comes in a topical solution with the active ingredient Efinaconazole to apply the medication only on the affected area and avoid contact with other parts of the body. To properly apply Jublia, start by cleaning and drying the infected toenail. After that, you should wait for at least 10 minutes before applying the medication, to ensure that the toenail is completely dry.
When applying Jublia, it should only be used on the infected toenail as directed by a doctor, and typically applied once a day for a duration of 48 weeks. Avoid applying it near any heat source or open flame.
Common Side Effects of Jublia (Efinaconazole):
- Ingrown toenail
Form and Strength
Jublia (Efinaconazole) is available in the following forms and strengths:
Jublia: Topical Solution
- Before starting to use Jublia, disclose medical history, including infections or diabetes. Some conditions affect treatment response, especially long-term. Consult a doctor about prescription and nonprescription drugs, to avoid potential interactions.
- Be cautious of allergic reactions while taking this medication. Avoid using it if you have allergies to Efinaconazole, clotrimazole, fluconazole, ketoconazole, other antifungals, or any inactive ingredients. Symptoms of hypersensitivity include itchiness, facial swelling, rashes, dizziness, and breathing issues. Seek emergency medical help if you experience any of these signs.
- Avoiding heat sources and open flames during application is necessary to reduce the risk of fire. If the cream accidentally gets on other parts of the body, washing the area thoroughly with running water is recommended.
- Before you or your child uses JUBLIA, tell your doctor about all medical conditions, including if you are pregnant, are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed, because it is not known whether JUBLIA can harm an unborn fetus or nursing infant.
- Tell your doctor about all medications you or your child is taking, and whether you or your child has any other nail infections.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Jublia?
Jublia is a topical medication used to treat toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis.
How is Jublia applied?
Jublia is applied to the affected toenail(s) once a day using the provided brush applicator. The medication should be applied to the entire toenail, including the underside of the nail tip.
How long does it take for Jublia to work?
Jublia typically takes several months to work and may require continuous use for up to a year. It is important to continue using the medication as directed, even if symptoms appear to improve.
How can I get more information about Jublia?
More information about Jublia can be obtained from healthcare professionals or from the manufacturer’s website. Patients are encouraged to read the medication guide and discuss any questions or concerns with their doctor.