Effectiveness of Kerydin & Its Side Effects

It is important to follow all the directions and guidelines that are mentioned on kerydin or tavaborole package and label. Also, tell all your doctors about all the medicinal conditions you are suffering from and all the medicines you are taking to treat them.

Effectiveness of Kerydin

Effectiveness of Kerydin

Kerydin is also known as tavaborole which is a medicine used as an antifungal that helps to effectively prevent and fight diseases caused by fungus.

Kerydin or tavaborole topical solution is mainly used to effectively treat antifungal infection of the toenail which is also called as onychomycosis that is mainly caused by trichophyton mentagrphytes or trichophyton rubrum.

Kerydin or tavaborole solution contains 5% (w/w) clear, 5 % tavaborole and is an alcohol based solution that is also colorless.

Prior to taking Kerydin

If you are allergic to kerydin or tavaborole you should not take this medicine.

FDA Pregnancy Category C: If you are planning to become pregnant or pregnant you must tell your doctor about it as it is unknown if kerydin or tavaborole could harm the unborn baby

Also, tell your doctor if you are breast feeding your child as it is unknown if kerydin or tavaborole passes through breast milk to the child.

Kerydin or tavaborole is not to be used on children without doctor’s advice.

How to Use Kerydin?

It is important to use kerydin or tavaborole only as per your doctor’s advice. Also, follow all the instructions and guidelines mentioned on the package and label. It is also important to not use kerydin or tavaborole in smaller or larger amount that what is prescribed by your doctor.

Kerydin or tavaborole is usually applied one time a day for 48 weeks which is around 11 months.

It is important to wash and dry your toenails completely before applying kerydin or tavaborole solution

Kerydin or tavaborole is to be applied under the tip of nail or toenail. Also, wait for the solution to dry completely before you wear your shoes or socks.

Make sure kerydin or tavaborole does not get applied on any other parts of the body other than the cuticles or skin on toenail

In case your symptoms do not improve or condition worsens from time to time get immediate medical assistance.

Kerydin or tavaborole has to be used as prescribed by the doctor. Use it for the complete length of time as your symptoms will improve even ahead of the complete clearing of the infection

There are no major dangers in overdose of kerydin or tavaborole however you must get immediate medical help or you can also call the Poison help line which is 1-800-222-1222 mainly if anyone has swallowed this medicine accidently.

What Should be Avoided While Using Kerydin?

Make sure kerydin or tavaborole does not come in contact with your mouth, vagina or eyes.

What are the Side Effects of Kerydin?

  • If you have any allergic reactions such as swelling of lips, throat, face or tongue, difficulty in breathing or hives, get immediate medical assistance
  • Get immediate medical assistance if you have
  • Irritation, swelling, severe redness around your affected toenail

Here are the common side effects of kerydin or tavaborole:

  • Itching
  • Redness or skin peeling mainly in the region where kerydin or tavaborole was applied
  • Ingrown toenail is also a side effect of kerydin or tavaborole.

Which are the Other Medicines that Affect Kerydin?

There are very less chances for other medicines you take orally or inject to have any effects on kerydin or tavaborole however many medicines can interact with each other. Therefore, it is important for you to tell all your doctors about all your medical conditions, allergies, medicines, supplements you are taking.

Team PainAssist
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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:June 5, 2019

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