What is Trosyl Nail Solution?
Trosyl Nail Solution 283 mg/ml is a topical treatment used for nail infections caused by fungi, yeasts and moulds. It contains the active ingredient, tioconazole, which belongs to the broad spectrum of antifungal chemicals called imidazole.
Nail infections, also known as onychomycosis, are caused by certain fungi – most commonly dermatophytes. Dermatophytes need keratin, which is a fibrous protein found in hair and nails, for growth which is why your nails get affected as well as the surrounding skin. It causes your nails to become discoloured (yellowy-brown), thickened and brittle.
There is a generic version of Trosyl called Tioconazole Medicated Nail Lacquer. They both work in exactly the same way with the same dosage of tioconazole. They’re just made by different manufacturers, which is why they have different names.
How does it work?
The antifungal properties of tioconazole disrupt the cell membranes of fungi and yeasts. Fungi produce ergosterol which makes up a part of their fungal cell membrane. When tioconazole intervenes with the cell membranes, it stops the fungi from producing ergosterol.
For the fungus to survive on the nail, the cell membrane needs to be kept intact – allowing nothing to go in or out. Tioconazole effectively penetrates through the nail into the nail bed, disturbing the cell membranes to kill the fungal cells.
Which antifungal treatment is right for me?
Topical antifungal treatments are usually for mild to moderate onychomycosis. Loceryl Nail Lacquer and Amorolfine Nail Lacquer contain the active ingredient amorolfine and are used for mild infections where the fungus starts at the tip of the nail and spreads below. The lacquer is the generic option.
Terbinafine (which also goes by the brand name Lamisil) is another option for fungal nail infections. It's given as a 250mg tablet and is used for moderate to severe cases. Terbinafine is also sometimes used to treat other fungal infections like athlete's foot and ringworm. Fungal nail tablets usually work quicker than topical treatments, giving results in 6 weeks to 3 months compared to 6 to 12 months. It works similar to topical medicines but is more stronger as it kills the fungus that causes the infection as it starts to appear. You might want to consider tablets if topical treatments haven't worked.
Depending on the severity, our clinicians will make sure you have suitable options available to you.
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