What is Nail Fungus?

Nail fungus is the infection of the nail. Symptoms include nails that are yellow, black, and splintery. There can be pain in the nail area.

Common drug classes used to treat nail fungus are hydroxypyridone antifungals, tubulin inhibitors, allylamine antifungals, and azole antifungals.

Savings Tips for Nail Fungus

  • What’s New for Nail Fungus?

    March 18, 2015

    Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and the most common nail disorder. It is more common as we get older and with factors like diabetes, sweating, sports activities, occlusive footwear, and repeated nail trauma. Topical treatments eliminate the need for surveillance blood tests and cause less systemic complications. Two new nail solutions were recently approved.

    Why should we care about it? It isn’t just a cosmetic problem because nail fungus can spread to other nails, cause discomfort, and spread to family members. See More

  • Jublia Offers New Topical Treatment for Nail Fungus

    January 21, 2015

    Jublia (efinaconazole) is a new medication for the topical treatment of toenail fungus, approved by the FDA in 2014 and now available in pharmacies.

    What is toenail fungus?

    Toenail fungus is an infection underneath the toenail in the skin of the nail bed. Symptoms include thickening of the toenail, discoloration, change in nail shape, loosening or lifting of the nail, brittleness, and crumbling of nail edges. See More

  • A Topical Medication for Nail Fungus That Actually Works?

    August 07, 2013

    Ugh, nail fungus. If you are like most people, you’d rather use a topical medication (a cream, ointment, or nail solution) instead of a pill to treat it. Antifungal pills do work, but they carry the risk of liver damage and monitoring is necessary when taking them. Current topical options are sort of dismal right now: Penlac (ciclopirox) nail solution is available with a prescription, and over the counter antifungal creams just don’t really work for nail fungus. See More

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Popular Nail Fungus Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Allylamine Antifungals 11 See Prices
Tubulin Inhibitors 186 See Prices
Azole Antifungals 232 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Nail Fungus Drug Classes

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