FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Emtrix®?
Emtrix® is a liquid nail solution that is recommended for the local treatment of toenail and fingernail fungal infections. Emtrix® is available on pharmacy shelves without a prescription. Emtrix® comes in a 10 mL plastic tube with a silicone pinpoint tip to facilitate application to the nail.
What are the ingredients in Emtrix®?
Emtrix® is a liquid solution that contains 66.4% propylene glycol, 20% urea and 10% lactic acid. These ingredients are commonly found in products approved by dermatologists.
Non-medicinal ingredients include sodium hydroxide and water.
How does Emtrix® work?
Emtrix® combines propylene glycol, urea, and lactic acid in a formula proven to be effective in the treatment of nail fungal infections.
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How long before I see signs of improvement when using Emtrix®?
Treatment duration varies according to the initial severity of the condition.
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How do I treat my nails with Emtrix®?
Emtrix® is easy to use. Using the silicone pinpoint tip, apply the solution to the affected nail once per day. Cover the affected nail with a thin layer of the solution and be sure to also apply the solution under the free edge of the nail. Allow the nail to dry for a few minutes and thoroughly wash any excess solution from unaffected skin areas, including your hands.
How long will I need to apply Emtrix®?
Treatment duration varies according to the initial severity of the condition.
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What are the possible side effects of Emtrix®?
As with all health products, Emtrix® can produce side effects, although not everyone will experience them. A slight temporary irritation of adjacent skin, as well as discolouration of the nail, may occur. If irritation worsens or persists, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner. In some cases, parts of the nail may loosen or separate from the underlying nail bed. This can occasionally cause the affected part of the nail to detach. If this occurs, discontinue use.
Is Emtrix® effective on fingernails as well as toenails?
Yes. Emtrix® can help you get rid of both toenail and fingernail fungus.
Yes. Emtrix® improves the nail’s appearance even in cases where the discolouration or deformation is caused by something other than nail fungus (e.g. psoriasis).
Can I use nail polish during treatment?
No. Nail polish prevents the absorption of Emtrix® and therefore inhibits its effectiveness.
Is Emtrix® safe for children?
Emtrix® should not be used on children.
Can Emtrix® be used when pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes, Emtrix® only acts locally.
How long does a tube of Emtrix® last?
On average, the 10 mL tube lasts for approximately three months when the solution is applied to not more than three nails. Duration will vary depending on the number and size of nails that Emtrix® is applied to.
Where can I buy Emtrix®?
Emtrix® can be found in most Canadian pharmacies.