What Is Jublia? Jublia (efinaconazole) is an antifungal drug used to treat onychomycosis (fungal infections of the toenails). It belongs to a drug class called azole antifungals.Jublia is a clear and colorless to pale yellow topical liquid. It
Jublia is a clear and colorless to pale yellow topical liquid. It works by stopping the growth of specific types of fungus that can cause toenail infection. Hence, causing the death of the fungus.
Generic Name: Efinaconazole
Brand Name(s): Jublia
Drug Availability: Prescription
Therapeutic Classification: Antifungal
Available Generically: Yes
Controlled Substance: N/A
Administration Route: Topical
Active Ingredient: Efinaconazole
Dosage Form(s): Solution
Jublia (efinaconazole) is a 10% topical solution used to treat onychomycosis (fungal infections of the toenails). It's unknown if Jublia is safe to use in children. However, studies show older adults may tolerate its use.
Do not take Jublia by mouth, put it in your eyes, or apply it vaginally.
Jublia may catch fire. Do not apply it near a flame, fire, or heat source while smoking.
Avoid pedicures, nail polish or cosmetic nail products while using Jublia.
Store Jublia at room temperature (68 to 77 degrees F) in a dry place. Do not store it in your bathroom. You may store between cool and slightly warm temperatures (59 to 86 degrees F). Keep away from heat or flame. Do not freeze.
Stand the bottle upright and keep it tightly closed when not in use.
Keep Jublia away from children and pets.
Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not toss down the sink, drain, or toilet. Ask your pharmacist about medication take-back programs in your area and the best ways to dispose of your unused medicine.
You may have to use Jublia for at least 48 weeks to see its full effects.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. A healthcare provider can advise you on side effects. If you experience other effects, contact your pharmacist or a healthcare provider. You may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-1088.
Common side effects of Jublia (efinaconazole) include:
Jublia may cause severe side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you are having a medical emergency. Severe side effects include:
Jublia may cause other side effects. Call your healthcare provider if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your healthcare provider may send a report to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program or by phone (800-332-1088).
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
Treatment with Jublia may need to be modified or monitored more closely in certain populations and under specific circumstances.
Pregnancy: High-quality research studying Jublia (efinaconazole) in pregnant people is lacking. This drug may only be used during pregnancy if the possible benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus.
Nursing: It is unknown if this drug may be present in breast milk. However, once applied to your skin, your body may absorb small amounts of Jublia. If you're breastfeeding, talk to your healthcare provider before using this medicine.
Children: The safety and usefulness of Jublia in children have not been established.
Adults over the age of 65 years: Jublia may be well tolerated by older adults, including beyond 12 months of use.
Apply the missed dose once you think of it. If it's too close to your next application time, skip the missed dose. Do not apply two doses or extra amounts.
If you apply too much of this medicine, wash it off.
Call your healthcare provider or the Poison Control Center right away if you think you or someone else may have ingested or overdosed on Jublia.
If you think you or someone else may have overdosed on Jublia, call a healthcare provider or the Poison Control Center (800-222-1222).
If someone collapses or isn't breathing after taking Jublia, call 911 immediately.
It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and check you for any problems or unwanted effects that may be caused by this medicine.
If your toenail problem does not improve or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.
Check with your doctor right away if you have itching, swelling, redness, or irritation at the application site.
Avoid taking Jublia if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Interactions for Jublia are lacking. Talk with your healthcare provider about any other over-the-counter or prescription drugs, as well as any supplements, herbal preparations, or other topical treatments that you may be using.
Other topical antifugal drugs (drugs used on the skin for fungal infections) similar to Jublia include:
Avoid using these drugs together unless your healthcare provider tells you to. Ask your pharmacist or a healthcare provider if you have any questions.
Jublia (efinaconazole) is used to treat fungal infections of the toenails.
Store Jublia at room temperature, away from heat and flame.
Apply the missed dose once you think of it. Skip the missed dose if it is too close to the next dose. Return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use extra doses or double the amount.
No. While taking this drug, avoid pedicures, nail polish or artificial ("fake") nails.
Toenail fungus does not go away overnight. You will have to be patient with this medicine. Use it as directed by your healthcare provider. Even if your toenail starts to look better, do not stop using it until your healthcare provider tells you to. Give your nails time to heal while using Jublia. And contact your healthcare provider if you have any concerns while using this drug.
Although pedicures can be relaxing, avoid pedicures, nail polish and artificial ("fake") nails while using this medicine. It's important to note that people can unfortunately also pick up fungal infections from manicures and pedicures at a salon. Ask your nail salon about their level of sanitation or check with your local health department if you have sanitation questions.
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