And the 2year disease free results were?.
FDA Approves New Treatment for Toenail Fungal Infection — Physician’s First Watch
FDA Approves New Treatment for Toenail Fungal Infection
By Kelly Young
The FDA has approved tavaborole topical solution, 5% (Kerydin) to treat onychomycosis of the toenails, the manufacturer announced Tuesday.
The solution is applied with a dropper to the affected toenails once daily for 48 weeks. In two trials of nearly 1200 people with onychomycosis without dermatophytomas or lunula involvement, 7-9% of those treated with tavaborole achieved "complete cure" at 52 weeks, compared with 0.5-1.5% of patients given topical placebo. Side effects included exfoliation, ingrown toenail, erythema, and dermatitis.
Reader Comments (3)
7% cure rate after treating for 1 year, on a daily basis, only if no lununa involvement and no dermatophytoma. Basically, they're saying if there is only a tiny bit of fungus at the distal aspect of the toenails, there's a 93% chance this expensive treatment won't work. wonder if insurances will pay for this "miracle cure".
I work in two large nursing homes and see a lot of nail fungus (toenail) mainley.