Formula 3

(8 customer reviews)

FORMULA 3® Anti Fungal Nail Treatment —


Formula 3 Anti Fungal Nail Treatment product has been in clinical use over the last 10 years by our practitioners. Tolnaftate is an effective anti-fungal found in many products worldwide but none with the patented solution of Formula 3. Alongside the care of our foot health practitioners, we have achieved great results over the years for our clients.




Product Description

Anti-fungal nail treatment | Formula 3 Anti Fungal

The tolnaftate in Formula 3 anti-fungal nail treatment is the first product available to people utilising a patented technology that uses natural jojoba oil as the vehicle. Simply put, the process makes it impossible to separate the tolnaftate from the jojoba oil. So, when the jojoba oil is quickly absorbed by the skin, the active ingredient is delivered directly to the infected area.

In fact, Formula 3 anti-fungal nail treatment is so effective, that it’s received the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Approval.
For best results, we recommend you apply fast-acting, quick-absorbing Formula 3® Antifungal after showering, when the skin has the greatest capacity for absorption. (See instructions below). Typically, your bottle of Formula 3 Antifungal will last between three and six months, making it an exceptional value.

Although Formula 3 anti-fungal nail treatment was developed to assist in healing and is suitable for the vast majority of people it may not be for everyone. Because tolnaftate has a pregnancy rating of Category C, you should consult your physician before using it if you are pregnant or nursing.

What’s more, the natural oils in Formula 3 Antifungal condition the skin and do not contain essential oils, so the risk of an allergic reaction is very rare. However, some people with hypersensitive skin may experience redness and/or itching. If this occurs, stop treatment and contact your practitioner


Directions for using Formula 3®

Clean the affected area and DRY thoroughly with an absorbent towel. Pay special attention to spaces between the toes. Don’t be in a rush to put on your shoes. Let your feet air out.

A thin layer of the product applied over the affected area twice daily (morning and night) or as directed by a doctor will allow the product to penetrate the tissue and reach the fungal growth area. The key is to apply it regularly, and not skip an application.

Change your shoes and socks at least twice daily or whenever your feet get wet or damp. Keep extra socks with you at work or when you travel, and change them whenever needed. Wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes. Buy absorbent or special synthetic socks to wick the perspiration from your feet.


Is Formula 3® being replaced or will it continue to be available?
Formula 3® will continue to be available. Thousands of patients have had excellent results with Formula 3® and continue to use it for treatment and prophylaxis. We recognize this and plan to continue to manufacture this safe and effective treatment.

What’s the difference between Formula 3® and Formula 7®?
Formula 3® is a mixture of 5 oils. One of the oils, jojoba oil, is the vehicle that holds the drug, tolnaftate 1% USP, in solution (Tetra’s U.S. Patent # 4,810,498). Formula 7® is an oil in water microemulsion. The oil phase is comprised of the jojoba oil with the tolnaftate in solution and tea tree oil to fortify the microemulsion with antifungal, antiseptic, germicidal and anti-bacterial properties. The water phase contains N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) and urea: urea to hydrate, soften, and open keratin for better drug penetration; NAC to increase the flux of tolnaftate through the keratin to the site of involvement and provide bactericidal properties. Formula 7® is clear, paraben free, fortified with bactericidal agents, and packaged in a free-flowing tube for easy application. Both Formula 3® and Formula 7®, like all our products, are dye and fragrance-free.

Should I use Formula 7® instead of Formula 3®?
Formula 7® is a different approach to the delivery of tolnaftate to the site of involvement. It is designed to be both a primary and a follow-up course of treatment if Formula 3® therapy was not effective. Your pathology, sensitivity to ingredients, medical history, compliance, and personal preference are sure to be key factors in the doctor’s prescription of each treatment.

Is there medical evidence to support Formula 3® effectiveness?
The FDA monograph provides clear evidence of the effectiveness of our formulation.

The FDA monograph provides clear evidence of the effectiveness of our formulation.
Your doctor may prescribe Formula 3® for off-label use when they judge that it is medically appropriate for you.

Reviews (8)

8 reviews for Formula 3







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  • Aisling

    My husbands nails have improved so much

    My husband has a job where he has to wear steal toe boots all day and as a result, he developed a fungal nail infection on two of his toes on one foot. I am a client of Step Right Clinic so when I learned about their fungal nail treatment I booked him in immediately. The clinic treatment was fantastic as per usual and after 4 months of using this product along with wearing copper cloud socks and spraying Clean Sweap in his work boots, there is a vast improvement in his nails. Where both nails were initially completely yellow, the nail on his 2nd toe is completely clear and there is a clear line through his big toenail with the bottom half clear. I highly recommend this product for fungal nail

    June 24, 2023
  • William Morris

    Its working so far

    I’m just over 3 months into using this product and I’m delighted to say it’s working. I can see a clear line through my nail with the bottom half recovered. I’ll definitely follow Ruth’s advice and keep using it until the nail is clear.

    June 20, 2023
  • Seb

    Clear nails

    I’m really sorry I didn’t take a before pic! I bought my first bottle of F3 around 9 months ago. My entire big toe nail was covered in fungus and beginning to thicken and half my 2nd toenail was yellow. The 1st bottle lasted me 5 months which is great value for something that works!
    The 2nd toe nail is completely clear and the big toe is 98% clear apart from a little piece in the corner which will hopefully be gone by time I get to the end of the bottle.

    June 5, 2023
  • Mary Condon

    New Nails

    I can’t believe how well this product works! I’ve tried all sorts over the year to get rid of my yellow toenails and finally, I found something that works. Mind you it does take time but I suspect that’s the nature of the fungus and not the product. I have been using it for 10 months and the fungus on my nails has almost fully cleared. At this rate, it will be completely gone soon. I am delighted

    October 3, 2022
  • John Paul

    Clear nails

    I play a lot of sports and due to wearing stinking wet football boots and running shoes, I developed nail fungus on my two big toenails. I tried a number of products over two years but they didn’t seem to make a difference. I purchased a bottle of Formula 3 six months ago and it is clearly working. My nails were completely yellowy-orange and now there is a clear ling through the nail with the bottom half a clear normal nail and the top half yellow. I emailed StepRight Clinic as I first found this strange but Ruth reassured me that this is absolutely normal. The product kills the nail at the root and the nail grows out and regenerates which can take up to a year. I am very happy with the results so far

    July 11, 2022
  • Veronica

    I’ve been using this product for the last 12 months and its great. Highly recommended!! 4 of my nails were completely covered in yellow fungus. I’ve tried a few remedies over the years but always resigned to painting over it.
    All that’s left of the fungus now is a little corner of one of my big toes which will be gone soon. I’m delighted to have clear nails for the first time in years.

    December 1, 2021
  • Ann Phelan

    Wonderful product it actually works!!

    November 17, 2021
  • Sinead

    My husband has had nail fungus on his two big toenails for a few years now. He doesn’t mind but I hate it!! We’ve tried lots of things but none worked at all. I got him some F3 when I was in clinic with Liadan.
    10 weeks later and there is a clear line through the middle of his nails. The bottom half is clear like new so it is definitely working.
    Great product!

    November 17, 2021

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