Loceryl Nail Lacquer


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OverviewOther known brand namesAbout Loceryl Nail LacquerKey facts of Loceryl Nail LacquerWho is Loceryl suitable for?Who is Loceryl not suitable for?How and where to get Loceryl Nail Lacquer?Dosage and strength for Loceryl for fungal nail infectionsInformation about how to use Loceryl for fungal nail infectionsWhat happens if you use too much Loceryl?What are the possible side effects of Loceryl?Information about using Loceryl at the same time as other medications or herbal supplementsWhat do I do if Loceryl does not work for fungal nail infections?Can Loceryl used for fungal nail infections be used long term?Is there a herbal Loceryl?Can women use Loceryl?Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Loceryl?What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with fungal nail infections?Alternatives to LocerylSourcesPeople also asked
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About Loceryl Nail Lacquer

Loceryl 5% Nail Lacquer contains the active ingredient amorolfine hydrochloride, an antifungal agent that kills a wide range of fungi that may cause fungal nail infections.

Loceryl is a nail treatment available with a prescription and is also available as the brand Curanail over the counter. Now Patient offers Loceryl as a treatment for fungal nail infections only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Loceryl Nail Lacquer

  • For the treatment of fungal nail infections
  • Loceryl can be used up to 3 months to clear a fungal nail infection
  • Loceryl has some common side effects which include nail discolouration and brittle nails
  • Artificial nails and nail polish should not be used while using Loceryl

Who is Loceryl suitable for?

Loceryl is suitable for adults and children over the age of 12.

Who is Loceryl not suitable for?

Loceryl may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before using Loceryl if you:

  • Are allergic to amorolfine or any of the other ingredients of Loceryl
  • Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding

How and where to get Loceryl Nail Lacquer?

Loceryl is available from a number of sources. It is available on prescription or over the counter at a pharmacy.

Now Patient does not allow customers to buy Loceryl directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with a prescribing clinician for the treatment of fungal nail infections, you can discuss if Loceryl is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by Now Patient.

Dosage and strength for Loceryl for fungal nail infections

Loceryl is available as a solution containing 5% amorolfine when used for the treatment of fungal nail infections.

Information about how to use Loceryl for fungal nail infections

Loceryl should be applied to the affected toe nails once or twice a weekly. Before applying, file down the infected areas of nail as much as possible using the nail file provided. Do not use nail files used for infected nails on healthy nails, as this may spread the infection. Use the swabs provided to clean the nail bed. Repeat for each affected nail. Apply the nail lacquer over the entire surface of the nail. Do not apply to the skin around the nail and avoid contact with the eyes, ears, or mucous membranes of the nostrils or mouth. Allow the treated nail to dry for about 3 minutes.

Remove old nail lacquer and file down nails if required, before using Loceryl again. Use Loceryl until the infection has cleared and healthy nails have grown back. This may take 6 months for finger nails up to 12 months for toe nails.

Read the patient information leaflet (PIL) provided to you with your medication or speak to a healthcare professional for further information and medical advice.

What happens if you use too much Loceryl?

If you use more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have used too much Loceryl and you experience any side effects.

What are the possible side effects of Loceryl?

Side effects of Loceryl include:

  • Nail damages
  • Nail discolouration
  • Brittle nails
  • Skin burning sensation

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient

Information about using Loceryl at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Loceryl. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements.

What do I do if Loceryl does not work for fungal nail infections?

Loceryl needs to be used for over 3 months to see any effect, but may not work in certain instances. Speak to your doctor for alternative treatments if Loceryl does not work for you.

Can Loceryl used for fungal nail infections be used long term?

You may need to use Loceryl for 6 months for finger nails and up to 12 months for toe nail fungal infections.

Is there a herbal Loceryl?

No. Herbal Loceryl does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Can women use Loceryl?

Women can use Loceryl for the treatment of fungal nail infections, but not if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Loceryl?

You can eat and drink normally when using Loceryl for the treatment of fungal nail infections.

What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with fungal nail infections?

To prevent fungal nail infections:

  • Treat athlete’s foot immediately, to avoid it spreading to nails
  • Keep your feet clean and dry
  • Wear clean socks
  • Do not share nail clippers or scissors

Alternatives to Loceryl

Alternatives for the treatment of fungal nail infections include terbinafine.


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