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Loceryl Cream

Manufactured byGalderma India Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAmorolfine
Description
Loceryl Cream is a topical anti-fungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of the skin caused by candida and tinea strains of fungi. These infections are characterized by red, itchy rashes particularly in the folds of the skin (cutaneous candidiasis), especially between the fingers and toes, or small, discolored patches of the skin (pityriasis versicolor), usually on the shoulders and torso.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Loceryl Cream

  • Skin irritation and rashes
  • Red spots on skin
  • Burning sensation of skin
  • Blisters under the skin
  • Hives

Uses of Loceryl Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dermatomycosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to amorolfine or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Allergic reaction

The use of this medicine may cause an allergic reaction around the area of application. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Monitoring of patient's clinical condition

If this medicine is used in patients suffering from medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, peripheral circulatory disorders, etc., the patient's underlying clinical condition should be monitored closely. In such patients, appropriate patient/caregiver counseling, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

External use

This medicine is meant for external use only. Avoid the contact of this medicine with your eyes, mouth, broken skin, or wounds.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled application, the missed one can be skipped. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is unlikely to cause severe symptoms. However, if you accidentally swallow this medicine, contact your doctor or seek emergency medical intervention.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes, ears, mouth, or broken skin. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine stops the production of a certain vital component of the fungal cell wall. This inhibits the growth of the fungus and eventually leads to its death.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

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Amorolfine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 30 June 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09056

Amorolfine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 30 June 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Amorolfine

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Information on this page was last updated on 7 Jul 2020

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