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Loceryl Nail Lacquer

Manufactured byGalderma India Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAmorolfine
Description
Loceryl Nail Lacquer is a topical anti-fungal medicine used to treat infections of the toes and fingernails (onychomycosis) caused by fungi such as dermatophytes, yeasts, molds, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Loceryl Nail Lacquer

  • Broken and brittle nails
  • Discoloration of the nails

Uses of Loceryl Nail Lacquer

What is it prescribed for?

  • Onychomycosis
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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 necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this 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 necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this 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.

External use

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Other nail products

The use of other nail products such as varnish or artificial nails should be avoided during treatment with this medicine.

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.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, the ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
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.
Use 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

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

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

Amorolfine 5% w/v Medicated Nail Lacquer - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 2 July 2020]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3292/smpc

M H. Amorolfine. A review of its pharmacological properties and therapeutic potential in the treatment of onychomycosis and other superficial fungal inf... - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 11 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7705210
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Information on this page was last updated on 7 Jul 2020

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