Information - Loceryl 5% Nail Lacquer
Loceryl contains the active ingredient amorolfine. It is used to treat fungal infections of the nails. Loceryl belongs to a family of medicines called anti-fungal drugs. These medicines work by killing a wide variety of fungi that can cause nail infections. This medicine is available from a pharmacist. A doctor's prescription is not required.
Loceryl is intended for external use only. Loceryl should not be swallowed
Carefully follow the steps below before using Loceryl:
- Place everything you need for Loceryl treatment within easy reach:
Before painting with Loceryl nail lacquer, file down the infected areas of the nail (particularly the nail surfaces) as thoroughly as possible using the nail file. CAUTION: nail files used on an infected nail must not be used on healthy nails
Clean the surface of the infected nail with a cleaning pad.
Dip one of the reusable spatulas into the lacquer. Do not wipe it on the neck of the bottle. NOTE: The spatula provides a measured dose of Loceryl
Using the spatula, paint Loceryl nail lacquer over the entire surface of the infected nail.
Close the bottle tightly immediately after painting the infected nail.
Repeat steps 2,3,4 and 5 for each nail.
Allow time for the nails to dry (3 to 5 minutes)
When you have finished treating all of your infected nails, clean the spatula and the neck of the bottle with the same cleaning pad that we used during the treatment.
- Loceryl nail lacquer
- Nail file (supplied)
- Cleaning pad (supplied) reusable spatula (supplied)
Follow these steps each time you use Loceryl
How often to apply Loceryl? Paint Loceryl once or twice weekly on the infected fingernails or toenails or as otherwise directed by your doctor, or pharmacist. If you forget to paint on the Loceryl nail lacquer, use it as soon as you remember. Then go back to using Loceryl as you would normally.
How long Loceryl should be used? Treatment should be continued until the infected nails are completely cured and re-grown. Usually, treatment of fungal infections of the nails takes around six months for the fingernails and nine to twelve months for the toenails. Don't be discouraged if after several weeks of therapy no improvement is visible. A healthy nail only grows by approximately 2mm per month
Active ingredients: Amorolfine, each 5 ml bottle contains 250mg of amorolfine as the hydrochloride.
Inactive ingredients: Each 5ml bottle also contains : methacrylic acid copolymer, glycerol triacetate, butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, absolute ethanol.
Each carton contains: 1 bottle (5ml) of nail lacquer, 10 spatulas, 30 cleaning pads, 30 nail files, 1 package insert.
Do not use Loceryl if:
- you have had an allergic reaction to Loceryl or any other ingredients listed above
- the package is torn or shows signs of tampering
- the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack has passed
- you are pregnant or you are breast-feeding or intend to breast-feed. The safety of Loceryl in pregnancy and breast-feeding has not been established
If you are not sure if you should start using Loceryl, talk to your doctor, or your pharmacist
Use in Children: The safety and effectiveness of Loceryl in children has not been established
Before you start to use Loceryl, tell your doctor, or pharmacist if:
- you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives.
- you have any other health problems.
- you are taking any other medicines.