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Loceryl Nail Lacquer 5%
Loceryl 5% w/v Medicated Nail Lacquer
1. What Loceryl is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Loceryl
3. How to use Loceryl
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Loceryl
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Loceryl is used to treat fungal infections of the nails.
Loceryl contains the active ingredient amorolfine (as the hydrochloride), which belongs to a group of medicines known as antifungals. It kills a wide variety of fungi that can cause nail infections.
This medicine can cause allergic reactions, some can be serious. If this happens, stop applying the product, immediately remove the product with a nail varnish remover or the cleaning swabs provided with the package and seek medical advice. The product must not be reapplied.
You must get urgent medical help if you have any of the following symptoms:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Loceryl.
There are no known interactions with other medicines.
Artificial nails should not be used while using Loceryl.
Cosmetic nail varnish can be used, but you should wait at least 10 minutes after applying Loceryl before painting your nails.
The nail varnish should be carefully removed before repeat application of Loceryl.
You should not use Loceryl and tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. Your doctor will then decide whether you should use Loceryl.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
One gram of Loceryl contains 552 mg of alcohol (ethanol), which is equivalent to 55.2 % w/w. It may cause a burning sensation on damaged skin. Ethanol is a flammable substance and should not be used near an open flame, a lit cigarette or some devices (e.g. hair dryers).
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor had told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Loceryl should be applied to the affected finger or toe nails once or twice a week exactly as directed by your doctor.
Step 1. File the nail
Before the first application, file down the infected areas of nail, including the nail surface, as much as possible using the nail file provided.
CAUTION: Do not use nail files used for infected nails on healthy nails, otherwise you may spread the infection.
To prevent the spread of infection take care that no one else uses the files from your kit.
Step 2. Clean the nail
Use one of the swabs provided to clean the nail surface.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each affected nail.
Step 3. Take some lacquer from the bottle
Dip the applicator into the bottle of nail lacquer. The lacquer must not be wiped off on the edge of the bottle before it is applied.
Step 4. Apply the lacquer
Apply the nail lacquer evenly over the entire surface of the nail.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each affected nail.
Step 5. Allow to dry
Let the treated nail(s) dry for approximately 3 minutes.
Wait at least 10 minutes before applying cosmetic nail varnish.
Step 6. Clean the applicator
The applicator provided is re-usable. However, it is important to clean it thoroughly after completing each treatment procedure, using the same swab you used for nail cleansing.
Avoid touching newly treated nails with the swab.
Close the nail lacquer bottle tightly. Dispose of the swab carefully as it is inflammable.
Your doctor will probably check how your treatment is progressing every 3 months or so.
If you get Loceryl in your eyes or ears wash out with water immediately and contact your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital straight away.
If you, or anyone else, accidentally swallows the lacquer contact your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital straight away.
Don't worry if you forget to use Loceryl at the right time. When you remember, start using the product again, in the same way as before.
Do not stop using Loceryl before your doctor tells you to or your infection could come back.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
In addition to the beneficial effects of Loceryl, it is possible that unwanted effects will occur during treatment, even when it is used as directed.
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
Very rare: may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people
Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
The active substance is amorolfine. Loceryl contains 50 mg/ml (5%) of amorolfine (equivalent to 6.4% amorolfine hydrochloride).
The other ingredients are: ammonio methacrylate copolymer A, triacetin, butyl acetate, ethyl acetate and ethanol.
The pack is available in sizes of 2.5 ml, 5 ml, 7.5 ml and 10 ml bottles.
Each 2.5 ml and 5 ml pack consists of 1 bottle filled with Loceryl nail lacquer together with cleansing swabs, nail files and spatula integrated in the cap or separate spatulas.
Each 7.5 ml and 10 ml pack consists of 2 bottles filled with Loceryl nail lacquer together with cleansing swabs, nail files, and spatula integrated in the cap or separate spatulas.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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This leaflet was last revised in 10/2022.