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Loceryl Cream

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Introduction

Loceryl Cream is an antifungal medication. It is used for treating fungal infections of the nails. It kills the fungi and helps in treating the infection.

Loceryl Cream should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Some of the common side effects include blisters on the skin, nail disorders like nail damage and discoloration, skin irritation, rash, or redness on the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration.

Make sure you wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. Avoid direct contact with the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

Uses of Loceryl Cream

Benefits of Loceryl Cream

In Fungal nail infections

Loceryl Cream belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It kills a wide variety of fungi that cause nail infections. It is easy to apply and has very few side effects. Using this medicine will restore your finger- or toenails to a healthy condition but it takes time because healthy nails take a long time to grow. You should keep using it until healthy nails have grown back. This will prevent the infection from returning. Do not use nail varnish on nails that you are treating.

Side effects of Loceryl Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Loceryl

  • Blisters on skin
  • Nail disorder
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rash
  • Erythema (skin redness)

How to use Loceryl Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Loceryl Cream works

Loceryl Cream belongs to a class of anti-fungal medications. It inhibits the enzymes that are essential for fungal growth, thereby killing a wide variety of sensitive fungi.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Loceryl Cream during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Loceryl Cream should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Loceryl Cream?

If you miss a dose of Loceryl Cream, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Loceryl Cream helps treat fungal nail infections.
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes, ears, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • Avoid the use of nail varnishes and artificial nails. Do not share your nail-filer to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Do not use it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Keep using Loceryl Cream for 3 to 5 days after the symptoms of the infection have cleared up to prevent it from coming back.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylpropanes derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Antifungal Others

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FAQs

Q. How often should you use Loceryl Cream?

Loceryl Cream contains amorolfine which is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat fungal infections of the nails. It is applied once weekly on the affected finger or toenails. Sometimes your physician may ask you to apply it twice weekly. The affected areas must be cleaned and dried properly. Do not stop the treatment in between even if the symptoms heal. Your doctor will recommend the exact dose and duration of the treatment based on the type of fungal infection.

Q. Is Loceryl Cream a steroid?

No, Loceryl Cream is not a steroid. It is a medicine which is used to kill a wide variety of infection-causing fungus. It is applied on the affected nails to treat fungal infections.

Q. Can we apply Loceryl Cream on other parts of the body?

No, this medicine should not be used on other parts of the body like the eyes, oral cavity, or intravaginally. Its use should be restricted to only nails and skin. Before using the medicine consult the doctor and follow the instructions carefully.

Q. Can Loceryl Cream cause any local reaction or rashes?

Yes, the use of Loceryl Cream may cause allergic reactions, but the probability is unknown. Such allergic reaction is not very common and is likely to occur in only susceptible or sensitive individuals. Immediately contact your doctor if you experience such reactions.

Q. Is Loceryl Cream safe to be used in kids?

No, Loceryl Cream should not be used in children and infants. This is because there is no evidence available to prove the safety of the medicine. Consult your doctor in case your kid develops nail or skin infections or has any nail changes.

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References

  1. Amorolfine. Barnstaple, Devon: Accord-UK Ltd.; 2013 [revised 21 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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GALDERMA INDIA Pvt. Ltd., Lotus Corporate Park, D Wing Unit 801\802 , Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 063, India, Phone: +91 22 40331818
Country of Origin: India

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