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This antifungal medicine kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes.
Amorolfine works by causing holes to appear in the fungal cell membranes. This allows essential constituents of the fungal cells to leak out, which kills the fungi and ultimately clears up the infection.
Fungal nail infections are often difficult to eradicate, because the nails are hard and difficult to penetrate and take a long time to grow as new healthy tissue. Loceryl nail lacquer is painted onto the infected nails like nail varnish. The lacquer is resistant to soap and water and stays on the nails, allowing the medicine to penetrate through the nail into the nail bed and attack the infection.
How do I use Loceryl nail lacquer?The lacquer should be painted onto the affected nail(s) once or twice a week, as directed by your doctor. Throw the nail file away after doing this do not use it to file healthy nails as this will spread the infection. The surface of the nail should then be cleansed using one of the disposable alcohol swabs supplied with the medicine. The nail lacquer should then be applied onto the entire surface of the infected nail(s) using one of the reusable applicators supplied. For each nail to be treated, dip the applicator into the nail lacquer without wiping off any of the lacquer on the bottle neck. Use the same swab you used earlier to clean the nail and then dispose of the swab carefully. Keep the bottle tightly closed.
The nail lacquer should be reapplied once or twice a week, as directed by your doctor. Each time you reapply the lacquer you should cleanse the nail(s) with one of the swabs supplied to remove any old lacquer first. You should then file the nail(s) down using a new disposable nail file and cleanse them as before, before applying a new coat of the lacquer.
It is important that you continue the treatment without interruption until the infected section of nail has completely grown out, otherwise the infection will just come back. The hardest part may remembering to apply the lacquer each week. It will help to apply the lacquer on the same day(s) each week and write the date of use on a diary card or on the box, to keep a running check of when you used the medicine. In general it can take six months of treatment to clear up a fingernail infection and nine to twelve months for toenail infections. This will help prevent the toenail getting reinfected. You can also use powders and sprays in your shoes to help keep them free from fungi. Amorolfine is unlikely to be absorbed into the body in significant amounts after being applied to the nails. However, it should only be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding if your doctor feels it is essential. You should get medical advice from your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What are the possible side effects of Loceryl nail lacquer?Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects known to be associated with Loceryl. Just because a side effect is stated here doesn’t mean that all people using Loceryl will experience that or any side effect. If you think you have experienced a side effect, did you know you can report this using the yellow card website?
Can I use Loceryl nail lacquer with other medicines?Loceryl nail lacquer is not known to affect any other medicines. However, it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are already using any other medicines, so they can establish if it is safe for you to use this one as well.
What other medicines contain the same active ingredient?Boots once weekly fungal nail treatment.
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