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Last updated on 12/10/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Amorolfine
CHINESE NAME: 羅霉樂
DRUG CLASS: Antifungals
SUB CLASS: Morpholine derivatives
USED FOR: Fungal nail infections, Fungal skin infections
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 5% (nail lacquer)
– 0.25% (cream)
What is Loceryl for?
Loceryl is a brand product that contains amorolfine, which is a type of antifungal. It is used to treat fungal nail infections and fungal skin infections (e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
How to use it?
Loceryl is available as cream or nail lacquer. For fungal skin infections, apply to the affected area once at night until 3-5 days after infection subsided. The usual treatment duration is 2-3 weeks.
For fungal nail infections, apply once or twice weekly to the infected nails until infection subsided and new healthy nails regenerated. The usual treatment duration is around 6 months for fingernails and 9-12 months for toenails. The treatment progress is evaluated every 3 months.
What are the side effects of Loceryl?
Common side effects of Loceryl include burning and tingling sensation, nail discoloration, and mild skin irritation.
Who should not take Loceryl?
People who are allergic to Amorolfine or any component of the formulation.
– Wash hands before and after application to avoid re-infection.
– Cleanse the affected area before applying cream.
– Before applying nail lacquer, file down the infected nails. Do not re-use any nail file on healthy nails once used on infected nails.
Common dosing schedule:
For cream, apply once a night. For nail lacquer, apply once weekly to the affected nails.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Loceryl may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
Where to buy Loceryl in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Loceryl is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Loceryl in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.