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Loceryl Nail Lacquer

Loceryl 5% Nail Lacquer (5mL)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Tue. 01 Dec and Wed. 02 Dec.

Loceryl - Prescription Nail Lacquer

Loceryl nail lacquer is a prescription-only treatment for fungal nail infections. Applied directly to the nail, the lacquer kills the fungi and yeast, clearing you of the infection in as little as six months. The lacquer is resistant to soaps and water and remains on the nails, fighting the infection while you go about your daily life.

You can get a prescription and buy Loceryl online through The Independent Pharmacy once you have completed a short online consultation. Your prescription can be dispensed and dispatched, with quick, discreet delivery.

Loceryl Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 6

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

What is Loceryl fungal nail treatment?

Loceryl is a highly effective fungal nail treatment that clears up the infection on both finger and toes nails. The lacquer is painted directly onto the affected nails with an easy to use, reusable applicator. 

Loceryl contains the active ingredient amorolfine which destroys a wide variety of fungi that are responsible for causing fungal nail infections. You only need to apply Loceryl once or twice a week for it to be effective and can be used underneath cosmetic nail polish. 

Loceryl is a branded treatment that is manufactured by Galderma and is available in 5mL packs.

 

How does Loceryl work?

The active ingredient in Loceryl nail lacquer is amorolfine, which is an antifungal medicine, meaning it destroys fungi that cause nail infections.

Loceryl is painted directly onto the infected nails where the amorolfine is absorbed. It then stops the fungus producing a chemical called ergosterol which causes the fungal cells to break down and die. Over time the infected nail is then replaced by a fresh, healthy nail. Once a nail has become infected, you cannot cure the infection for that part of the nail to become healthy again, therefore, you need to treat the nail to stop the infection spreading whilst the infected nail grows out.

 

Does Loceryl work?

Loceryl is an effective treatment for fungal nail infection but depending on where your nail infection is, the treatment time will vary.

  • For fingernails, Loceryl will take up to six months to get rid of the infection.
  • For toenails, treatment can take between 9 and 12 months to be successful.

Treating a fungal nail infection can take a long time and it can be frustrating waiting to see any improvements. Nails grow relatively slowly and you are not only waiting for the infected nail to grow out but for the new nail to grow. You should see improvement over time as your nail grows out. You can take photos of your nail periodically to assess the results as often it will be hard to notice day-to-day.

If you are concerned that your treatment is not working you should discuss this with a pharmacist or a doctor.

 

Loceryl alternatives

Loceryl is a prescription strength fungal nail treatment that contains the active ingredient amorolfine. 

At The Independent Pharmacy we also prescribe and sell both Curanail, an over-the-counter brand of fungal nail treatment containing the same active ingredient available in 3ml packs, and Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer as a generic alternative to Loceryl in 5mL packs. 

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to use Loceryl

Loceryl is for topical use only and should be applied directly to the nails affected by a fungal infection.

Do not use the nail files on healthy nails as this may spread the infection. 

  • Before applying Loceryl nail lacquer use one of the supplied, single use, nail files to file down the affected areas of the nail as much as you can.
  • Clean each affected nail thoroughly with a disposable alcohol wipe.
  • Paint the Loceryl solution over the entire surface of the infected nails using the reusable applicator.
  • Leave the nail to dry completely for around 3 minutes. 
  • Clean the applicator after use with the swab you used to clean the nail then dispose of it carefully. 
  • Reapply the lacquer once or twice a week (as directed by your doctor). 
  • Continue the treatment until the infected section of nail has completely grown out.

Please ensure you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Loceryl.

Loceryl side effects

Loceryl, in the same way as other medication, may occasionally cause some people to experience side effects. 

The most common Loceryl side effects include:

  • Nail discolouration.
  • Broken or brittle nails.
  • Skin burning sensation in the area of use.
  • Redness, itching or blistering of the skin.

If you experience an allergic reaction or severe side effects you should seek immediate support from your nearest emergency department.

If you are worried about any side effects or you do not feel like they are improving over time you should get advice from a pharmacist or doctor. 

Please ensure you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Loceryl.

Loceryl ingredients

The active ingredient in Loceryl: amorolfine 50 mg/ml.

The inactive ingredients in Loceryl: ammonio methacrylate copolymer A, triacetin, butyl acetate, ethyl acetate and ethanol.

Loceryl warnings

Please ensure you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Loceryl.

  • Loceryl should not be applied to the skin around the nail. 
  • Avoid Loceryl coming into contact with your eyes, ears, nose or mouth. 
  • You should not use artificial nails when using Loceryl. Wait 10 minutes before applying cosmetic nail varnish and remove it before reapplying Loceryl. 

 

Loceryl & pregnancy

As your doctor or a pharmacist for advice before using Loceryl if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. Your doctor will then decide whether you should use Loceryl.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Fungal Nail Infections?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Loceryl 5% Nail Lacquer Reviews

Unsure about a treatment?
Ask our medical team for impartial information and advice about any treatment we provide or medical condition that we treat before you buy.

Authored By:

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Scott McDougall

MPharm

Published on: 18-11-2020

Last modified on: 18-11-2020


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Dr Donald Grant

MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP Dip.orth.med

Reviewed on: 18-11-2020

Next review date: 18-11-2022


Dr Don Grant is a GP with over 30 years experience and is the Clinical Advisor at The Independent Pharmacy


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