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Learn more about PENLAC

What is PENLAC?

What is PENLAC?

PENLAC is the brand name for ciclopirox and is available as a topical solution (nail lacquer).

What dosages is PENLAC available in?

What dosages is PENLAC available in?

PENLAC is available as a 8% topical solution (nail lacquer).

What is PENLAC used for?

What is PENLAC used for?

PENLAC is an antifungal that is used to treat fungal nail infections.

How does PENLAC work?

How does PENLAC work?

PENLAC is an antifungal. It kills the fungus causing your skin infection by preventing it from getting the nutrients it needs to grow and reproduce.

How do I take PENLAC?

How do I take PENLAC?

PENLAC topical solution (nail lacquer) is typically applied once a day at bedtime to all affected nails with the applicator brush provided. Repeat application daily and apply new coat of nail lacquer over the previous coat. Remove nail lacquer once a week with rubbing alcohol.

Is it safe for me to take PENLAC?

Is it safe for me to take PENLAC?

PENLAC is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

PENLAC Common Side Effects

PENLAC Common Side Effects

Common side effects of PENLAC:

  • Mild skin redness
  • Temporary burning or stinging
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Rash
  • Changes to nail shape or color
PENLAC Serious Side Effects

PENLAC Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with PENLAC.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on PENLAC

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on PENLAC

The following medications may interact with PENLAC:

  • There are no major drug interactions listed for PENLAC. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking
Who makes PENLAC?

Who makes PENLAC?

Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Is PENLAC safe in pregnancy?

Is PENLAC safe in pregnancy?

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. PENLAC should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.


What to do if you missed your PENLAC dose

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