PENLAC NAIL LACQUER (Ciclopirox) is a topical solution containing a synthetic antifungal agent, named ‘Ciclopirox,’ that prevents fungus from growing.
A complete cure may not be achieved with this medication as clinical studies have shown only 12% of patients were able to achieve either a clear, or almost clear, toenail.
Six months of therapy with a health care professional removing the unattached nail may be required before initial improvement of symptoms is noticed.
Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox) FAQ’s
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What PENLAC Nail Lacquer is Used For
Penlac is intended for topical application on fingernails and toenails, and immediately adjacent skin, as an aid to cure nail fungus.
Active Ingredient of PENLAC Nail Lacquer
Each gram of Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox) Topical Solution, 8%, contains 80 mg Ciclopirox in solution.
How Does PENLAC Nail Lacquer Work?
Of vitro studies it is suggested that Ciclopirox acts by chelation of polyvalent cations resulting in the inhibition of metal dependent enzymes that are responsible for the degredation of peroxides within the fungal cell.
How Do I use PENLAC Nail Lacquer?
Penlac is applied as a topical solution over the entire nail plate and 5mm of the surrounding skin. Penlac should also be applied under the nail bed, hyponychium, and under the surface of the nail plate when it is free of the nail bed.
The Ciclopirox is contained as 8% of the solution.Penlac should be used as an aid of a comprehensive management program for onychomycosis.
How Long Do I Take PENLAC Nail Lacquer?
Daily applications of Penlac lacquer topical solution for up to 48 weeks. Professional removal of the unattached infected nail as frequently as monthly.Six months of professional therapy may be required before the improvement of symptoms is noticed.
The most common side effects of Penlac relate to rash related reactions, such as periungual erythema and erythema of the proximal nail fold.
Disclaimer: The information supplied in this article is for general purpose only and not to be used solely for medical advice.