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Ciclopirox (sye-kloe-PEER-ox) is used to treat infections caused by fungus. It works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth.
Ciclopirox cream, gel, or lotion are applied to the skin to treat:
ringworm of the body (tinea corporis);
ringworm of the foot (tinea pedis; athlete's foot);
ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris; jock itch);
“sun fungus” (tinea versicolor; pityriasis versicolor); and
certain other fungus infections, such as Candida (Monilia) infections.
Ciclopirox gel or shampoo may also be applied to the scalp to treat seborrheic dermatitis.
Ciclopirox topical solution (nail lacquer) is applied to the nails to treat ringworm of the nails (tinea unguium).
Approved for use in the U.S. by the FDA in December, 1999.
|Penlac 8% 7 ml - 1 Bottle
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Penlac Directions To Use
Before you start applying Penlac, remove any loose nail or nail material using nail clippers or nail files. Apply Penlac once daily (preferably at bedtime) to all affected nails with the applicator brush provided. Apply the lacquer evenly over the entire nail. Allow the lacquer to dry (approximately 30 seconds) before putting on socks or stockings. After applying this medication, wait 8 hours before taking a bath or shower.
Penlac Warnings and Side Effects
Use Penlac only on nails and immediately adjacent skin. Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.
If rash, or itching occurs Penlac Topical Solution 8% should be discontinued. Skin burning may occur, though infrequently.
Avoid contact with the eyes and any other skin than that around the nail(s) being treated. Contact with the surrounding skin may produce mild, temporary irritation and redness.
Penlac Missed Dose
Apply Penlac as soon as you remember.
Store Penlac at room temperature between 59° and 86° F (15° and 30° C). Keep out of the reach of children.
Overdoses are highly unlikely to occur. Seek medical attention if you suspect an overdose.
Penlac More Information
Do not use nail polish or other nail cosmetic products on the treated nails. Avoid use near heat or open flame, because product is flammable.
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