PENLAC Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021022/001.

Names and composition

"PENLAC" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CICLOPIROX.

Answered questions

Has anyone had true success with the Penlac treatment ? If so, how long till the infection subsided...?
Penlac nail fungus treatment Asked by Margaretta Fleeting 3 months ago.

Yes, I tried it and it worked with in 2 days. Answered by Monty Mcgloster 3 months ago.


Your comments about Penlac or Lamisil tablets for fungus nail treatment?
Worried about Lamisil tablets side effects and Penlac effectivity. Asked by Kori Peplinski 3 months ago.

I took Lamisil tablets, one a day for 5 months..until I could spend anymore money on it...and I still have a toenail fungus. The doctor said that sometimes I may have to stay on it a year. So I guess I'll just have to live with the fungus before I spend any more money on this.......unless they drop the price of the tablets...... Answered by Alaina Bolfa 3 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Your comments about Penlac or Lamisil tablets for fungus nail treatment? Worried about Lamisil tablets side effects and Penlac effectivity. Answered by Lucille Bularz 3 months ago.

Drug companies SALIVATE at the opportunity to introduce a new drug which may CURE an unattractive, but otherwise benign condition that affects maybe 10% of the population. So many companies have recycled drugs and efforts at curing SERIOUS fungal infections with the opportunity to market a drug for this commoner one that people are likely to see their doctors for, that there is now strong competition in the market. You'd think that would mean that a clear winner treatment would emerge- but it hasn't. First off- make sure you have a fungal infection- as many as half of people who believe they have fungal infection have other nail conditions or nothing at all. Second, ask yourself if you really want to take a possibly toxic drug to make your nails a little less ugly, or if youd rather try other cosmetic treatments. You wont get an argument from most doctors if you say you want to live with your fungus. Then, if you still want treatment, consider this: topical treatments are useless. Ciclopirox (penlac) is prescribed only for chuckles: doctors want to see who REALLY wants their fungus gone when they prescribe a cream that has to be metitculously applied daily, cant be washed off, but has to be removed weekly with alcohol, and has nearly no chance of working. They know that if you take this treatment and come back, that youll probably accept the more toxic drugs. The older systemic treatments (griseofulvin and ketoconazole) need to be taken for 10-18 nausea-filled months and experience about 80% relapse rate. Enter terbinafine (lamisil)- needs only 4 months treatment for most infections, but still has an astronomical relapse rate. It can mess with your liver, rob you of white blood cells, and wreck havoc on your eyes. Some people cant taste anything after a few weeks of treatment. My advice: unless you are suicidally depressed at the state of your nails, stop worrying and learn to love your inner fungus. Answered by Carl Grinie 3 months ago.

I took lamasil. It was very expensive and didn't work. Dr. next ordered penlac @ 175.00 per bottle, Toooooo expensive with no guarantee of working. What to do now?! Answered by Raleigh Truner 3 months ago.

I wouldn't worry if you have been indeed diagnosed with a fungal infection in the toes. The doctor who prescribed it will have to follow up with you to ensure that the drug is doing what it is supposed to and will also have to follow up to ensure that liver toxicity is not occuring. If you start, keep on with the doctor and the tests to make sure that all is well. Answered by Edra Amass 3 months ago.


Has anyone been prescribed Penlac for nail fungus?
I went to the doctor because I have this bad fungus on my toe nail, I expected to get pills for this like lamisil or diflucan I have known people to use these pills but my doctor prescribed me something called Penlac it's like a nail polish that I brush on every day. Does anyone know how long this will take to... Asked by Artie Pendergrast 3 months ago.

I went to the doctor because I have this bad fungus on my toe nail, I expected to get pills for this like lamisil or diflucan I have known people to use these pills but my doctor prescribed me something called Penlac it's like a nail polish that I brush on every day. Does anyone know how long this will take to take effect? And or does anyone know any home remedies for this Answered by Kent Arashiro 3 months ago.

The most famous home-remedy for toenail fungus is Vicks Vapo-Rub. Wah & dry feet well, smear rub on & under nails (which should be trimmed as short as possible). Do this at least twice a day. While it is not effective for everyone who tries it, it has a preety good record, it is cheap & it is safe.. It may take up to a year to totally grow out a healthy nail, & at that time, it is suggested that you treat the nails a couple times a week as a preventive.. Answered by Barbar Gramley 3 months ago.

Buy a bottle of mouthwash mix in the ratio 1:1 with water and soak your nails. After a couple of weeks the fungus will disappear. Do not purchase dark colored mouthwash as this puts a tinted color on skin. I'm sure if you had a fingernail fungus you can put mouthwash in a cup and soak finger once a week and be cured." Answered by Milo Balis 3 months ago.

Penlac is approximately 89% effective, if used properly. It is safe, with very little chance for adverse effects. You should expect to have to use it for at least 4 months, depending upon the severity. The medication keeps acting on the site for almost up to a year, after you stop applying. Ask your doctor if you have any questions - that is why you go to them. Hope this helps. Answered by Violette Pannone 3 months ago.


Ciclopirox (Penlac) is an antifungal used to treat onychomycosis,a type of nail fungus.?
the direction say to apply the lacquer to each nail daily. will the ciclopirox have a local or system effect? why? Asked by Whitley Conwright 3 months ago.

After you apply the lacquer to your skin, the ciclopirox will penetrate through the epidermis (outer layer of your skin, made up in most areas of the body of 5 layers) into the dermis. Even under occlusion (which increases absorption), less than 1.5% of the ciclopirox is absorbed into the systemic circulation. Ciclopirox has a short half-life (1.7 hours), so no systemic accumulation occurs and therefore no systemic effect will occur. To answer your question in a more succinct manner - there is only a small amount of absorption into the systemic circulation (<1.5%) due to the protective function of the skin and the properties of the drug. Answered by Tonya Ferriolo 3 months ago.

Ciclopirox Penlac Answered by Shea Horst 3 months ago.


Can you build up a tolerance for penicillin?
Specifically, Penlac?( A penicillin laquer for the nails) Asked by Toshia Bandel 3 months ago.

You dont build the tolerance, you bacteria does. And anyones bacteria can build up a tolerance for any antibiotic. This is why when prescribed antibiotics, the person must finish all of them even if symptoms have disappeared. This is also why they should only take them if they need them. Some doctors prescribe them for viral infections just to make the patient happy---not good. And this is also why doctors shouldn't keep prescribing the same antibiotic to you. Answered by Hilda Kamb 3 months ago.

Disagree with everyone else. You can't build up resistance to penicillin. However, the bugs that live in around your body can. Penlac does not contain penicillin. It contains ciclopirox, which "may" have antifungal activity under some circumstances. However, there is little evidence that nail varnish containing ciclopirox makes any difference to fungal nail infections. It has tentative FDA approval. Painting it on your nails probably won't do you any harm. It remains to be seen whether it will help fix fungal nail infections. Answered by Isaias Wescovich 3 months ago.

If you are allergic to penicillin there are treatments you can get to desensitize you from it. But Penlac is NOT penicillin. Penicillin encourages fungal growth by killing the friendly bacteria that keep fungi under control. Penlac is an anti fungal. Answered by Kathaleen Klopfenstein 3 months ago.

Yes you can build a tolerance for penicillin,that is why there are antibiotics Answered by Vinnie Macapagal 3 months ago.

agree with everyone else..you can build up a tolerance of anything....problem is....the higher the tolerance...the more it takes to work...the more it takes to work...the more dangerous it becomes for your body to consume... Answered by Dotty Disbro 3 months ago.

Your body can build up a resistance to anything that you use too often. Answered by Carmon Cyganiewicz 3 months ago.

yep u build a tolerance for everything Answered by Erma Ellingsen 3 months ago.

so amazed that I found this question already answered! it's like you've read my mind! Answered by Leda Cuesta 3 months ago.


Does anyone know a cure for onychomycosis?
Other than Lamisil. Asked by Michael Eggink 3 months ago.

penlac, fungoid tincture, gris peg, tea tree oil, Answered by Maybell Andreassen 3 months ago.

Onychomycosis is very hard to treat. Topical stuff doesnt work. I used a pill for called Itraconazole (Sporanox) in once monthly doses for a week at a time for a year, and I still have some degree of onychomycosis. Keep you feet clean, aired out, keep the nails filed down and see a podiatrist. Answered by Eufemia Hoblit 3 months ago.

It's very difficult to treat,looking odd and sometimes painful.Taking Ketaconazole once a week ,stopping once after using for two weeks.But always fearing the consequencesevery Answered by Vince Seamons 3 months ago.

If you believe in God...then look to him for healing. Have faith that he will heal you and it shall be done. Reference Matt. 9:20-22 Answered by Evan Fleurantin 3 months ago.


I have toenail fungus. NE1 know of a good home remedy that will help clear/cure it. Don't want to take Lamisil
well i thought about having my toenails removed that way Penlac or a topical cream such as Lamisil. This way the cream will actually touch the skin and not just the top of the nail. I heard about the Vicks Vapor Rub, but I heard it wasn't affected. May try, thanks everyone for your advice!! Asked by Wyatt Reisig 3 months ago.

there really arent any effective home remedies. If your doctor prescibed you Lamisil its because you need it. The benefits definately outweigh the risks. If you prefer to try something topically (but still prescription) talk to your MD about Penlac There are also other oral antibiotics that have been shown to be effective in treating toenail fungus. They are itraconazole (Sporonox), fluconazole (Diflucan), and griseofulvin (Fulvicin) Beware, if the fungus isnt taken care of it can spread, and you could end up losing your toe nails. (they don't grow back!) Hope this helps Answered by Ileen Legaard 3 months ago.

I have heard that it's a sign of a system wide yeast infection. I'd try the easier and "instant" cures, but if you don't get any luck, you could eliminate sugar and starches and try to clear the yeast out of your system. Doing so has improved my toenails (which had a very mild fungus problem... everyone in my family seems to get it, but now not me), athletes foot, and my overall mood and energy level. Answered by Charla Nightingale 3 months ago.

Use vicks vapor rub I read up on this problem in the doctors book of home remedies and people voted on the best cure and overall it was vicks vapor rub applied to the infected nail twice daily and in no time you will see results. Answered by Lizette Vire 3 months ago.

If I had toenail fungus I'd soak my feet in a pan of bleach. That ought to kill anything. Answered by Mose Lamens 3 months ago.

use a thing from Sally Hansen that clears it up. It works really good, its called No More Fungus Answered by Bobby Janowiak 3 months ago.

Soak in Listerine Answered by Tera Bongo 3 months ago.

how about topical lamasil....you don't ingest it...just put it on your fungus Answered by Tamekia Hilleman 3 months ago.

SERIOUSLY ( NOT A "LOL!!!" ANSWER)---TRY GENEROUSLY RUBBING "VICKS VAPOR RUB" ON YOUR FEET,AND PUTTING ON CLEAN WHITE COTTON SOCKS BEFORE RETIRING TO BED AT THE END OF YOUR DAY---OF COURSE,THOUROUGHLY WASHING OFF ALL REMAINS AFTER AWAKENING --BEFORE LEAVING HOME FOR THE DAY------HOME CURE=THAT WORKS= VERY EFFECTIVE!!! Answered by Frances Guralnick 3 months ago.

penlac nail lacquer...it is a prescription med applied directly to the nail...kinda pricey though. Answered by Nicky Paasch 3 months ago.

have you tried garlique? Answered by Linnie Graeber 3 months ago.


Toe nail fungi....my big toe nail has some sort of whatever living in it, part of it is dead...?
my doctor gave me penlac...ciclopirox topical soluation....to apply on the top nail....didn't work so i got a seringe and filled it with hydrogen perxoide and injected it under the nail, the dead part is lifting, no pain, and is turning the infected part lighter, instead of a yuky dark...will this work and... Asked by Sebrina Espeland 3 months ago.

my doctor gave me penlac...ciclopirox topical soluation....to apply on the top nail....didn't work so i got a seringe and filled it with hydrogen perxoide and injected it under the nail, the dead part is lifting, no pain, and is turning the infected part lighter, instead of a yuky dark...will this work and what is this fungus? Answered by Malisa Terazes 3 months ago.

Don't do that. Lamisil or Lulicon, orally and topically for three months will absolutely cure even the worst case. Talk to your dermatologist. Answered by Joel Koenigsman 3 months ago.

To cure you off from your toenail fungus problem you should apply tea tree oil or oregano oil. These are the best home remedies you could use for toenail fungus. Answered by Lauretta Coggan 3 months ago.


Fungas under my big toe nails?
What's the best medication or solution for eliminating fungas under my big toe nails? Asked by Russell Bueti 3 months ago.

you need a prescription for: Lamisil, Penlac, Grispeg or Sporanox. You can get fungoid tincture, tea tree oil & other anti funguls over the counter. It's trial & error. Not all meds work for all people. It can take 6-12 months to completely elimate the fungus Answered by Chloe Coram 3 months ago.

Get an antifungal laquer from pharmacy and paint on nail as per instructions. Or if you're looking for something more natural, tea tree oil directly on the nail twice a day. If it isnt showing signs of clearning up withtin 3 months (as it does take a while) go see your podiatrist Answered by Kimberely Bickford 3 months ago.

Nail-Fungus.org Answered by Eboni Hocker 3 months ago.


Toenail fungus?
Is there any way to get rid of toenail fungus other than penlac? Is there a home remedy? Asked by Joshua Tauarez 3 months ago.

My big toe had a fungus for 4 years. I tried vicks, prescriptions (that did nothing but harm my body), vinegar, pretty much everything. I finally found a cure by complete accident. I have to almost always have a V shape cut in the middle of my big toe nail to prevent it from ingrowing so I would do that first as far down as you can go just to be safe. I started using Coconut cooking oil to moisturize my feet before bed and sleep with it on because I live in NV so its very dry. After about 3 days I noticed my nail looked different like the fungus was dying. I continued to use the Coconut oil faithfully EVERY night until the new nail grew out completely. The fungus is GONE! finally. It worked faster than the nail was growing but I just kept doing it till it was a completely grown out to a new nail to be safe. Try it, it inexpensive and it's safe! Answered by Max Pinena 3 months ago.

Fungus needs light to survive. Paint the affected toenail (s) black. Don't let the polish chip or remove it, just maintain it with more layers of black. Your fungus should be gone in a month. Answered by Queen Pecarina 3 months ago.

Boric acid and rubbing alcohol. 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol to 1 tablespoon of boric acid. Mix then dab a cotton ball and soak it, then place all over the affected area. Do this every day until it clears up. Be sure to keep boric acid away from children and animals. Do not ingest!!! It's poisonous when ingested! ALSO, you can use Listerine mouth wash. Same thing, just dab a cotton ball in it and rub all over the affected area. Good luck! :) Answered by Henrietta Freeborn 3 months ago.

No topical medication, tea, acid, alcohol, urine, tree sap, or water buffalo saliva will help this condition. As was said in one of the answers, this is a viral infection and oral medication is the only way. Lamasil is a 3 month therapy and Sporanox is a 6 month therapy. In both cases a pill is taken by mouth, daily. And it works!! You will have to have your liver examined via blood test before prescription. Answered by Marguerite Roehl 3 months ago.

u shood ask ur local doctor bout tht & if he cant help then i want do is get some foot fungus protection medicine or put lotion on my feet with socks every night wen i go to bed. Answered by September Frankum 3 months ago.

A podiatrist told me that soaking it in vinegar water works. Answered by Lakesha Callicott 3 months ago.

Not that I know of. I'm sorry......like most fungal infections, takes special medicines. I am an RN Answered by Mathilda Folkens 3 months ago.

maybe (only topical) tea tree oil Answered by Sparkle Senneker 3 months ago.

oh.. lets test my spelling heree.. listerene.. the mouth wash. powerful stuff. Answered by Kathaleen Bertram 3 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021022/001 PENLAC CICLOPIROX SOLUTION/TOPICAL 8%

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