Overview of Penlac - Ciclopirox Topical Solution for Nails
Penlac nail lacquer is a topical solution which contains a synthetic antifungal agent named ciclopirox. The medicine is intended to be used topically on fingernails and toenails.
Mechanism action of Penlac:
The drug ciclopirox works by chelation of polyvalent cations which results in the inhibition of metal dependent enzymes responsible for the degradation of peroxides within the fungal cells.
How to use Penlac Medicine:
The solution should be applied on the nails and on the surrounded skin. Penlac nail lacquer should be applied once daily to the affected nails with the applicator brush. The nail lacquer should be applied daily over the previous coat.
Contraindications of Penlac Medicine:
Penlac shows drug interactions with antifungals for onychomycosis. Other nail polish or nail cosmetics should not be used on the treated nails.
Side effects of Penlac:
The possible side effects seen with the use of Penlac Ciclopirox are-
Unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness and irritation of treated skin, discoloration in the nails
Some more side effects include itching, redness or mild burning.
Missed dose: If a dose is missed, it should be applied as soon as possible.
Overdose: In case of overdosing, visit to the nearby hospital.
Safety measures of Penlac Medicine:
Penlac nail lacquer (Ciclopirox) should be stored properly at room temperature away from direct heat and moisture.