What is Penlac Topical
Penlac Topical is a prescription medication used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails. Penlac Topical belongs to a group of medications called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of the fungus.
Benefits of Penlac Topical
and Its Uses.
Penlac is a topical lacquer used to treat fungal infections of the nails. It is available by prescription only. Penlac may be used to treat:
• Onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the nails
• Favus, a fungal infection of the scalp
• Tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin
How does Penlac work?
Penlac works by killing the fungus that causes the infection.
Who should not use Penlac?
Do not use Penlac if you are allergic to ciclopirox.
What are the possible side effects of Penlac?
The most common side effects of Penlac include:
• Nail discoloration
Side Effects and Dosage of Penlac Topical
Penlac is a topical antifungal medication used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails. It comes as a cream, solution, or lacquer that is applied to the affected nail(s) once daily for six weeks.
Common side effects of Penlac include:
The most common side effects are burning, itching, and tingling. These side effects are usually mild and go away within a few days.
If any of the following occur, stop using Penlac and seek medical attention immediately:
severe skin irritation
swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips
If you experience any of the following side effects, speak with your doctor: