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Penlac Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Ciclopirox is in a class of medications known as antifungals. It helps to prevents fungus from growing. Ciclopirox is a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that inhibits the growth of dermatophytes, a type of fungus that grows on the skin, hair, and nails.

Penlac Dosage

  • For fungus infections treatment, you should be applied cream two times a day, morning and evening.
  • For seborrheic dermatitis treatment, you should apply 1 teaspoon two times a week for four weeks with at least three days between each application.

Uses of Penlac

  • Ciclopirox topical cream and lotion are used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Penlac

Before taken Penlac medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Penlac. Side effects may include:

  • Severe itching
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Dryness
  • Irritation of the skin

Warnings and precautions before taking Penlac:

  • If you have any disease that affects your immune system such as human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, or crusty skin, then you should tell your doctor.
  • You should keep Penlac away from the eyes and mucous membranes. You should also be avoided contact with any skin outside the immediate area of the nail.
  • Do not use nail polish or other cosmetic nail products on the treated nails.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Penlac with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So you should not start any medication without talking with your doctor. Because it may cause to another serious effects.

Overdose

An overdose of Penlac is unlikely to occur. But after taken Penlac if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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