Nailon (Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer)

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Nailon Nail Lacquer, featuring the antifungal agent Ciclopirox, is a topical solution, cream, or gel that inhibits fungus growth. Athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections are among the fungal skin illnesses on toes and fingernails that it successfully treats.

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Nailon Nail Lacquer 5ml Bottle (Ciclopirox)

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What is Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer?

The antifungal drug ciclopiox is typically offered as a topical solution, cream, or gel. It stops the growth of fungus.  Ciclopirox is sold under various trade names, some of which are Penlac Nail Lacquer and Nailon (made by Cipla) Cicloporix shampoo is used against seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp. Apart from the uses mentioned here, this medication may also be prescribed for other skin conditions.

  1. Unattached Infected Nails: Unattached infected nails can be concerning. Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer offers a precise and effective solution. Its easy application ensures maximum effectiveness in treating infected, detached nails.
  2. Trimming Your Nails and Nail Care: Having healthy nails requires more than just using products. Proper nail care, including routine trimming, is essential to maintain general nail health and prevent the spread of diseases. Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer enhances your nail care routine by addressing disconnected, infected nail issues proactively.
  3. Works by a Health Care Professional: For best results, apply Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer under healthcare professional guidance to ensure correct administration and maximize effectiveness in treating unattached infected nails. 

Important Information About Ciclopirox

Do not use Ciclopirox medication (Penlac Nail Lacquer, Nailon) if you are allergic to it. Avoid any contact of this medication with your eyes, nose, or mouth. If Ciclopirox does get into your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse thoroughly with water. Do not use occlusive dressing (air tight dressing) or any kind of bandage or dressing on areas treated with Ciclopirox nail lacquer medication unless or otherwise directed by your doctor. Loose-fitting clothes are recommended. You must continue using Ciclopirox medication for the prescribed length of time even after your symptoms have subsided before time but your infection might not be cleared completely. Stopping or skipping doses may deteriorate your condition for the worse.  Ciclopirox topical is a FDA category B drug meaning it is not expected to harm an unborn baby if used while pregnant. It is also no known if it can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Ask your doctor for safe usage of Ciclopirox nail lacquer if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. 

penlac nail lacquer over the counter

As of my most recent update in January 2022, Penlac Nail Lacquer (containing ciclopirox) wasn't available over the counter in the United States. It's usually prescribed by healthcare professionals for treating fungal nail infections. Availability might differ by region, so it's recommended to consult a healthcare provider for advice on treatment options. However, if you order from us, you can conveniently purchase Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer, and we'll deliver it directly to your doorstep.

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Precautions for Nailon (Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer):

Avoid Eye Contact: Nailon (Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer) is specifically formulated for topical application on nails. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water and seek medical advice if irritation persists.

External Use Only: Nailon should only be applied externally to the nails and surrounding skin. 

Allergic Reactions: Individuals with known allergies to ciclopirox or any other ingredients in Nailon should refrain from using the product. Discontinue use if signs of allergic reaction such as rash, itching, or swelling occur, and consult a healthcare professional promptly.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before using Nailon.

Nail Damage: Avoid using Nailon on damaged or infected nails without consulting a healthcare professional first. Nailon is meant to be used to healthy nails that have fungus diseases. Applying it to damaged nails could make things worse or irritate them more.

Interactions with Other Products: Inform your healthcare provider about any other medications or topical products you are using, as they may interact with Nailon. 

Keep Out of Reach of Children: Store Nailon out of reach of children and pets. Inadvertent ingestion of Nailon might be hazardous and require immediate medical attention.

Flammable: Nailon is flammable. Keep the product away from open flames and sources of heat. Do not smoke while applying Nailon or allow it to come into contact with sources of ignition.

By following these precautions, you can use Nailon (Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer).

Ciclopirox nail lacquer uses

You should take Ciclopirox (Penlac Nail Lacquer, Nailon) exactly as directed by your doctor. All medications come with a patient leaflet with complete instructions and details. Refer it for any doubts. Do not alter the course of the medication in any way (do not take more or less than the prescribed dosage). Also do not take it after the period for which the medication was prescribed is over. 

Apply Ciclopirox nail lacquer medication once daily preferably at bedtime to all affected nails with applicator brush provided just like nail polish. Follow your doctor’s instructions or the instructions on the medical label. Let the medication dry before putting on socks or stocking. After applying Ciclopirox, wait for atleast 8 hours before taking a shower. Remove the dried medication using alcohol once a week. Remove as much as possible of the damaged nail using clippers or a nail file. It may take several months of applying Ciclopirox medication before any visible improvement of your conditions can be seen. It may take almost a year of daily application, monthly removal of infected nails by a healthcare professional, and weekly trimming by the patient. Store Ciclopirox solution in a cool and dry place. It is highly inflammable so avoid taking this medication near a flame.


Ciclopirox nail lacquer side effect

Some common and nonserious side effects of Ciclopirox (Penlac Nail Lacquer, Nailon) are burning, redness, or itching at or around the application area, discoloration, or other changes in the nails. If any of these conditions persist or deteriorate, get medical help right away. Ciclopirox has not been linked to any notable side effects in the literature. If you do experience a serious adverse reaction, though, such as a severe skin rash, itching, hives, dizziness, trouble breathing, or swelling in the mouth, nose, throat, or face, stop taking this medication and get emergency medical attention right once. The side effects listed above are not a complete set of side effects due to Ciclopirox. There can be others. 

Ciclopirox nail lacquer effectiveness

Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer (Penlac) is generally considered effective in treating fungal nail infections, also known as onychomycosis. Clinical studies have demonstrated its ability to inhibit the growth of fungi responsible for these infections. However, individual results may vary, and factors such as the severity of the infection and adherence to treatment can influence effectiveness. Additionally, it's important to maintain good nail hygiene and follow any additional recommendations provided by your healthcare provider to maximize the effectiveness of treatment. If you have concerns about the effectiveness of Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer or if symptoms persist.

What If I Miss A Dose?

If you forget to take a dose of Ciclopirox for some reasons, take it as soon as you remember it. However, skip the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up or near. Do not take two doses closer to each other to make up for the missed dose.

What Happens If I Take Too Much?

In case of an overdose of Ciclopirox, get urgent medical attention or call the Doctor immediately although an overdose is not expected cause any serious conditions.

What Can I Not Do When Taking Ciclopirox?

Do not use other medications on the areas treated with Ciclopirox 8 nail lacquer unless or otherwise advised. Also avoid using nail polish, artificial nails, or other cosmetic nail products while using Cicloporix. Tight fitting clothing or something which doesn’t allow proper air flow on the affected area shouldn’t be used. Loose fitting clothes preferably cotton are advised.

Does ciclopirox penetrate the nail?

Yes, ciclopirox, the active ingredient in Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer (Penlac), is formulated to penetrate the nail plate. This allows it to reach the site of fungal infection underneath the nail. By penetrating the nail, ciclopirox can effectively target and inhibit the growth of fungi responsible for the infection, leading to improved nail health and appearance over time.

How does ciclopirox nail lacquer work?

Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer works by inhibiting the growth of fungi responsible for nail infections. The active ingredient, ciclopirox, penetrates the nail plate to reach the site of infection underneath the nail. Once applied, ciclopirox disrupts the fungal cell membrane, ultimately leading to the death of the fungus. Over time, consistent use of ciclopirox nail lacquer can result in the clearance of the fungal infection, leading to healthier and clearer nails.

Interaction with other drugs

It is not likely that other drugs will interact with topically applied Ciclopirox medication (Penlac Nail Lacquer, Nailon). However, some other topical medications may interact with Ciclopirox when applied simultaneously. You should inform your doctor in advance about all present medications you may be using. Never start a new medication without proper medical attention and advice.

Ciclopirox nail lacquer before and after

Before using Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer, individuals may experience symptoms like nail discoloration, thickening, brittleness, and odor due to fungal nail infections. After consistent use as directed, improvements can include reduced discoloration, thinner and smoother nails, improved texture, restoration of nail shape, and a decrease in associated symptoms like pain and odor. Results may vary, and it's important to follow healthcare provider instructions for best outcomes.

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Manufacturer : A. Menarini India Pvt Ltdine HCL)
Equivalent Brand : Penlac Nail Lacquer
Generic Search : Ciclopirox
Strength : 5 ml