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Penlac (Ciclopirox Topical) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Penlac (Ciclopirox Topical) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 2 ratings/reviews, Penlac has an overall score of 1. The effectiveness score is 2 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Penlac review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   toe nail fungus
Dosage & duration:   topical solution-nail lacquer (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 3 months so far
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Naftin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none-I'm still taking it until the bottle runs out (like 3 more months) but I'm not optimistic. My dermatologist said toe nail fungus is really hard to treat. I have it on my big toe and it's not pretty. I tried homemade remedies first-white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and Vicks vapo rub (which didn't work either but I swear better than both of the medications) The I tried Naftin gel for 3 months and now the paint-on Penlac generic.
Side effects:   none-my frustration, lost money (the generic is $99/bottle)
Comments:   Paint the nail lacquer onto the infected nail, one coat a day, At the end of the week, remove it with alcohol and start the process all over again. Unfortunately, it seems like my nail isn't growing, which is why I'm afraid if I remove the nail (with a podiatrist) that it may not grow back-my dermatologist agrees I should not have the nail removed; she wants me to live with it. She says that even with Lamasil and all that expense and liver damaging drug, the fungus can still come back in 2 months.

 

Penlac review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Toenail fungus
Dosage & duration:   Topical twice a day (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of One month then repeated
Other conditions:   No other conditions
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None - did not work
Side effects:   No Side effects
Comments:   Topical application did not work. Tried other prescription drugs as well (topical) but did not work. Finally was advised to try a 1:5 solution of white vinegar and this cleared up the issue. The vinegar made the nail bed inhospitable to fungus and nails grew in perfect, solving this 20+ year problem that plagued me. I recommend anyone suffering from nail bed fungus to try this. I put the solution in plastic bags tied with elastic bands and walked around with them for an hour a day. Small price to pay for relief of this nasty affliction.
 


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