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Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox)

Also Known as Batrafen

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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Strength Pack Size Qty
Cilopirox 8%
Pack Size

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Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox) is an antifungal medication used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails. It works by targeting and destroying the cell membrane of the fungus, ultimately killing it and preventing further growth. This topical solution is applied directly to the affected areas and is often part of a comprehensive treatment program.

Fact Table






5% with prolonged use

Legal status


Chemical Name


Elimination half-life

1.7 hours

Dosage (Strength)

Cilopirox 8%


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Penlac Nail Lacquer

Protein binding

94 to 97%

PubChem CID






ATC code






Routes of administration



The standard dosage of Penlac Nail Lacquer is to apply it once daily, preferably at bedtime or at least eight hours before washing your hands or feet. To use Penlac Nail Lacquer correctly, you may be directed to follow these steps for optimal results:

  1. Ensure the affected nails are clean and dry before application. Use the applicator brush provided to apply an even layer of the medication across the entire nail plate.
  2. Layer each day's application on top of the last and clear them away with alcohol at the end of every seven days.
  3. Allow the lacquer to dry completely before putting on socks or gloves.
  4. Maintain a consistent daily application routine to ensure the best possible results in treating the fungal infection.

The duration and success rate of the therapy can differ from person to person. For specific guidelines, seek advice from a medical professional.


The active ingredient in this medication is ciclopirox.


Avoid using Penlac Nail Lacquer if you are allergic to Ciclopirox or any of the ingredients in the medication.


  • Before using Penlac, discuss the following with your doctor or healthcare provider:
    • The medications you're currently taking, such as drugs for epilepsy or steroid-based treatments.
    • Any existing health problems, such as being insulin-dependent or having a compromised immune system.
    • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status
  • Penlac is intended solely for topical application, and you should limit its contact to the specific area around the affected nails. Make sure to avoid contact around the eyes and mucous membranes.
  • During the course of treatment, it's important to have a healthcare professional remove the detached, infected part of the nail on a monthly basis.
  • Special attention should be paid by individuals with diabetes or who have numbness in their fingers or toes. Consult your healthcare provider before performing any nail removal tasks.
  • Refrain from using any nail cosmetics like polish on the nails being treated.
  • Exercise caution when using Penlac near sources of heat or flame, as the solution is combustible.

Side Effects

Penlac may cause various side effects in some individuals. Common side effects include redness, burning, or itching of the treated skin, as well as changes in the shape or color of the nail. These mild side effects are generally not a cause for concern, but it is recommended to monitor any changes or discomfort while using the medication.

More serious side effects may occur and require immediate medical attention. These include blistering, swelling, or oozing at the application site. If you or someone you know experiences any of these severe side effects while using Penlac, consult a healthcare professional as soon as possible for further guidance and potential treatment modifications.


Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox) Drug Label. Berwyn, PA: Dermik Laboratories; 2003.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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