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Penlac Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ciclopirox topical (Penlac)?
- What are the possible side effects of ciclopirox topical?
- What is the most important information I should know about ciclopirox topical?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using ciclopirox topical?
- How should I use ciclopirox topical?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using ciclopirox topical?
- What other drugs will affect ciclopirox topical?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of ciclopirox topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
What should I avoid while using ciclopirox topical?
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, and inside of the mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with ciclopirox topical unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not use nail polish, artificial nails, or other cosmetic nail products on the nails treated with ciclopirox nail lacquer.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that doesn't allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
What other drugs will affect ciclopirox topical?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied ciclopirox. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ciclopirox topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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