Ciclodan vs. Kerydin

Are Ciclodan and Kerydin the Same Thing?

Ciclodan (ciclopirox) and Kerydin (tavaborole) topical solutions are antifungal agents indicated as topical treatment in patients with mild to moderate onychomycosis of fingernails and toenails due to Trichophyton rubrum or Trichophyton mentagrophytes.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ciclodan?

Common side effects of Ciclodan include:

  • redness around or under the nail,
  • nail disorders (such as shape change, irritation, ingrown toenail, and discoloration),
  • application site reactions, and
  • burning of the skin.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Kerydin?

Common side effects of Kerydin include:

  • ingrown toenail,
  • sloughing or peeling of dead skin,
  • skin redness, and
  • skin inflammation at the application site.

What is Ciclodan?

Ciclodan is indicated as topical treatment in immunocompetent patients with mild to moderate onychomycosis of fingernails and toenails without lunula involvement, due to Trichophyton rubrum. The comprehensive management program includes removal of the unattached, infected nails as frequently as monthly, by a health care professional who has special competence in the diagnosis and treatment of nail disorders, including minor nail procedures.

What is Kerydin?

Kerydin is an oxaborole antifungal indicated for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails due to Trichophyton rubrum or Trichophyton mentagrophytes.


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What Drugs Interact With Ciclodan?

Ciclodan may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Kerydin?

Kerydin may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Ciclodan Be Taken?

Apply Ciclopirox Topical Solution, 8%, (Nail Lacquer), once daily (preferably at bedtime) to all affected nails with the applicator brush provided. Apply the lacquer evenly over the entire nail. Where possible, nail lacquer should also be applied to the underside of the nail and to the skin beneath it. Allow lacquer to dry (approximately 30 seconds) before putting on socks or stockings. After applying medication, wait 8 hours before taking a bath or shower.

How Should Kerydin Be Taken?

Apply Kerydin to affected toenails once daily for 48 weeks.

Kerydin should be applied to the entire toenail surface and under the tip of each toenail being treated.

Kerydin is for topical use only and not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.


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