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Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox)and/or alternatives
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Manufactured by: Sanofi Aventis
Product of Turkey. Shipped from MauritiusRxPrescription Required
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Manufactured by: Sanofi Aventis Canada Inc
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
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Generic Alternative to Penlac Nail Lacquer
Marketed as Apo-Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer in Canada
Manufactured by: Apotex Inc.
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Penlac Nail Lacquer
Penlac nail lacquer is a synthetic anti-fungal agent and is available in a lotion, cream, solution and shampoo forms. The drug is 8% solution contains ethyl acetate, NF, USP, isopropyl alcohol and butyl-monoester which is meant for topical use only. It is applied to the nails of the finger and toes and to its adjacent skin. The drug is used in the management of mild to moderate onychomycosis on the nails of the fingers and toes, in immune-competent patients. The drug is used in a program which is a comprehensive management of affected nails. This program includes the removal of infected and unattached nails on a monthly basis. The anti-inflammatory effect is the brand or generic Penlac nail lacquer results from the inhibition of cyclo-oxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase. The drug acts by inhibiting certain enzymes and by modifying the fungi’s plasma membrane. This results in the disorganization of the fungi’s internal structure.
Precautions / Side Effects Of Penlac Nail Lacquer
The common side effects of Penlac nail lacquer are itching, reddening, mild burning and dryness. These common side effects are expected with the drug. Rare and serious side effects of the drug may include severe itching, irritation on the skin, burning and de-coloration of nails. If you experience the above mentioned rare and serious side effects then contact your health care provider for medical attention. While administering Ciclopirox topically ensure that the drug does not come in contact with mucous membranes such as mouth, nose and eyes.
Let your physician know if you are a diabetic and dependent on insulin before administering Ciclopirox. Pregnant women and nursing women must administer the drug with the doctor’s advice. Before you administer the drug let your health care providers know if you have had any history of immune-suppression or if you are immune-compromised for example if you have received organ transplant. If you have had a prior history of epilepsy or if you are on corticosteroids then let your physician know before taking brand or generic Penlac nail lacquer.
Penlac Nail Lacquer Dosage
Penlac nail lacquer should be applied to infected nails daily once. Preferably the solution must be applied at bed time. Once applied, the drug should not be washed for a period of 8 hours. The drug is applied with the help of an applicator brush which is provided along with the drug. The drug should be evenly applied on the entire plate of the nails that are infected. The drug should be removed once a week only by using alcohol and not water. Penlac nail lacquer drug should only be used as a comprehensive management-program which is meant for onychomycosis and only by a physician.
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North Drug Store provides the drug as a fixed dose of 8% in varied quantities. Buy Penlac nail lacquer from our online prescription service and enjoy the free refill reminder service.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.