31 Dec 2011
Please see instructions below.
To use ciclopirox topical nail lacquer:
Remove any loose nail or nail material using nail clippers or a nail file.
Apply ciclopirox topical 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, apply the nail laquer to the underside of the nail and to the skin beneath it. Allow the lacquer to dry (approximately 30 seconds) before putting on socks or stockings. After applying the medication, wait 8 hours before taking a bath or shower.
Apply ciclopirox topical nail lacquer daily over the previous coat. Once a week, remove ciclopirox topical nail lacquer with alcohol. Remove as much as possible of the damaged nail using nail clippers or nail a file.
Use ciclopirox topical nail lacquer on nails and immediately surrounding skin only. Avoid contact with other areas.
Treatment with ciclopirox topical nail lacquer may require six months or more before initial improvement of symptoms is noticed. Up to 48 weeks of daily application of the nail lacquer, monthly removal of the unattached infected nail by a health care professional, and weekly trimming by the patient may be required for complete treatment.
To prevent the screw cap from sticking to the bottle, do not allow the solution to get into the bottle treads. To prevent the solution from drying out, close the bottle tightly after every use.
Use ciclopirox topical for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed however, it is important to use the medication for the full amount of time. Protect the ciclopirox topical nail lacquer from light by storing the bottle in the carton after every use.
- Ciclopirox Information for Consumers
- Ciclopirox Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ciclopirox (detailed)
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