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Ciclopirox solution kit

Generic Name: ciclopirox (SYE-kloe-PIR-ox)
Brand Name: CNL8

Ciclopirox solution kit is used for:

Treating mild to moderate toenail or fingernail fungus.

Ciclopirox solution kit is a kit containing an antifungal agent, emery board, and solution removing swabs. Exactly how the antifungal agent works is not known. It is believed to work by slowing the growth of fungi.

Do NOT use ciclopirox solution kit if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in ciclopirox solution kit
  • you are taking an oral antifungal medicine for a fungal infection of the fingernail or toenail

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using ciclopirox solution kit:

Some medical conditions may interact with ciclopirox solution kit. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have diabetes, numbness of the toes or fingers, or a weakened immune system (eg, HIV infection, AIDS)
  • if you have received an organ transplant
  • if you regularly use a topical corticosteroid (eg, hydrocortisone) or steroid inhaler (eg, fluticasone), or if you take medicine for seizures

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with ciclopirox solution kit. However, no specific interactions with ciclopirox solution kit are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if ciclopirox solution kit may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use ciclopirox solution kit:

Use ciclopirox solution kit as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet is available with ciclopirox solution kit. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Apply ciclopirox solution kit once daily, preferably at bedtime.
  • Apply evenly over the entire nail and the small amount of the surrounding skin. If possible, apply this medication to the nail bed and under the surface of the nail plate. Allow the medicine to dry (about 30 seconds) before you put on socks or stockings.
  • Do not bathe or shower for at least 8 hours after you apply the medicine.
  • Apply a new coat of the medicine over the previous one. Do NOT remove the medicine from the affected area each day.
  • Once a week (every 7 days), remove the medicine with the solution remover swabs provided. Use the emery board to file away any loose nail material, as directed by your doctor.
  • Your doctor will need to periodically remove the unattached, infected portion of the nail while you use ciclopirox solution kit. Be sure to keep all doctor appointments. Check with your doctor if you have questions.
  • It may take up to 6 months of treatment with ciclopirox solution kit to see any noticeable improvement in your nail. It may take up to 48 weeks of treatment to achieve a clear or almost clear nail. However, it may not be possible to achieve a completely clear nail with the use of ciclopirox solution kit.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use ciclopirox solution kit for the full course of treatment.
  • If you miss a dose of ciclopirox solution kit and you are using it daily at bedtime, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use ciclopirox solution kit.

Important safety information:

  • Ciclopirox solution kit is for external use on nails and surrounding skin only. Do not get ciclopirox solution kit in your eyes, nose, vagina, or mouth. If you get it in your eyes, rinse right away with cool tap water.
  • Ciclopirox solution kit is flammable. Do not use this medication near heat or open flame.
  • If you have diabetes or problems with numbness in your fingers or toes, talk with your doctor before you trim your nails.
  • Do not use nail polish or other nail cosmetic products while using ciclopirox solution kit.
  • Do not use ciclopirox solution kit to treat a condition other than it was prescribed for.
  • Ciclopirox solution kit should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using ciclopirox solution kit while you are pregnant. It is not known if ciclopirox solution kit is found in breast. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use ciclopirox solution kit, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of ciclopirox solution kit:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Change in shape of nail; discoloration; ingrown toenail; mild redness or irritation of the treated area.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blistering, burning, oozing, or swelling of the treated area; severe redness or irritation of the treated area.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Ciclopirox solution kit may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of ciclopirox solution kit:

Store ciclopirox solution kit at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in the original carton. Protect from light. Keep away from heat and flame. Keep ciclopirox solution kit out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about ciclopirox solution kit, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Ciclopirox solution kit is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take ciclopirox solution kit or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about ciclopirox solution kit. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to ciclopirox solution kit. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using ciclopirox solution kit.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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