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Medications for Onychomycosis, Toenail

Other names: Fungal Infection, Toenail; Infection, Fungal, Toenail

About Onychomycosis, Toenail

Fungal infections of the toenails, causing thickening, roughness, and splitting, often caused by Trichophyton rubrum or T. mentagrophytes, Candida, and occasionally molds.

Drugs used to treat Onychomycosis, Toenail

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
terbinafine 6.8 336 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: terbinafine systemic

Brand names:  Lamisil, Terbinex

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Lamisil 7.1 104 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: terbinafine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ciclopirox 7.5 41 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

Brand names:  Ciclodan, Penlac, Penlac Nail Lacquer, CNL8 Nail …show all

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Jublia 5.5 192 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: efinaconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

fluconazole Off-label 8.6 12 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

ketoconazole Off-label 10 2 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: ketoconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Ciclodan 10 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

itraconazole 5.8 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Brand names:  Sporanox, Onmel

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Penlac 8.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Kerydin 4.4 30 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: tavaborole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Sporanox 6.0 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

efinaconazole 5.5 192 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: efinaconazole topical

Brand name:  Jublia

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Penlac Nail Lacquer 2.0 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Terbinex Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: terbinafine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

griseofulvin 1.0 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: griseofulvin systemic

Brand name:  Gris-PEG

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

CNL8 Nail Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Gris-PEG 1.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: griseofulvin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Onmel Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

tavaborole 4.4 30 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: tavaborole topical

Brand name:  Kerydin

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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