Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Penlac Nail Lacquer
Penlac Nail Lacquer is recommended in the treatment of fungal infections of the toe- and finger nails. This is a topical treatment that involves brushing of the area with the lacquer. Penlac Nail Lacquer drug is effective for slight to moderate infections and is considered among the mildest forms of treatment for fungal infections. Since this is a topical application, users must adopt habit changes that allow the lacquer to stay in place. This medication required a prescription after ascertaining the severity of the infection. The kit comes with a bottle and a brush attached to the lid.
Side Effects/Precautions for Penlac Nail Lacquer
People with diabetes, immune system weakness, asthma and a history of allergy to the medicine should not use brand or generic Penlac Nail Lacquer also known as Ciclopirox. Diabetics, individuals on immuno-suppressants due to organ transplant and HIV patients should avoid the lacquer. If medicines for seizures or alternate treatment for skin disorders are being taken, medical advice must be sought.
The common side effects of the Ciclopirox are burning, itchiness or tingling on the area of application. Severe side effects include swelling in facial region and in some cases, hives or a severe rash. These call for alternate medicine. Penlac Nail Lacquer drug cannot be used in conjunction with cosmetics, manicure and pedicure treatments on the affected area. Patients who are under the age of 18 are not prescribed this treatment. Pregnant and nursing women must seek a doctor's opinion before using the lacquer. The lacquer must not come in contact with the eyes, nose and insides of the mouth.
Penlac Nail Lacquer Dosage
Penlac Nail Lacquer comes in 8% strength. The drug should be used as a part of the treatment of onychomycosis. The solution should not be removed on a daily basis. If this solution is to be administered daily, the new application should cover the previous layer, instead of removing the first layer. It should be removed every seven days using alcohol. This process should be repeated throughout the duration of the treatment. Penlac Nail Lacquer is supplied in 3.3 ml and 6.6 ml bottles. These bottles come with an application brush. The drug should be stored at a temperature between 59 degree and 86 degree Fahrenheit.
Why Buy Penlac Nail Lacquer From online prescription service RX World?
When looking for Penlac Nail Lacquer 3gm, the best option would be to order it from online prescription service RX World. As a recognized mail order online prescription service, we stock this product so we can dispatch your order within 7 to 10 days.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have 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 testing to ensure that they are similar to 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 the 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 the same 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 have a comparable strength and dosage as 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 equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, 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.