ciclopirox lacquer - topical, PENLAC (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Skin burning at the application site, redness of the skin surrounding the nail, changes in the shape of the nail, ingrown toenails, or changes in nail color may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if blistering, swelling, or oozing occur.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using ciclopirox, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: immune system problems (e.g., due to organ transplant, HIV), frequent outbreaks of herpes, persistent/frequent fungal skin infections, infections over a large area of skin, diabetes, nerve problems (e.g., diabetic neuropathy), anti-seizure medicines (e.g., phenytoin, carbamazepine), severe athletes foot (plantar/moccasin tinea pedis).This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: corticosteroid use (oral, inhaled, or on your skin such as prednisone, fluticasone, hydrocortisone), other products applied to the skin.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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