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Penlac Patient assistance program

Is your Penlac medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Penlac medication with our help.

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    Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf

NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

An introduction to NiceRx

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  • An introduction to NiceRx
  • Next steps after qualifying
  • Uploading documents and billing
  • SSN & billing information
  • Medication delivery time

How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Penlac cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Penlac prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Penlac patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Penlac patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Penlac enrollment application individually. The main factors considered are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Penlac patient assistance program?

Applying for the Penlac patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Penlac, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Penlac assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Penlac patient assistance program, we will also request your Penlac medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Penlac coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Penlac coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Penlac manufacturer coupons, Penlac discounts, rebates, Penlac savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Penlac medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Penlac cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you access Penlac patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Penlac
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Penlac prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Penlac cost without insurance?

Penlac prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Penlac Nail Lacquer topical solution 8% will typically cost around $540 for 6.6 milliliters.

How much does Penlac cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Penlac with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Penlac?

Penlac (ciclopirox topical solution) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Aventis. Penlac is an antifungal medicine used to prevent fungus from growing on your skin. Penlac nail lacquer is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the toenails (onychomycosis) and fingernails.

What doses of Penlac are available?

Penlac is available as nail lacquer, in the following doses: 80 mg in 1mL.

Use Penlac on the nails and surrounding skin only. Remove loose nails using nail clippers or a nail file. Apply once daily to all affected nails with the applicator provided. Apply the lacquer evenly over the entire nail. Apply the nail lacquer to the underside of the nail and to the skin under it. Allow the lacquer to dry before putting on socks or stockings, and wait 8 hours after applying before taking a bath or shower. Apply Penlac nail lacquer daily over the previous coat. Remove the nail lacquer once a week with alcohol.

You may need to use this treatment for several months before improvement of symptoms is seen. Up to 11 months of daily application, monthly removal of the unattached infected nail, and weekly trimming may be required for complete treatment. Do not use nail polish or other nail cosmetic products on the treated nails.

Store Penlac nail lacquer at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Penlac nail lacquer is flammable. Avoid using near open flame, and do not smoke until the lacquer has dried on your skin.

Please read the drug information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Penlac active ingredients

Penlac contains ciclopirox olamine as the active ingredient.

Penlac side effects

The most common side effects of Penlac in clinical trials include:

  • Mild burning, itching, or redness

In rare instances, Penlac can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness, or irritation
  • Discoloration of the nails

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Penlac against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Penlac to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Penlac drug interactions

Penlac can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Inhaled or topical steroid medicine
  • Anticonvulsants

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Penlac. Tell your healthcare provider about other prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking.

Penlac contraindications

You should not use Penlac if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient ciclopirox
  • Have had any allergic reactions to any of the other ingredients in Penlac
  • Are younger than 12 years old

Talk to your doctor before using Penlac if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Penlac
  • Have diabetes or diabetic neuropathy
  • Suffer from seizures
  • Have a weak immune system
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known whether ciclopirox topical passes into breast milk

Penlac generic

Penlac is the trademark brand name for ciclopirox manufactured by Aventis A generic version of ciclopirox is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Penlac savings through NiceRx.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).

To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.