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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.

Penlac patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

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, 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.

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.