Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox) from Maple Leaf Medications.

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Formulation : Solution
Drug Name Dosage Quantity Price Buy Now
Penlac Nail Lacquer 8% 6g $74.00 Add To Cart
Penlac Nail Lacquer 8% 12g $132.25 Add To Cart
Penlac Nail Lacquer
Dosage: 8%
Quantity: 6g
Price: $74.00
Penlac Nail Lacquer
Dosage: 8%
Quantity: 12g
Price: $132.25

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Formulation : Solution
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Dosage: 8%
Quantity: 6.6g
Price: $49.00

What is Penlac Nail Lacquer used for? 

Penlac Nail Lacquer, with the generic name ciclopirox, is a topical solution used to treat mild to moderate onychomycosis of fingernails and toenails caused by Trichophyton rubrum, with no lunula involvement. This is usually given to immunocompetent patients.

This is available in Penlac 8% in 6 g and 12 g solutions.

How does Penlac Nail Lacquer work? 

The exact mechanism of this solution is not fully known yet. However, clinical studies suggest that it acts by chelation of polyvalent cations leading to the inhibition of enzymes that are metal-dependent. These enzymes become responsible for the degradation of peroxides in the fungal cell. This action is thought to stop the growth of fungus.

How to Use Penlac Nail Lacquer 

To start, read the medication information leaflet that comes with this prescription medication. Do not use this type of drug if you have not yet fully understood all the drug information and precautions written in the guide. If you have inquiries regarding Penlac uses or need additional medical advice, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This topical medication should only be applied to the nails and the skin around the nails. Before the treatment, you must remove any loose nail material with a nail file or clipper. This solution is usually applied once at bedtime or as directed by the doctor. With the applicator, apply the drug all over the affected nail and the skin next to it. Avoid applying any nail cosmetic product while using this medication.

Remember to use this topical solution regularly and exactly as prescribed. Do not alter your Penlac dosage or frequency as it is based on your overall medical condition and response to the medication. In addition, you must not stop using this drug abruptly unless advised.

Side Effects of Penlac Nail Lacquer 


-Mild burning of the treated skin 

-Changes in shape and color of the affected nail

Mostly, the side effects caused by this prescription medication are mild and will go away after a few days. However, suppose the adverse reactions do not improve or become worse. In that case, you should hold this oral drug and talk to your doctor or any healthcare professional. You should also report severe side effects, including: 




This is not a full and/or complete list of Penlac side effects.

Precautions when using Penlac Nail Lacquer 

Before you begin using this topical drug, you must disclose your full medical history to your physician. Certain diseases or disorders, such as diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, may significantly affect how your body will respond to the medication. Moreover, you should talk to your doctor about all the prescription and nonprescription drugs, supplements, and herbal products you are taking because of possible drug interactions.

Watch out for an allergic reaction while on this treatment. Avoid using this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to ciclopirox or any inactive ingredients the solution may contain. Discontinue the medication and alert your local medical emergency line once you experience signs of severe hypersensitivities, such as breathing difficulty, severe dizziness, swelling of the face and neck, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes.

It is still unknown whether this medication could cause danger to unborn babies and breastfed infants. Thus, pregnant and nursing moms should use this medication only if clearly needed.

How much does Penlac cost in Canada? 

This nail lacquer is very affordable from our pharmacy. You may check the full list of prices on this page. We offer prescription medications at the lowest price.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Does Penlac work for toenail fungus? 

This prescription solution can be used to treat fungal infections both on the toenails and fingernails. It works by controlling and preventing the fungus from growing on your skin.

Is Penlac better than Jublia? 

Both these medications are used to treat onychomycosis. However, they contain different active ingredients. They are also sold at different price points.

How long should you use Penlac Nail Lacquer? 

You may have to use this nail lacquer for a long time before it significantly improves your condition. For most patients, this is being prescribed for six months. Keep using this drug until your doctor prescribes it.

How long does a bottle of Penlac Nail Lacquer last? 

A bottle of this solution may last depending on how many nails are affected and how often your physician prescribes it. For most people, a bottle would last for up to eight weeks.

How should I store Penlac Nail Lacquer? 

You must store this nail lacquer at room temperature and away from moist and direct sunlight. Note that this solution is also flammable. Do not the solution it near an open flame.

Can I buy Penlac over the counter? 

This product is only available in local drug stores and online pharmacies on prescription. You cannot purchase this drug without a valid prescription from your doctor. 



Brand Name:

Penlac Nail Lacquer

Scientific Name:


Other Names:

Ciclopirox Top Solution, Nibulen Tirnak Cilasi



Quantities Available:

6.6g, 6g, 12g



Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Penlac Nail Lacquer (Ciclopirox).