FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: CICLOPIROX

User Comments:


For Onychomycosis, Toenail: “My right big toe for about 5 years. I tried the Vicks, soaked in 100% bleach, and all the other home remedies. Drives me crazy and I am a guy. It got so thick and yellowish and crumbly.Picked up some of this drug OTC in Portugal in July and followed directions. Stuck with it removing old once week, filing down until I have a little blood coming through.It is mid January and in about 6 months I would say it is 70% better. Very happy. I just hope it is a cure and not something I have to deal with for the rest of my life.I would prefer amputation.”

Funky Fungi (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 20, 2018


For Onychomycosis, Toenail: “Follow-up/status – It’s been 9 mos on ciclopirox and my two big toe nails continue to get better. It will end up being longer than 12 mos to get both nails completely clear because the nails grow so slow while using this nail lacquer. But still worth the wait because my nails are growing back clear and fungus free. Key is to file down the nail so the lacquer can get to the fungus, and clip off the fungus nail weekly. You have to be committed and persistent, but it DOES work.”

Lexilou2 August 19, 2017


For Tinea Pedis: “According to the manufacturer and my dermatologist, this gel does not get absorbed by the skin, hence will not cause systemic side effects. Experience says otherwise. After applying it to my athlete’s foot, including infected toenail, I became extremely dizzy. The side effect disappeared upon discontinuance. Later, the fungus spread to my groin, so I thought I would give the gel another try. Again, I became very dizzy so washed it off. I recovered immediately upon doing so.”

Luke45 July 26, 2017


For Onychomycosis, Toenail: “I had only a little nail fungus on the tips of my big toenails. I used Penlac exactly as instructed. After weeks my nails became brittle and the fungus had spread throughout the entire two large toenails. This nail laquer I would never recommend to anyone! Since using it I have struggled with bad toenails on both big toes.”

Norme June 9, 2017


For Onychomycosis, Toenail: “So far, so good. It’s been 3 months and nail is looking clearer. I have filed my nail down to almost the nailbed in order to get the ciclopirox to the fungus. I clip out dead nail and fungus gunk every week when I remove the built up lacquer. I believe this has helped in the nail getting clearer. I really think this medicine is working. Will post again in 3 months.”

LexiLou January 25, 2017


For Onychomycosis, Toenail: “After 45 days I am very pleased with the product. Very quick results so far. Fingers crossed.”

Icanbench400 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 6, 2016

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