Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Ciclopirox
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer is a synthetic antifungal. It is used for dermatological treatment of conditions like superficial mycoses. It is applied topically on the skin. It functions by stopping the growth of fungus in the toenails and fingernails.

Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer is primarily prescribed to treat tinea pedis (athlete's foot), tinea cruris (jock itch), tinea corporis (ringworm), cutaneous candidiasis, and tinea versicolor (pityriasis). Avoid contact with eyes; if sensitivity or irritation occurs, discontinue use.

On using Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer you may experience side effects such as burning sensation, redness, swelling, irregular heartbeat, rash, dandruff, headache and skin problems. In case of severe reactions contact your health care provider right away.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if you have any of these following conditions. If you have allergies to any foods, medicines, substances, you have a history of organ transplant, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs and/or you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant anytime soon or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage for Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer should be prescribed by your doctor based on your condition. Before using this medication ensure to wash your hands and clean the affected area. Do not wrap the treated area with bandages or any piece of clothing. If the symptoms do not go away even after 4 weeks then notify your doctor immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Derma before using this medicine.

The primary use of this medication is as follows:

Side effects that can occur because of consuming this medication are:

  • Application Site Itching

  • Burning Sensation

  • Skin Redness

  • Irritation

  • Pain

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found or established.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medication is used as a topical dermatological and antifungal treatment. However, the mechanism of action of the medication is not well understood, although the loss of functionality for certain peroxidase and catalase enzymes may lead to the benefits of the drug.

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About Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer
What are the uses of Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer
What are the contraindications of Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer ?
What are the side effects of Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer ?
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What are the substitutes for Onylac 8% Nail Lacquer ?
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