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Specifically for athletes foot, can u use penlac (ciclopirox)?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Penlac (ciclopirox) is made to use on mycotic toenail not on the skin for athletes foot.

In brief: No
Penlac (ciclopirox) is made to use on mycotic toenail not on the skin for athletes foot.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not recommended
Penlac (ciclopirox) is an expensive medication.
The indication is for a fungal infection of the toenail. Even there, the success rate is very low. The package insert states about 8% so there are much better alternatives. Also, Penlac (ciclopirox) is prescritpion. One can obtain a over the counter medication at the local pharmacy.

In brief: Not recommended
Penlac (ciclopirox) is an expensive medication.
The indication is for a fungal infection of the toenail. Even there, the success rate is very low. The package insert states about 8% so there are much better alternatives. Also, Penlac (ciclopirox) is prescritpion. One can obtain a over the counter medication at the local pharmacy.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not indicated
Penlac (ciclopirox) is indicated for the treatment of nail fungus or onychomycosis.
While both caused by a fungus there are far better options for the treatment of athletes foot.

In brief: Not indicated
Penlac (ciclopirox) is indicated for the treatment of nail fungus or onychomycosis.
While both caused by a fungus there are far better options for the treatment of athletes foot.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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