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Question:

Does Penlac (ciclopirox) work better than Jublia (efinaconazole) in clearing my toenail fungus?

Answer:

Yes
MedHead Confidence Score: 3
Amount Saved: $600 price of Jublia compared to generic ciclopirox post
Med-O-Meter

3

MedHead Message:

If you’re looking for topical treatments for toenail fungus ONLY, then penlac (ciclopirox) seems to have better cure rates than Jublia (efinaconazole) according to a Cochrane review of these two medications. Jublia costs over $600, while penlac costs about $20. Save the money and get a pedicure every month for 15 months!

References:

1. Foley K, Gupta AK, Versteeg S, Mays R, Villanueva E, John D. Topical and device‐based treatments for fungal infections of the toenails. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012093. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012093.pub2. 2. https://www.goodrx.com/penlac. Accessed 8/31/20. 3. https://www.goodrx.com/jublia. Accessed 8/31/20.

 

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