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Ciclopirox (Topical)

Brand Names : Loprox, Penlac Nail Lacquer

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Category
  • Antifungal, topical
Description

Ciclopirox (sye-kloe-PEER-ox) is used to treat infections caused by fungus. It works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth.

Ciclopirox cream, gel, or lotion are applied to the skin to treat:

  • ringworm of the body (tinea corporis);
  • ringworm of the foot (tinea pedis; athlete's foot);
  • ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris; jock itch);
  • ôsun fungus'" (tinea versicolor; pityriasis versicolor); and
  • certain other fungus infections, such as Candida (Monilia) infections.

Ciclopirox gel may also be applied to the scalp to treat seborrheic dermatitis.

Ciclopirox topical solution (nail lacquer) is applied to the nails to treat ringworm of the nails (tinea unguium).

Ciclopirox is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

    Topical
  • Cream (U.S. and Canada)
  • Gel (U.S.)
  • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Topical Solution (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Loprox
  • Penlac Nail Lacquer

In Canada -

  • Loprox

   

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Ciclopirox: Before Using



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