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Loprox Cream

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/21/2017
Loprox Cream Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/21/2017

Loprox Cream (ciclopirox) is an antifungal medication used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. Loprox shampoo is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (inflammatory skin condition) of the scalp. Loprox topical nail lacquer is used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails. Loprox Cream is available in generic form. Common side effects of Loprox Cream include:

  • burning,
  • stinging,
  • redness, or
  • itching at the application site.

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Loprox Cream including:

  • blistering,
  • swelling, or
  • oozing at the application site.

The recommended dose of Loprox Cream is to gently massage into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. Avoid using other topical products at the same time unless directed by your doctor. Other skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of Loprox topical formulations. Do not use nail polish, artificial nails, or other cosmetic nail products on the nails treated with Loprox topical nail lacquer. Other drugs may also interact with Loprox. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Loprox should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Loprox Cream (ciclopirox) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Loprox Cream Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using ciclopirox and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness, or irritation of treated skin; or
  • discoloration or other changes in the nails.

Less serious side effects may include mild burning, itching, or redness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Loprox Cream (Ciclopirox Cream)

Loprox Cream Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

In all controlled clinical studies with 514 patients using LOPROX® Cream and in 296 patients using the vehicle cream, the incidence of adverse reactions was low. This included pruritus at the site of application in one patient and worsening of the clinical signs and symptoms in another patient using ciclopirox cream and burning in one patient and worsening of the clinical signs and symptoms in another patient using the vehicle cream.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Loprox Cream (Ciclopirox Cream)

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© Loprox Cream Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Loprox Cream Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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