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Loprox Cream Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Loprox Cream (ciclopirox) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. The shampoo is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (inflammatory skin condition) of the scalp. The topical nail lacquer is used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails. It is an antifungal medication. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include burning, stinging, redness, or itching 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.
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Loprox Cream in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Serious side effects of ciclopirox topical use are not expected to occur. Stop using ciclopirox topical and contact your doctor if you experience unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness, or irritation of the skin or discoloration or other changes in the nails.
Mild burning, itching, or redness may occur with use of ciclopirox topical shampoo.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Loprox Cream Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: blistering/swelling/oozing at the application site.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Loprox Cream FDA Prescribing 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.
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