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LOPROX® Gel (ciclopirox) 0.77% contains a synthetic antifungal agent, ciclopirox. It is intended for topical dermatologic use only.
Each gram of LOPROX® Gel contains 7.70 mg of ciclopirox in a gel consisting of Purified Water USP, Isopropyl Alcohol USP, Octyldodecanol NF, Dimethicone Copolyol 190, Carbomer 980, Sodium Hydroxide NF, and Docusate Sodium USP.
LOPROX® Gel (ciclopirox gel) is a white, slightly fluid gel.
The chemical name for ciclopirox is 6-cyclohexyl-1-hydroxy-4-methyl-2(1H)- pyridinone, with the empirical formula C12H17NO2 and a molecular weight of 207.27. The CAS Registry Number is [29342-05-0]. The chemical structure is:
What are the possible side effects of ciclopirox topical (Loprox, Penlac Nail Lacquer)?
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...
What are the precautions when taking ciclopirox gel (Loprox Gel)?
Before using ciclopirox, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
Before having surgery, tell your doctors or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/5/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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