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The patient should be told the following:
- Use LOPROX® Gel (ciclopirox gel) as directed by the physician. Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. LOPROX® Gel (ciclopirox gel) is for external use only.
- Use the medication for fungal infections for the full treatment time even though symptoms may have improved, and notify the physician if there is no improvement after 4 weeks.
- A transient burning/stinging sensation may be felt. This may occur in approximately 15% to 20% of cases, when LOPROX® Gel (ciclopirox gel) is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.
- Inform the physician if the area of application shows signs of increased irritation or possible sensitization (redness with itching, burning, blistering, swelling, and/or oozing).
- Avoid the use of occlusive dressings.
- Do not use this medication for any disorder other than that for which it is prescribed.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/21/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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