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LOPROX® Lotion (ciclopirox lotion) is indicated for the topical treatment of the following dermal infections: tinea pedis, tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, and Microsporum canis; cutaneous candidiasis (moniliasis) due to Candida albicans; and tinea (pityriasis) versicolor due to Malassezia furfur.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Gently massage LOPROX® Lotion (ciclopirox lotion) into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. Clinical improvement with relief of pruritus and other symptoms usually occurs within the first week of treatment. If a patient shows no clinical improvement after four weeks of treatment with LOPROX® Lotion (ciclopirox lotion) the diagnosis should be redetermined. Patients with tinea versicolor usually exhibit clinical and mycological clearing after two weeks of treatment.
Loprox® Lotion (ciclopirox) 0.77% is supplied in 30 ml bottles (NDC 99207-008-30), 60 ml bottles (NDC 99207-008-60).
Bottle space provided to allow for vigorous shaking before each use.
Store between 5º - 25ºC (41º - 77ºF).
Prescribing Information as of September 2001. Manufactured for: MEDICIS, The Dermatology Company® Scottsdale, AZ 85258. By: West Pharmaceutical Services Lakewood, Inc. Lakewood, NJ 08701. FDA Rev date: 3/26/2003
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/6/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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