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Loprox Lotion

Loprox Lotion Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Loprox Lotion (ciclopirox) 0.77% is an antifungal medication 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. 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 Lotion is to gently massage into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice daily, 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. Do not use Loprox Lotion without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Loprox Lotion (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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Loprox Lotion in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 Lotion (Ciclopirox Lotion) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Loprox Lotion Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Burning, stinging, redness, or itching at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

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.

In the US -

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.

Read the entire patient information overview for Loprox Lotion (Ciclopirox Lotion)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Loprox Lotion FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

In the controlled clinical trial with 89 patients using LOPROX® Lotion (ciclopirox lotion) and 89 patients using the vehicle, the incidence of adverse reactions was low. Those considered possibly related to treatment or occurring in more than one patient were pruritus, which occurred in two patients using ciclopirox lotion and one patient using the lotion vehicle, and burning, which occurred in one patient using ciclopirox lotion.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Loprox Lotion (Ciclopirox Lotion) »

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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