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(ciclopirox) 1 %
FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY
NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC, ORAL OR INTRAVAGINAL USE.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
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LOPROX® (ciclopirox) Shampoo 1% contains the synthetic antifungal agent, ciclopirox.
Each gram (equivalent to 0.96 mL) of LOPROX Shampoo contains 10 mg ciclopirox in a shampoo base consisting of Purified Water USP, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride USP, and Laureth-2.
LOPROX Shampoo (ciclopirox shampoo) is a colorless, translucent solution. The chemical name for ciclopirox is 6-cyclohexyl-1-hydroxy-4-methyl-2(1H)-pyridone, 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...
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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