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Loprox Shampoo

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Loprox Shampoo

Loprox® Shampoo
(ciclopirox) 1 %

FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY
NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC, ORAL OR INTRAVAGINAL USE.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

DRUG DESCRIPTION

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:

LOPROX ciclopirox) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of ciclopirox topical?

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...

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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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