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The patient should be instructed to:
- Use LOPROX Shampoo (ciclopirox shampoo) as directed by the physician. Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. LOPROX Shampoo (ciclopirox shampoo) is for external use on the scalp only. Do not swallow.
- Use the medication for seborrheic dermatitis for the full treatment time even though symptoms may have improved. Notify the physician if there is no improvement after 4 weeks.
- Inform the physician if the area of application shows signs of increased irritation (redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing) indicative of possible allergic reaction.
- Not use the medication for any disorder other than that for which it is prescribed.
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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