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Loprox Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Loprox Gel (ciclopirox) is 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, and the topical nail lacquer is used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails. It is an antifungal medication. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include burning, stinging, redness, or itching at the application site.
Gently massage a dose of Loprox Gel into the affected areas and surrounding skin twice daily, in the morning and evening immediately after cleaning or washing the areas to be treated. Interdigital tinea pedis and tinea corporis should be treated for 4 weeks. Loprox Gel may interact with other topical products used at the same time. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Loprox Gel should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Loprox Gel (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.
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Loprox 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.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Loprox (Ciclopirox Gel)
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Loprox Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
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 (Ciclopirox Gel)
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Loprox FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
In clinical trials, 140 (39%) of 359 subjects treated with LOPROX® Gel (ciclopirox gel) reported adverse experiences, irrespective of relationship to test materials, which resulted in 8 subjects discontinuing treatment. The most frequent experience reported was skin burning sensation upon application, which occurred in approximately 34% of seborrheic dermatitis patients and 7% of tinea pedis patients. Adverse experiences occurring between 1% to 5% were contact dermatitis and pruritus. Other reactions that occurred in less than 1% included dry skin, acne, rash, alopecia, pain upon application, eye pain, and facial edema.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Loprox (Ciclopirox Gel)
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