Loprox Lotion Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 4/27/2022
Loprox Lotion Side Effects Center

What Is Loprox Lotion?

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. Loprox shampoo is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (inflammatory skin condition) of the scalp. Loprox topical nail lacquer is used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails. Loprox Lotion is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Loprox Lotion?

Common side effects of Loprox Lotion include:

  • burning
  • stinging
  • redness, or
  • itching at the application site

Dosage for Loprox Lotion

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Loprox Lotion?

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.

Loprox Lotion During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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.


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Loprox Lotion Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness, or irritation of treated skin; or
  • discoloration or other changes in the nails.

Common 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)


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Loprox Lotion Professional Information


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)

© Loprox Lotion Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Loprox Lotion Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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