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Loprox

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/21/2017
Loprox Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/21/2017

Loprox Gel (ciclopirox) 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, and the topical nail lacquer is used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails. Loprox Gel is available in generic form. Common side effects of Loprox Gel include application site reactions (burning, stinging, redness, itching, pain), dry skin, acne, rash, hair loss, eye pain, and facial swelling.

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.

Loprox Consumer Information

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 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 (Ciclopirox Gel)

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

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