Loprox Shampoo

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 (Loprox, Penlac Nail Lacquer)?

Serious side effects of ciclopirox topical use are not expected to occur. Stop using ciclopirox topical and contact your doctor if you experience unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness, or irritation of the skin or discoloration or other changes in the nails.

Mild burning, itching, or redness may occur with use of ciclopirox topical shampoo.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You...

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Loprox Shampoo Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Loprox, Penlac Nail Lacquer

Generic Name: ciclopirox topical (Pronunciation: sye kloe PEER ox)

  • What is ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • What are the possible side effects of ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • How should I use ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • What should I avoid while using ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • What other drugs will affect ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?

Ciclopirox is an antifungal medication. Ciclopirox topical prevents fungus from growing.

Ciclopirox topical cream and lotion formulations are used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. Ciclopirox shampoo is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (inflammatory skin condition) of the scalp. Ciclopirox topical nail lacquer is used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails.

Ciclopirox topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?

Serious side effects of ciclopirox topical use are not expected to occur. Stop using ciclopirox topical and contact your doctor if you experience unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness, or irritation of the skin or discoloration or other changes in the nails.

Mild burning, itching, or redness may occur with use of ciclopirox topical shampoo.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about ciclopirox topical (Loprox Shampoo)?

Avoid getting ciclopirox topical in the eyes, nose, or mouth.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate (occlusive dressings) on areas treated with ciclopirox cream or lotion, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing (preferably cotton).

Use ciclopirox topical nail lacquer on nails and immediately surrounding skin only.

Ciclopirox topical nail lacquer is flammable, keep it away from heat and flame.

Use ciclopirox topical for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed however, it is important to use the medication for the full amount of time.

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