Compare ciclopirox vs. Selsun

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Loprox
(Ciclopirox)

Selsun
(Selenium Sulfide)

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Side effects
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How it works
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Type of medication
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Available as
ciclopiroxSelsun
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Liquid
  • Shampoo
  • Shampoo
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Onychomycosis due to dermatophyte (Mild to Moderate)
  • Dandruff Pityriasis versicolor Seborrheic dermatitis of scalp
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
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BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
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Downsides and risks
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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