Loprox

(ciclopirox)

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Treats fungal infections on nails, scalp, and skin.

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Loprox (ciclopirox) is a cheap, effective treatment for fungal infections that have not penetrated past the skin, but requires daily application for weeks to months to see an improvement.

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Quick facts about ciclopirox
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ciclopirox)

Upsides

  • Has few side effects compared to oral anti-fungal medications.
  • Easy to use and can be applied directly on the infected areas of the skin.
  • Safe to use for even people who have liver or kidney disease.
  • Available in cheap, generic version.
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Downsides

  • You might need to use Loprox (ciclopirox) for many months to treat your condition.
  • In cases where Loprox (ciclopirox) is used on nails, you might need to remove the medication with alcohol every 7 days.
  • Not the best treatment option for severe and complicated fungal infections.
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How it works

Loprox (ciclopirox) kills fungi by preventing essential nutrients to reach its cells.

Quick facts about ciclopirox
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ciclopirox)

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Dosage forms

  • Cream
  • Gel
  • Liquid
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
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What to expect when you take Loprox (ciclopirox) for Fungal nail infection

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  • Nail irritation
  • Redness around nails
  • Skin burning
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Risks and Warnings for Loprox (ciclopirox)

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  • Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and vagina. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Do not swallow Loprox (ciclopirox).

Common concerns from people taking Loprox (ciclopirox)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Safe to use for even people who have liver or kidney disease.