Loprox skin Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Loprox skin Cream comes with a composition of ciclopirox olamine 1% is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis tinea versicolor, a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs. This medication is used to treat minor fungal and yeast infections of the skin, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. This medication may not work well for infections on the nails, for areas of very thick skin such as, palms of hands or soles of feet, or for persistent or frequent infections. Oral drugs may be needed for these cases. Discuss with your doctor for more details. Loprox skin cream is an antifungal agent that works by stopping the growth of fungus.

How to use Loprox Cream

Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of the medication to the affected area and gently rub into the skin, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover or bandage the area unless told to do so by your doctor. Wash your hands before and after applying the medication. Avoid getting the medicine in your eyes, nose or mouth. If you do, rinse with plenty of water. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. It may take one to two weeks of treatment to notice an improvement. Continue to use this medication for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may not cure the infection, allowing the fungus to return.

Cautions before use Loprox Cream

Before using Loprox,skin cream tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of persistent or frequent fungal skin infections or infections over a large area of skin, toenail or fingernail infections.
Before using Loprox skin cream, tell your doctor if you

  • People who have diabetes
  • People who are immune suppressed have received an organ transplant
  • People who have AIDS
  • Take medication to control epilepsy or another seizure disorder;
  • Use a topical corticosteroid on a regular basis; or
  • Use a steroid inhaler on a regular basis.

Loprox Cream Side Effects

The side effects, which may occur using Loprox skin cream, are as follows:

  • Extreme Dizziness
  • Allergic rashes
  • Swelling ankles and feet
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Stinging or redness
  • Vision Problems

Loprox Cream Reactions and Overdose

Before using this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist about all prescribed and nonprescribed or herbal products you are using as it may cause reactions with them.
Loprox skin cream may be harmful if swallowed. If overdose or swallowing is suspected the patient should be taken to the medical center immediately.


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