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General Information on Ciclopirox

Generic Name : Ciclopirox

Pronunciation : sye kloe PEER ox

Latest prescription information about Ciclopirox. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Fungicides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ciclopirox

Why is Ciclopirox Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal, prescribed for skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, yeast infections and seborrheic dermatitis (inflammatory skin condition). It prevents fungal growth.  

When should Ciclopirox not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ciclopirox?

Adult: Topical Seborrhoeic dermatitis as 1% shampoo: Apply twice weekly.
Nail fungal infections as 8% lacquer: Apply once daily.
Skin fungal infections as 0.77% cream/gel/suspension/solution/powder. Apply twice daily.

How should Ciclopirox be taken?

It comes as a lotion or cream; apply topically, once or twice daily.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ciclopirox?

Caution needed for patients with history of diabetes.

Special attention for children, pregnancy, and lactation.

Do not use it for eyes.

Do not take this medication internally.

Avoid the use of occlusive wrappings or dressings.

What are the side effects of Ciclopirox?

  Local:Itching, redness, burning sensation, headache, rash, irritation, dryness, pain at the affected area, discoloration in nails.

What are the other precautions for Ciclopirox?

Use the medication for the full treatment time.

What are the storage conditions for Ciclopirox?

Store it at room temperature and in airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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ElishaJ

So where can I buy Ciclopirox cream?, it looks like its not available in Ugandan pharmacies.

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