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Loprox® Cream
(ciclopirox) 0.77%

FOR DERMATOLOGIC USE ONLY
NOT FOR USE IN EYES

DRUG DESCRIPTION

LOPROX® Cream (ciclopirox) 0.77% is for topical use.

Each gram of LOPROX® Cream contains 7.70 mg of ciclopirox (as ciclopirox olamine) in a water miscible vanishing cream base consisting of Purified Water USP, Octyldodecanol NF, Mineral Oil USP, Stearyl Alcohol NF, Cocamide DEA, Polysorbate 60 NF, Myristyl Alcohol NF, Sorbitan Monostearate NF, Lactic Acid USP, and Benzyl Alcohol NF (1%) as preservative.

LOPROX® Cream (ciclopirox cream) contains a synthetic, broad-spectrum, antifungal agent ciclopirox (as ciclopirox olamine). The chemical name is 6-cyclohexyl-1 -hydroxy-4-methyl-2(1H)-pyridone, 2-aminoethanol salt.

The CAS Registry Number is 41621-49-2.

The chemical structure is:

LOPROX (ciclopirox) Structural Formula Illustration

LOPROX® Cream (ciclopirox cream) has a pH of 7.

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 may report side effects to FDA at...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/6/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.