ciclopirox cream - topical, Loprox (cont.)
HOW TO USE: 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.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after two to four weeks of treatment.
SIDE EFFECTS: Itching, burning, stinging or redness may occur when this medication is first applied to the skin. These should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if blistering, swelling or oozing occurs.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using ciclopirox, 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/frequent fungal skin infections or infections over a large area of skin, toenail/fingernail infections.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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