- What is ciclopirox, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for ciclopirox?
- Is ciclopirox available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for ciclopirox?
- What are the side effects of ciclopirox?
- What is the dosage for ciclopirox?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with ciclopirox?
- Is ciclopirox safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about ciclopirox?
What is ciclopirox, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Ciclopirox is a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that inhibits the growth of dermatophytes, a type of fungus that grows on the skin, hair, and nails. When applied to skin a very small percentage is absorbed into the body. It was approved for use in the U.S. by the FDA in December 1999.
What brand names are available for ciclopirox?
Is ciclopirox available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for ciclopirox?
What are the side effects of ciclopirox?
Side effects of ciclopirox include:
- redness around the nail bed and nail fold,
- burning sensation of the skin,
- dry skin,
- acne, and
- hair loss.
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