ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox (cont.)

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DOSING: Ciclopirox is applied once or twice a day to affected areas depending on the condition being treated.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Use together with other medications for fungal infection is not recommended. Nail polish or other cosmetic products should not be used on the treated nails.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of ciclopirox in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: When applied to skin a very small amount of ciclopirox is absorbed into the body. It is not known whether ciclopirox is excreted in breast milk. Because of a potential for side effects in the nursing infant, the physician must weigh the potential benefits and possible risks before prescribing ciclopirox to nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of ciclopirox include redness around the nail bed and nail fold, itching, burning sensation of the skin and pain, dry skin, rash, acne, and hair loss.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 7/19/2012

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