ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS: Solution: 8%; Cream/lotion/gel: 0.77%; Shampoo: 1%

STORAGE: Ciclopirox should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F). Use or storage near heat or open flame should be avoided since the solution is flammable.

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.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2015

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