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Dr. Donald Jacobson
36 doctors shared insights

Ciclopirox (Overview)

Ciclopirox is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Yes, it can be but..: Yes, it can be if being with bacteria; but, key rx for balanitis is still gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
36 doctors shared insights

Ciclopirox (Overview)

Ciclopirox is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?

Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?

Toenail mycosis: It is difficult to treat fungal infections of the toenails. If the medications failed, you might have to have the toenail removed to adequately treat the area. Lamisil may work, so see a podiatrist for the prescription and advice. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect from this loprox?

Is there any side effect from this loprox?

Ciclopirox: A topical antifungal. It may cause dry skin, allergic reactions, but no serious systemic side-effects have been noted as a result of topical application. ...Read more

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Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Yes, it can be but..: Yes, it can be if being with bacteria; but, key rx for balanitis is still gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ciclopirox cream over the counter?

Is it possible to get ciclopirox cream over the counter?

No: Ciclopirox is a generic prescription medication available in a number of different forms. Doctors commonly prescribe the cream form of ciclopirox for the treatment of infections caused by fungus. ...Read more

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Can i get ciclopirox olamine cream over the counter?

Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list. ...Read more

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Ciclopirox drug completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures......How true is this?

Ciclopirox drug completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures......How true is this?

Maybe, but...: It's possible that it does, at least according to the press release that got so much attention. Then again, lots of things kill hiv...Soap and water, for example. What we need is something that extracts HIV dna from human dna. I doubt that this toenail cream can do that! ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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