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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. Julie Abbott
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Ciclopirox (Definition)

Ciclopirox is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more


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Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

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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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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What is the definition or description of: Penlac allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Penlac allergy?

Penlac allergy: Penlac (Ciclopirox) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/penlac. Html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loprox allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Loprox allergy?

Loprox allergy: Loprox (Ciclopirox) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/loprox-cream. Html ...Read more

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Has anyone had success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment?

Has anyone had success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment?

Penlac (ciclopirox): It has a success rate of 6-8%. I haven't seen anyone in my practice with any success. ...Read more

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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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Is ciclopirox olamine cream ok for my nose?

Is ciclopirox olamine cream ok for my nose?

It depends: Ciclopirox cream is used to treat infections caused by fungus, and therefore may be used to treat ringworm, candida, tinea versicolor and possibly seborrheic dermatitis. So, while it would likely be safe to use this cream if may not be helpful. See a dermatologist to determine the possibly cause of your condition. Once a diagnosis is made then a proper treatment can be prescribed. ...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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I'm putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

I'm putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

Why do that: It is a shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. How about consulting a dermatologist? ...Read more

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Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Begin at lowest cost: OTC generic miconazole and clotrimazole are least expensive and usually work the same as the products you submit. Ventillate feet, never wear sox in bed. ...Read more

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Are there any foot creams that are similar to the prescription cream ciclopirox?

Are there any foot creams that are similar to the prescription cream ciclopirox?

Several: Most all of the over-the-counter antifungals work equally well. Clotrimazole and Miconazole are two of the more well-known generics. ...Read more

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Specifically for athletes foot, can u use penlac (ciclopirox)?

No: Penlac (ciclopirox) is made to use on mycotic toenail not on the skin for athletes foot. ...Read more

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Had pitting on a nail and now it looks like its detaching. Doc gave me ciclopirox topical solution but it hasn't helped. What should I do? What can it be

Depends: Nail pitting can be seen in psoriasis and patients can sometimes lose a nail as a result. Ciclopirox is a topical antifungal medicine and won't do anything unless your problem is due to a fungus. Having a dermatologist look at you will help determine what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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Could the ciclopirox topical solution help get rid of yellow nails?

No: If the nail changes you have are fungal related then almost always need a course of oral anti-fungals. See your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any natural cure for serborrhea around the nose and eyebrows besides ciclopirox?

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is useful for various skin disorders such as dermatitis, seborrhea, dandruff. Typically used in a diluted solution and applied to affected area twice a day provided there is no active and untreated skin infection of the area. ...Read more

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Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Partial effect: Penlac works only in 8 per cent of people treated and Lamisil (terbinafine) works in about 58 per cent of people who take a 3 month course. For toenails the effect requires one year for the new nail and 6 months for fingernails. Fingeranils require too months of treatment. Laser is an we option for nail fungus although there are no long term results. ...Read more

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Can the use of loprox (ciclopirox) cream on the face to treat tinea v cause breakouts?

Can the use of loprox (ciclopirox) cream on the face to treat tinea v cause breakouts?

Tinea Versicolor: Most people use anti-fungal creams, lotions or shampoos to treat their tinea versicolor symptoms. Some of these include selenium sulfide (selsun), ciclopirox (loprox) and ketoconazole (nizoral). The selsun lotion (2.5 percent) works well as a tinea versicolor remedy. Loprox comes in a cream, gel or lotion. And Nizoral is available as a shampoo and cream. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region (ketocanzole 2%, ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?

Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region (ketocanzole 2%, ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole is my preference. Apply 2x/day for 1-2 weeks, and then you can use a couple of times/week as maintenance/prevention. Short term use of 1% hydrocortisone cream 1-2/x day can be used for a few days also to minimize redness and irritation. Don't use hydrocortisone frequently due to side effects, including the thinning of the skin in this area. ...Read more

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How long does in take for toenail fungus to go away? (I'm using penlac (ciclopirox) 8%) I've been using it inconsistently since late 2013 but it hasn't all gone.

If you read the: Package insert of penlac (ciclopirox) the success rate by the companies own standards is very small. If you are applying it inconsistently, hat percentage dramatically lowers.
Nails grown on the rate of like one mm per month, so you won't see nail clearing for approximately three months, l, ...Read more

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Okay to use hair products when I am on loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes.: You can use any hair products you like while using loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo. ...Read more

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For over 4yrs I have taken a full course of sporanox (itraconazole) and applied daktarin tinkcha, am now using ciclopirox to treat my fingernail fungus?

For over 4yrs I have taken a full course of sporanox (itraconazole) and applied daktarin tinkcha, am now using ciclopirox to treat my fingernail fungus?

Sample to lab.: Nail fungus can be very difficult to cure 100%. You may want a doctor to test the nail by taking a sample and sending it to a lab to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, if 4 years of antifungals did not work to improve the nails. ...Read more

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Does penlac (ciclopirox) or tea trea oil cure toenail or foot fungus?

In some cases: These are common treatments/suggestions for nail fungus. In order for either of these to have a chance of succeeding, you have to be aggressive with keeping the nails thinned as much as possible, removing all loose nail debris and using the topical as instructed. If you are not aggressive, your chances are not good. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is loprox (ciclopirox) cream ok to use on my mild to oily skin on face to treat tinea versicolor or is the gel version better?

Is loprox (ciclopirox) cream ok to use on my mild to oily skin on face to treat tinea versicolor or is the gel version better?

Not much difference: The 3 topical formulations (gel, cream, lotion) available offer little difference for skin type...They just feel a bit different during application because of different consistency, but otherwise they all dry out relatively quickly and thus probably won't make much of a difference for you. So whatever you have/got, give it a try. U probably have more than just on face? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse. Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse? Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil!

Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse. Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse? Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil!

Occlusion is bad: Anything that occludes evaporation on the skin is bad for tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. Best to use products without oils like a water soluble cream. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream [over the counter] may help. Sometimes systemic antifungal therapy, prescribed by your doc, is needed. Make sure you wash towels in hot water and if possible bleach. This infection is spread on clothing & towels. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Penlac (Definition)

Penlac is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Loprox (Definition)

Loprox is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more