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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 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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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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Im putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

Im 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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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. Oscar Novick
25 doctors shared insights

Loprox (Definition)

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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Penlac (Definition)

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