Loprox (Ciclopirox Olamine) is a prescription topical cream, gel and lotion used for the treatment of athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm and yeast infections. The Ciclopirox shampoo is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis. Ciclopirox belongs to the group of medications known as antifungals. This medication is an antifungal that works by stopping the growth of fungus. Loprox is also used to treat skin condition known as pityriasis, a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms and legs.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently has the brand Loprox cream from Turkey by Sanofi Aventis and Canada by Valeant. The Loprox lotion is available from Canada by Valeant and the Loprox shampoo comes from Canada by Stiefel. Loprox is available as 1 % cream or lotion and 1.50% shampoo.
The common side effects of Loprox may include burning, itching, redness or stinging at the application site. Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious but unlikely side effects including blistering, oozing or swelling at the application site.
A very serious allergic reaction to this medication is rare, talk to you doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction such as:
• Itching or swelling;
• Severe dizziness;
• Trouble breathing
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Loprox if you are allergic to Ciclopirox or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history. Loprox should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk.