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Loprox Lotion is an antifungal medication used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections.
Loprox Lotion contains 1% Ciclopirox Olmaine. It is for dermatologic use only and is not for oral use. It works by preventing certain types of fungus from growing and reproducing and can be used for topical application. Loprox Lotion is typically used to treat fungal infections of the skin.
Use and Dosage
Loprox Lotion should be applied into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. It should be applied as directed by a healthcare provider and continued for the full course of treatment, even if symptoms have improved.
The recommended procedure for using Loprox Lotion (ciclopirox lotion) is to gently massage it into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
- Wash the affected and surrounding skin areas with warm water and mild soap and pat dry.
- Shake the bottle well before use.
- Apply a thin layer of the lotion to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin until it is thoroughly absorbed.
- Repeat the same process to all affected areas of the skin.
- Wash your hands with soap and water after applying the lotion unless you are treating your hands with it.
- The lotion should be applied twice daily, in the morning and evening, for the prescribed duration of treatment.
Loprox Lotion should not be used on open wounds or broken skin, and should be avoided in contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth. The instructions provided by the healthcare provider or on the package insert when using Loprox Lotion.
Avoid using other topical medications on the same area without first consulting a healthcare professional. Additionally, Loprox Lotion should not be used in the eyes or ingested. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for further instructions on how to use Loprox Lotion safely and effectively.
Common Side Effects of Loprox Lotion (Ciclopirox Olmaine):
- Itching at the application site
Serious Side Effects of Loprox Lotion (Ciclopirox Olmaine):
- Serious allergic reaction to the lotion is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble breathing
Forms and Strength
Loprox Lotion (Ciclopirox Olmaine) is available in the following forms and strength:
Loprox Lotion: Lotion
- Allergic reactions: individuals who are allergic to any of the ingredients in the lotion should avoid using it.
- Contact with eyes, nose, or mouth: the lotion should not come into contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Skin irritation: some individuals may experience skin irritation, redness, or itching after using the lotion.
- Interactions with other medications: individuals should inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are taking before using Loprox Lotion.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should consult their healthcare provider before using Loprox Lotion.
- Use on open wounds: the lotion should not be used on open wounds or broken skin.
- Avoid use on the face or genital area: Loprox Lotion should not be used on the face or genital area unless directed by a healthcare provider.
- Effectiveness: Loprox Lotion may not be effective for all types of fungal infections or skin conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Loprox Lotion be used on open wounds or broken skin?
Loprox Lotion should not be used on open wounds or broken skin.
How long does it take for Loprox Lotion to work?
The length of time it takes for Loprox Lotion to work may vary depending on the severity of the infection and individual response. Improvement may be seen within the first few days of treatment but continue using the lotion as directed.
Can Loprox Lotion be used to treat nail fungus?
Loprox Lotion is not indicated for the treatment of nail fungus.
Is a prescription required to purchase Loprox Lotion?
Yes, Loprox Lotion requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.
Can Loprox Lotion be used in children?
Loprox Lotion may be used in children under the supervision of a healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Loprox Lotion from verified Canadian pharmacy.