Loprox Lotion (Ciclopirox Olamine) Medication

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Drug Description


Loprox Lotion is indicated for the treatment of skin infections, including athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. 

As an antifungal medication, Loprox Lotion works by inhibiting the growth of fungus on the skin. 

Uses and Dosage 

Read the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet of Loprox Lotion before initial use and with each prescription refill. For any questions or additional details, seek guidance from your doctor or pharmacist. 

Typically, Loprox Lotion is applied twice a day (morning and evening) on the affected skin and its surrounding area for 2 to 4 weeks. 

To properly apply this lotion: 

  1. Start by washing your hands. 
  2. Clean and dry the affected and surrounding skin areas. 
  3. Gently massage a small amount of lotion into the affected and surrounding skin areas as directed by your doctor. 
  4. Wash hands after applying the lotion unless the hands are being treated. 

Treated areas should not be covered with non-breathable bandages or dressing unless directed by your doctor. Loose-fitting cotton clothing should be worn during treatment. 

Exercise caution when applying this lotion to prevent contact with the eyes, nose, and inside of the mouth. If accidental contact occurs, rinse the area with plenty of water. 

To maximize the effectiveness of Loprox Lotion, use it exactly as directed at the same times each day. Do not use more or less of it or use it for longer than prescribed. 

Do not skip a dose of this medication, as doing so heightens the risk of further infection resistant to antifungal medicine.  

Complete the full prescribed course of this medication even if symptoms resolve within a few days. If the infection worsens or does not clear up in 4 weeks, consult your doctor. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects 

  • Mild burning, itching, or redness on the application site 

Inform your doctor if these common side effects persist or worsen. 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Atypical or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness, or irritation on the application site 

Stop the use of Loprox Lotion and call your doctor if serious side effects are experienced. 

Allergic Reactions 

Although rare, a severe allergic reaction to Loprox Lotion can occur. Seek immediate medical assistance if any of the following symptoms manifest: 

  • Hives 
  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling 

This list does not include all potential side effects of Loprox Lotion. Inform your doctor if you observe any effects not mentioned here. 


Before starting treatment with Loprox Lotion, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to ciclopirox or any of the inactive ingredients in this lotion. 

To ensure Loprox Lotion is safe for you, disclose to your doctor your medical background, especially if you have: 

  • Diabetes 
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder 
  • Weak immune system (due to a disease or certain medicines) 
  • A condition necessitating the use of steroid medication (including skin conditions or breathing disorders) 

Loprox Lotion is not usually affected by medication taken by mouth or administered via injection; however, drug interactions may still occur. To lower the potential for drug interactions, inform your doctor of your current or recent use of other medications, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek advice from their healthcare provider before using Loprox Lotion to assess its safety for them and their babies. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Ciclopirox Olamine





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