Generic name: Ciclopirox olamine.

Loprox is an antifungal. It destroys and prevents the growth of fungi. 

Quick Facts About Loprox


Used to treat fungal skin infections including: athlete’s foot; jock itch; fungal infection of non-hairy parts of the skin; candidiasis (yeast fungal infection of the skin, nails, mouth, vagina, and lungs); tinea versicolor (skin infection with brown or tan patches on the trunk).

Loprox Dosage

Use entire prescription even if symptoms subside. Notify your doctor if symptoms have not improved after 4 weeks. Shake lotion well before each use. Never use airtight coverings on the affected areas. For external use only, do not use in the eyes.

  • Usual adult dose: apply lotion or cream to affected area and surrounding skin 2 times per day, in the morning and night. Should see improvement after one week.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children under 10 years.
  • Missed dose: apply as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. In that case, do not apply missed dose; go back to regular schedule.

Loprox Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

no specific information available. However, if you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: rarely causes side effects.

Rare Loprox side effects: burning, itching, redness, worsening of infection symptoms.


No Loprox drug interactions reported.

No known food/other substance interactions.

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Not known if Loprox appears in breast milk.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children under 10 years.

  • If you experience irritation in the affected area, contact your doctor.
  • If sensitive to or allergic to this or similar medications, should not use.


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