The antifungal agent ciclopirox is used as a topical treatment for superficial mycosis. It works best against Tinea versicolor. The drug is marketed internationally under several brand names. Olamine ciclopirox is a broad-spectrum, synthetic antifungal agent with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
How does it work:
Pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes discoloration of the skin of the arms, legs, neck, chest, and chest, can also be treated with this medication. Cyclopirox works by preventing the growth of fungi.
Applications Or where it is used:
Athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm are fungal skin infections which this medication can effectively treat. Additionally, this medication is used to treat a skin infection called pityriasis (tinea versicolor).
How to use:
Topical ointments such as Ciclodan are used to treat skin infections. This medicine prevents fungal growth on the skin. It can cause mild burning, itching, and redness.
Dosage of usage:
Ciclopirox Olamine Cream USP should be applied twice daily, in the morning and evening, to the affected area. Trichophyton rubrum causes mild to moderate onychomycosis of fingernails and toenails without lunula involvement in immunocompetent individuals. This topical medication can be used together with a comprehensive management program for the treatment involving removal of infected nails by a health care professional in addition to trimming of the nails every week.
It can be applied topically to treat seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.
Adults and Adolescents >= 16 years: Apply roughly 1 teaspoon (5 ml) to the scalp after wetting the hair. A maximum of 10 ml can be applied to long hair. Lather and then leave on head for 3 minutes. Rinse well. The treatment should be repeated twice weekly for a total of four weeks, with a minimum of three days between applications.
Warnings and precautions while using this product:
When a patient experience increased irritation (redness, blistering, swelling, itching, burning, or oozing), they should contact their physician. If signs of sensitization or irritation occur, the treatment should be stopped and the appropriate therapy initiated. The use of ciclopirox topical solution in diabetes patients or those with diabetic neuropathy has not been studied. Considering the possibility that the health care professional will remove the unattached, infected nail and the patient will trim it should be considered carefully before prescribing ciclopirox topical solution to such patients. Cirlopirox topical should not be used on the eyes, oral cavity, or intravaginally. The topical solution of ciclopirox is intended for use on nails and adjacent skin only. Use of occlusive dressings or wrappings with ciclopirox is not recommended.