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Overview

Ciclopirox

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Ciclopirox is a synthetic antifungal. It is used for dermatological treatment of conditions like superficial mycoses. It is applied topically on the skin. It functions by stopping the growth of fungus in the toenails and fingernails.

On using Ciclopirox you may experience side effects such as burning sensation, redness, swelling, irregular heartbeat, rash, dandruff, headache and skin problems. In case of severe reactions contact your health care provider right away.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if you have any of these following conditions. If you have allergies to any foods, medicines, substances, you have a history of organ transplant, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs and/or you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant anytime soon or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage for Ciclopirox should be prescribed by your doctor based on your condition. Before using this medication ensure to wash your hands and clean the affected area. Do not wrap the treated area with bandages or any piece of clothing. If the symptoms do not go away even after 4 weeks then notify your doctor immediately.

In addition to its intended effect, Ciclopirox may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Application site itching
Burning sensation
Skin redness.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Cicloxola gel is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Cicloxola gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Ciclopirox as ingredient
Apple Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sanofi India Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Ciclopirox for?
Fungal Infections
Dandruff
Other
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Application site itching
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi, Earlier, My scalp itches when I sweat or when I stepped out in the sun. But now the problem has worsened, it itches in normal conditions too. Please help.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Hi, Earlier, My scalp itches when I sweat or when I stepped out in the sun. But now the problem has worsened, it itch...
You are suffering from seboreic capitis. Try ciclopirox olamin shampoo 1.5%on alternate day for 3-4 months.

I'm suffering from Heavy Dandruff And I Apply Lemon on my Head And After I Bath that's Gone but after 2 days Dandruff Come again This time More How to Clear Dandruff completely from My Head What I Will Do For That.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I'm suffering from Heavy Dandruff And I Apply Lemon on my Head And After I Bath that's Gone
but after 2 days Dandruff...
Dandruff is a kind of skin disease and it will never go by applying anything externally.. Better take internal Homoeopathic treatment.. You can consult me through lybrate.. Till then take Kali Sulph 30 TDs...

I suffering with hair and I am able to see so much of dandruff. Could you please suggest me the best Anti dandruff shampoo and which should not cause hair fall.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Kolkata
I suffering with hair and I am able to see so much of dandruff. Could you please suggest me the best Anti dandruff sh...
Try ciclopirox olamin shampoo as it inhibits the dandruff formation with controlling growth of associated fungus but does not damage the hair shafts.
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I'm suffering hair fall with dandruff. Last 4 years .I'm 24 years old .last night 2-11-2018 .I'm consulted Doctor . She said my skull is spread soyasis problem. She told me. U have regrowth your present hair only .and she will give the treatment is HMlS treatment cost also Soo high. What can I do sir .I'm student.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I'm suffering hair fall with dandruff. Last 4 years .I'm 24 years old .last night 2-11-2018 .I'm consulted Doctor . S...
He best dandruff shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis. “Dandruff shampoos like Head and Shoulders contain Zinc Pyrithione, which prevents dandruff, stops the itch, and has anti-fungal.

Popular Health Tips

Care of nails

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Chennai
1.Trim the nails regularly. While trimming, try to trim nails straight rather than curving sharply at corners especially the great toe nails which are prone to start growing inwards at the sides and become painful.
2. Avoid biting nails or chewing nails.
3. Avoid cutting or pushing the part of skin sealing the space where the nail starts in fingers as they act as barriers to prevent infection.
4. Never rip or bite a small piece of skin next to finger nail or toenail
5. In old people with thick nails, it’s easier to cut the nails after soaking in water for 30 minutes.

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Nail Health

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Dip your gentle nails into warm and comfortable olive oil every once in a while for 15-20 minutes to make them hard.

Nail Health

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Nail Health

Dip your gentle nails into warm and olive oil every once in a while for 15-20 minutes to make them hard.

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To strengthen and shine nails, combine 2 tsp. Salt, 2 tsp. Castor oil, and 1 tsp. Wheat germ oil and mix thoroughly. Pour into bottle. Shake before using. To use, rub a small amount into your nails. Leave on 3-5 minutes and tissue off. Follow up with more plain castor oil, if desired.

Nail Psoriasis & its Management

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Belgaum
Nail Psoriasis & its Management

Many people who have psoriasis also experience changes in their fingernails or toenails. There are several treatments that can help.
Nail psoriasis is the term for the changes in your fingernails and toenails that occur as a result of having psoriasis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up to half of all people who have psoriasis will have nail psoriasis as well. While it's not a life-threatening condition, nail psoriasis can affect your quality of life, since it may cause you discomfort and affect your self-esteem, and it may also put you at greater risk of developing psoriatic arthritis. nail psoriasis can be helped with treatment.
How Psoriasis Affects the Nails
Nail psoriasis occurs because psoriasis affects the process of nail formation. People who have nail psoriasis usually have psoriasis on other parts of their body, such as the skin and joints. Rarely does someone have only psoriasis of the nails.
Symptoms of nail psoriasis vary but may include:
Discoloration of the nail to yellow brown
Pitting (holes) in the surface of the nails
Horizontal lines across the nails
White patches on the nails
Thickening of the nails
Nails that separate from the nail bed
Nail Psoriasis Treatment Options
Your treatment will depend on the type of nail psoriasis you have and how severe it is. If you have psoriasis that affects other parts of your body, the treatments your doctor recommends to alleviate those symptoms may also help your nail psoriasis.
In addition to following your doctor's recommendations involving treatment for nail psoriasis, there are other ways to take care of your nails:
Keep your nails trimmed as short as possible.
Wear gloves when you're working with your hands.
Wear shoes with plenty of room in them.
Avoid scrubbing or scraping underneath your nails.
Use gentle nail cleaning tools.
Soak your nails in tar bath oil mixed with water, then apply nail moisturizer.
If your nails are intact, consider using a nail hardener to improve their appearance.
Taking good care of your nails can minimize the effects of psoriasis associated nail changes.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT
• Education.
• Reassurance.
• Avoid exposure to cold.
• Moderate, warm climate is beneficial.
• Avoid undue stress.
• Diet: – Avoid fats, highly seasoned and salty dishes. High protein diet (cut down animal protein). coffee, soft Drinks.
• Maintain good hygiene.
• Hot bath in winter, drying and oiling.
• Avoid all factors which trigger psoriasis.
• Reduce stress levels through meditation and Yoga.
• Do not prick, peel or scratch skin. This may trigger psoriasis.
• After bath or wash pat dry the skin. Do not rub the towel vigorously on skin.
• After washing, pat the skin dry, don’t irritate it by rubbing vigorously.
• Opt for cotton clothes over synthetic ones.
• Take a well balanced diet including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains.
• Take a daily bath in warm water to soak off the scales.
• Try deep breathing and relaxation exercise to reduce stress.
• Do not take coffee, all animal fats, and processed foods.
• Don’t scratch or rub patches of thickened skin.
• Avoid harsh skin products and lotions that contain alcohol. They may dry the skin and make psoriasis worse.
• Keep your towel, clothes separate and clean.
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