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Ciclopiroxum is an antifungal medicine used to treat several skin infections. This medicine may not work well in areas with thick skin like the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands.

Ciclopiroxum is used to treat yeast skin infections and fungal infections such as ringworms, athlete's foot, jock itch and other skin disorders. Ciclopiroxum is distributed under the brand names Loprox, Stieprox, Batrafen and Penlac.

Follow the instructions included in the package. Clean and dry the affected area before applying the medicine. Wash your hands with soap and water before applying the solution. Apply the medicine twice a day or as prescribed by your doctor. If possible, do not cover the affected area with a bandage unless told to do so by your doctor.

It will take two weeks or more before you see any improvement. Continue using the medication as prescribed by the doctor even if the symptoms disappear. Stopping the medication before the end of the prescribed period may allow the infection to return. Visit your doctor if there are no signs of improvement after several weeks of treatment.

Some of the common side effects include redness or stinging, pruritus and burning sensation on the applied area of the skin. These side effects are temporary and will disappear after a few days of treatment. If any of the side effects continue or become worse, immediately consult your doctor.

There are rare cases of serious side effects such as rashes, skin edema, pruritus, trouble breathing, and dizziness. If serious side effects occur, seek immediate medical attention.

Before taking Ciclopiroxum, inform your doctor if you have allergies to the medicine or other medicaments. Tell your doctor all the prescribed and non-prescribed medicaments that you are using in order to determine if any of the medicaments will interact with this medication. You must also inform your doctor if you have any fungal skin infections, immune system disorders, fingernails infections and toenail infections.

This medication shall only be used by pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers if badly needed. For safety reasons, a consultation with a doctor is necessary.

Ciclopiroxum is a prescribed medication and is given based on the type of infection you have. Do not use the medication for other skin infections unless you have consulted your doctor. Ciclopiroxum should not be shared with others even with the same type of infection.

While under treatment, you must always clean and dry the affected area of the skin so as to get the full benefit of the medicine. Avoid wearing shoes or tight leggings on the infected area to avoid the growth of fungus.

After applying the medication, avoid contact with your eyes, nose and ears. Wash your hands thoroughly after application of the medication. Ciclopiroxum is for external use only and should be stored in a safe place away from children's reach.

Ciclopiroxum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of ciclopiroxum

• Molecular formula of ciclopiroxum is C12H17NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 6-cyclohexyl-1-hydroxy-4-methyl-pyridin-2-one
• Molecular weight is 207.269 g/mol
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