Loprox Cream (Ciclopirox Olamine) Customer Reviews

Loprox Cream

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Ciclopirox topical solution is prescribed in conjunction with routine nail trimming to address fungal infections affecting the fingernails and toenails. These infections commonly manifest as nail discoloration, splitting, and discomfort. As a member of the antifungal medication class, ciclopirox operates by inhibiting the growth of nail fungus, effectively curbing its progression and promoting healing.

Uses and Dosage

Ciclopirox is available as a solution intended for application to the nails and the surrounding skin, including the area underneath the nails. The typical frequency of application is once a day. To ensure consistent usage, apply ciclopirox around the same time daily, preferably at bedtime.

Utilize ciclopirox strictly as directed, avoiding excessive or insufficient usage beyond the prescribed regimen.

Ciclopirox is intended to ameliorate nail conditions related to fungal infections; however, it may not completely eradicate the nail fungus. Visible improvements in the nail condition may take up to six months or more to manifest. For optimal results, continue using ciclopirox daily according to the given instructions and refrain from discontinuing its use without consulting a doctor.

During the treatment period, maintaining regular nail trimming is crucial for the efficacy of ciclopirox topical solution. Before commencing treatment and every week thereafter, eliminate any loose nail or nail material using a nail clipper or file. The doctor will demonstrate the proper technique for this process.

When applying ciclopirox topical solution, exercise caution to limit its application solely to the nails and the skin surrounding and under them. Avoid contact with other skin areas and refrain from applying the solution near sensitive regions like the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.

To preserve the integrity of the treatment, refrain from using nail polish or other cosmetic nail products on nails being treated with ciclopirox topical solution.

After applying ciclopirox topical solution, abstain from bathing, showering, or swimming for at least 8 hours to allow the medication to take effect properly.

Exercise caution with ciclopirox topical solution, as it may be flammable. Avoid using this medication in close proximity to heat sources or open flames, such as cigarettes.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • redness at the place where you applied ciclopirox

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • irritation, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing at the place where you applied ciclopirox
  • pain at the affected nail(s) or surrounding area
  • discoloration or change in shape of nail(s)
  • ingrown nail(s)


Prior to utilizing ciclopirox, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any known allergies to this medication or other substances. This product might also contain inactive ingredients that could trigger allergic reactions or other adverse effects.

Before commencing treatment, ensure that you share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are pregnant, the use of this medication should be considered only when absolutely necessary. Have a comprehensive discussion with your doctor regarding the potential risks and benefits associated with its use during pregnancy.

Regarding breastfeeding, it is currently unclear whether this medication is excreted into breast milk. Consulting your doctor before breastfeeding while using ciclopirox is advised.

Form and Strength

Loprox Cream is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Loprox Cream cream:

    • 1%


How do I know if my toenail fungus is healing?

If the treatment is working, you should see a new healthy nail start to grow from the base of the nail over the course of a few months.

How long does it take to see results from Loprox Cream?

It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve after using Loprox Cream.


  1. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/skin-hair-and-nails/fungal-nail-infection#:~:text=If%20the%20treatment%20is%20working,can%20be%20gradually%20clipped%20away
  2. https://www.lancastergeneralhealth.org/healthwise-library/healthwise-article?documentId=d01272a1#:~:text=It%20may%20take%20up%20to,or%20if%20they%20get%20worse
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  4. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8555-433/loprox-as-olamine-topical/ciclopirox-topical/details
  5. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a604021.html
  6. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/loprox.html

Additional information

Generic name:

Ciclopirox Olamine





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