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Loprox Shampoo

Generic name: ciclopirox

What is Loprox?

Loprox Shampoo is a prescription medicine used on the scalp to treat adults with a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis.

It is not known if Loprox Shampoo is safe and effective in children under 16 years of age.

What is the most important information I should know about Loprox?

Loprox Shampoo is for use on the scalp only. Do not get Loprox Shampoo in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Loprox?

Before using Loprox Shampoo, tell your doctor if you:

  • have any other medical conditions.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Loprox Shampoo will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Loprox Shampoo passes into your breast milk.
  • are taking prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I use Loprox?

  • Use Loprox Shampoo exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.
  • Wash your hair using Loprox Shampoo 2 times each week for 4 weeks. There should be at least 3 days between each time you use Loprox Shampoo.
  • Use Loprox Shampoo for 4 weeks even if your skin condition improves.
  • Tell your doctor if your scalp condition is not getting better after you have used Loprox Shampoo for 4 weeks.
  • Do not swallow Loprox Shampoo.

How should I apply Loprox Shampoo?

  • Wet your hair and apply approximately 1 teaspoon of Loprox Shampoo to your scalp. You may use up to 2 teaspoons of Loprox Shampoo if you have long hair. Lather and leave Loprox Shampoo on your hair and scalp for 3 minutes. You may use a timer.
  • After 3 minutes have passed, rinse your hair and scalp.

What should I avoid while using Loprox?

Avoid getting Loprox Shampoo in your eyes. If Loprox Shampoo gets into your eyes, rinse them well with water.

What are the possible side effects of Loprox?

The most common side effects of Loprox Shampoo include: itching, burning, redness of the scalp. Tell your doctor if you get any of these symptoms and they become worse or do not go away, or if you get blistering, swelling, or oozing in your scalp.

These are not all the possible side effects of Loprox Shampoo. For more information, ask your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

General information about the safe and effective use of Loprox

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use Loprox Shampoo for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Loprox Shampoo to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about Loprox Shampoo that is written for health professionals.

For more information about Loprox Shampoo, call 1-800-321-4576.

How should I store Loprox?

  • Store Loprox Shampoo at room temperature, between 59° to 86°F (15° to 30°C).
  • Safely throw away any unused Loprox Shampoo after you finish your treatment.

Keep Loprox Shampoo and all medicines out of reach of children.

What are the ingredients in Loprox?

Active ingredient: ciclopirox

Inactive ingredients: disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, laureth-2, purified water, sodium chloride, and sodium laureth sulfate.

Source: National Library of Medicine. Last updated May 1, 2019.