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Ciclopirox Olamine - Overview

Ciclopirox is a medication used in the treatment of fungal infections of the foot and scalp and other parts of the body and toenail fungus. People in need of a ciclopirox prescription can connect with a medical provider using Push Health and get ciclopirox prescription medication, including ciclopirox olamine cream, ciclopirox shampoo, and ciclopirox 8% topical solution, when appropriate to do so.

What Is Ciclopirox Cream Used For?

Ciclopirox prescription medication, marketed under brand names such as Ciclodan, Loprox and Penlac, belongs to a class of medications known as antifungal medications. A synthetic medication, ciclopirox medication has broad-spectrum activity against fungi. Ciclopirox is thought to work against fungi by inhibiting specific metal-dependent enzymes in the cells of fungi, leading to the accumulation of compounds known as peroxidases. Ciclopirox prescription medication is generally used topically to treat specific dermal infections such as tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea pedis. When used in treating toenail fungus infections, ciclopirox is applied as a nail lacquer and often used as a complementary treatment in mild cases that do not involve the lunula.

Ciclopirox - Dosage and Cost

Ciclopirox prescription medication is available in various formulations, including ciclopirox cream, ciclopirox nail lacquer, ciclopirox gel and ciclopirox shampoo. In some studies, over 1% of ciclopirox was absorbed when applied topically and ciclopirox generally resulted in a half-life of under 2 hours. Ciclopirox medication is largely excreted via the kidney. Ciclopirox olamine topical is often prescribed with twice daily application over a period of multiple weeks. Ciclopirox is moderately affordable, costing under $25 for 1 bottle (6.6 mL) of ciclopirox 8% topical solution. Ciclopirox olamine coupons may also be available online and some insurance plans may cover the cost of the medication when buying ciclopirox at the pharmacy. Ciclopirox medication should generally be stored between 15° C and 30° C

Can I Buy Ciclopirox Online?

Ciclopirox solutions, creams and shampoos require a prescription to be obtained from a pharmacy in the United States. As such, one cannot just buy ciclopirox online or obtain ciclopirox olamine cream OTC (over the counter). People who might need a ciclopirox shampoo or gel prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe ciclopirox gel, including ciclopirox olamine cream, ciclopirox shampoo, and ciclopirox 8% topical solution, when appropriate to do so.

Ciclopirox Olamine - Side Effects

Ciclopirox medication can cause side effects when used, including redness, pain and irritation at the application site and itching although ciclopirox medication is typically tolearated well. People who have had a prior hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to ciclopirox olamine or its ingredients should not use the medication. Ciclopirox and alcohol should not be used at the same time. Before using ciclopirox prescription medication, patients should discuss possible side effects and concerns with one's pharmacist and medical provider.

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Last updated September 27, 2023. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.