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Ciclopirox Topical



Ciclopirox Topical is used in the treatment of dandruff, fungal infections and nail infections.

How it works

Ciclopirox topical stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Application site itching, Burning sensation, Skin redness

Available Medicine

  • ₹219
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹90
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹23
    Sanofi India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹34
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹299
    Apple Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹206
    Micro Labs Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Ciclopirox topical is meant for application to skin, nails and scalp only.
  • In case of accidental consumption or contact with eyes or vagina, wash immediately and contact your doctor if irritation persists.
  • In case of nail infections, regular trimming of nails along with daily application of ciclopirox nail lacquer is advised.
  • Avoid use of nail polish or other cosmetics on treated nails.
  • Contact your doctor if you do not notice any improvements after 4 weeks of treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice increased skin irritation or redness, itching, burning, blistering, oozing, and swelling at the site of application. 
  • Consult your doctor before using in children <10 years. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to ciclopirox or any of its ingredients.

Content on this page was last updated on 24 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)