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Piroctone Olamine



Piroctone olamine is used to treat fungal infections and as main ingredient in the formulation of anti-dandruff shampoos and soaps.

How it works

Piroctone olamine belongs to the class of drugs called anti-fungals. Due to its anti-oxidant and anti-microbial effect, it decreases the fungal infection.

Common side effects

Numbness, Pain, Bleeding, Bruise, Irritation, Swelling, Wrinkling of skin


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Expert advice

  • Avoid contact with the eyes or mouth. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly the area with water.
  • Consult your doctor before using piroctone olamine in children.
  • Caution should be exercised if you have a history of liver or kidney impairment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to piroctone olamine or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Piroctone Olamine

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)