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What is Ciclopirox Olamine used for?

Ciclopirox Olamine scalp lotion is used to treat dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis that causes scaly, itchy and red skin. It belongs to the group of medications known as antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungus. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Ciclopirox Olamine?

The dosage of Ciclopirox Olamine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Ciclopirox Olamine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Ciclopirox Olamine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Ciclopirox Olamine?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Ciclopirox Olamine, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Ciclopirox Olamine?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Ciclopirox Olamine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Ciclopirox Olamine?

Like other medicines, Ciclopirox Olamine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Ciclopirox Olamine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Ciclopirox Olamine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Ciclopirox Olamine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Ciclopirox Olamine can cause side effects such as burning, itching or redness at the application site. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Ciclopirox Olamine.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Ciclopirox Olamine?

Is it possible for me to use Ciclopirox Olamine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Ciclopirox Olamine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Ciclopirox Olamine?
How will Ciclopirox Olamine work in my body?
How should Ciclopirox Olamine be used?
How to reduce the risk of Ciclopirox Olamine drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Ciclopirox Olamine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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