What Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% is used for and how to use it
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Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% - Consumer Medicine Information

Manufacture: Watson Laboratories Inc.
Country: United States
Condition: Cutaneous Candidiasis, Onychomycosis, Fingernail, Onychomycosis, Toenail, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Tinea Corporis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Pedis, Tinea Versicolor
Class: Topical antifungals
Form: Cream, gel, liniment or balm, lotion, ointment, etc
Ingredients: Ciclopirox, Purified Water Usp, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride Usp, Laureth-2
Important: For use on the scalp only. Do not get Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

What is Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%?

Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% is a prescription medicine used on the scalp to treat adults with a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis.

It is not known if Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% is safe and effective in children under 16 years of age.

What should I tell my doctor before using Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%?

Before using Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%, tell your doctor if you:

  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not know if Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% passes into your breast milk.
  • are taking prescription and non-prescription 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 Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%?

  • Use Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.
  • Wash your hair using Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% 2 times each week for 4 weeks. There should be at least 3 days between each time you use Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%.
  • Use Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% for 4 weeks even if your skin condition improves.
  • Tell your doctor if your scalp condition is not getting better after you have used Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% for 4 weeks.
  • Do not swallow Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%.
  • Avoid getting Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% in your eyes. If Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% gets into your eyes, rinse them well with water.

How should I apply Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%?

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

What are the possible side effects of Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%?

The most common s ide effects of Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% include: itching, burning, and 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 Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%. 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.

How should I store Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%?

  • Store Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% at room temperature, between 68° and 77° F (20° and 25° C)
  • Safely throw away any unused Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% after you finish your treatment.

Keep Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% 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 Ciclopirox Shampoo 1% that is written for health professionals.

For more information about Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%, call 1-800-272-5525.

What are the ingredients in Ciclopirox Shampoo 1%?

Active ingredient: ciclopirox

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