Ciclodan Side Effects
Generic Name: ciclopirox topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about ciclopirox topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ciclodan.
For the Consumer
Applies to ciclopirox topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical lotion, topical powder, topical shampoo, topical solution, topical suspension
Along with its needed effects, ciclopirox topical (the active ingredient contained in Ciclodan) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking ciclopirox topical:Less common - with ciclopirox shampoo
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- Burning, itching, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation not present before use of this medicine
Some side effects of ciclopirox topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common - with ciclopirox shampoo
- itching skin or scalp
- oily skin
- skin disorder
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ciclopirox topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical gel, topical kit, topical lotion, topical shampoo, topical solution, topical suspension
Nervous system side effects associated with the use of ciclopirox shampoo have included headache.[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects associated with ciclopirox shampoo have included ventricular tachycardia.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included irritation, itching, erythema, and burning in 1% to 4% of treated patients. Seborrhea was the most common cause of early termination in subjects being treated with the shampoo. The shampoo has also been associated with rash and skin disorder. The topical nail solution has been associated with periungul erythema (1%) and proximal nail fold erythema, nail shape change, irritation, ingrown toenail, and nail discoloration.[Ref]
Metabolic side effects associated with the topical nail solution have included 1 case of elevated creatine phosphokinase.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Loprox (ciclopirox)." Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.
2. "Product Information. Penlac Nail Lacquer (ciclopirox topical)." Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA.
Some side effects of Ciclodan may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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