Generic Name: Luliconazole Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Luliconazole used for?

Luliconazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Luliconazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of the fungus.

How should I take Luliconazole?

This medication is for use on the skin only.

Wash and dry your hands before applying the medication, then clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and some of the surrounding skin and gently rub in as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. The length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Do not apply this more often than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

After applying the medication, wash your hands. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Do not apply this medication in the eyes, mouth, or vagina.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.

Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

How do I store Luliconazole?

Luliconazole is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Luliconazole in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Luliconazole that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Luliconazole down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Luliconazole?

Before taking luliconazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungals such as econazole, ketoconazole, or miconazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breast-feeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using this Luliconazole during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Luliconazole. Luliconazole is pregnancy risk category C according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk,
  • B=No risk in some studies,
  • C=There may be some risk,
  • D=Positive evidence of risk,
  • X=Contraindicated,
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Luliconazole?

Skin irritation may occur. If it persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Luliconazole?

Luliconazole may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Luliconazole?

Luliconazole may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Luliconazole?

Luliconazole may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this Luliconazole.

What is the dose of Luliconazole for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Pedis

Apply a thin layer to the affected area and about 1 inch of the immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for 2 weeks

Use: For the topical treatment of interdigital tinea pedis due to Trichophyton rubrum and Epidermophyton floccosum

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Corporis

Apply to the affected area and about 1 inch of the immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for 1 week

Uses: For the topical treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to T rubrum and E floccosum

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Cruris

Apply to the affected area and about 1 inch of the immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for 1 week

Uses: For the topical treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to T rubrum and E floccosum

Other Comments

Administration advice:

-Only use topically; not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.

What is the dose of Luliconazole for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Luliconazole available?

Luliconazole is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Topical cream

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Luliconazole, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

 

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: March 23, 2018 | Last Modified: March 23, 2018

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