What is Ciclopirox topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Loprox


Ciclopirox is a topical antifungal agent that comes as a cream, gel, solution and shampoo. It is used to treat athlete's foot, ringworm, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, candidiasis on the skin. The solution is used for mild-to-moderate fungus of the fingernails, toenails and adjacent skin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nail fungus 6 3
Seborrheic dermatitis 2 1
Dandruff 1 3
Dermatitis on scalp and forehead 1 2
Itchy scalp 1 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ciclopirox topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry hair 1
Hair loss 1


Based on patients currently taking Ciclopirox topical

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.77 % daily 1
0.77 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ciclopirox topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Ciclopirox topical


Currently taking Ciclopirox topical

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Ciclopirox topical

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ciclopirox topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ketoconazole topical (Ketoconazole Shampoo) 1

Patients stopped taking Ciclopirox topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Efinaconazole (Jublia) 1
Toenail removal 1
Last updated:
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