Luliconazole topical cream
What is this medicine?
LULICONAZOLE (lu LE KON a zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal infections of the skin.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Wash hands before and after use. Apply a thin layer of medicine to cover the affected skin and surrounding area. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
increased inflammation, redness, or pain
mild skin irritation, burning, or itching
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions have not been studied. Do not use any other skin products on the same area of skin without asking your doctor or health care professional.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to luliconazole, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
After bathing make sure that your skin is very dry. Fungal infections like moist conditions. Do not walk around barefoot. To help prevent reinfection, wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, clothing. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly. If your skin infection returns after you stop using this medicine, contact your doctor or health care professional.
If you are using this medicine for jock itch, do not wear underwear that is tight-fitting or made from synthetic fibers such as rayon or nylon. Instead, wear loose-fitting, cotton underwear. Dry the area completely after bathing.
If you are using this medicine to treat athlete's foot, carefully dry the feet, especially between the toes, after bathing. Do not wear socks made from wool or synthetic materials such as rayon or nylon. Wear clean cotton socks and change them daily or more if your feet sweat a lot. Try wearing sandals or shoes that are well-ventilated.
July 17, 2018