Ciclopiroxolamine Pharmacology


About Ciclopiroxolamine
A synthetic antifungal agent, a hydroxypyridone derivaive.Topical Antifungal Agent.
Mechanism of Action of Ciclopiroxolamine
Ciclopiroxolamine is a chelating agent. It forms complexes with polyvalent metal cations eg.Fe3+, Al 3+. These metal cations are essential for enzymes for exerting their cellular activities including mitochondrial electron transport and energy production. Ciclopirox alters plasma membrane of fungi and changes the internal structure of fungus. It also possesses anti-inflammatory action by inhibiting lipoxygenase and cyclo-oxygenase enzymes.
Pharmacokinets of Ciclopiroxolamine
Absorption: Absorption of the medicament is minimal after topical application.
Onset of Action for Ciclopiroxolamine
Duration of Action for Ciclopiroxolamine
Half Life of Ciclopiroxolamine
1.7 hours for 1% topical solutions
Side Effects of Ciclopiroxolamine
Contra-indications of Ciclopiroxolamine
1.Hypersensitivity to Ciclopiroxolamine
Special Precautions while taking Ciclopiroxolamine
1. Avoid the use of medicaments if irritation occurs
2. Avoid contact with eyes, mucus membrane and mouth
3. For external use only
4. Avoid use of occlusive dressings
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution.
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution.
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution.
Children Related Information
NEONATES: contraindicated
Indications for Ciclopiroxolamine
1.Cutaneous candidiasis
3.Pityriasis versicolor
4.Vulvovaginal candidiasis
Interactions for Ciclopiroxolamine
No known interaction.
Typical Dosage for Ciclopiroxolamine
Topical: Ciclopiroxolamine 1% cream. Solution and powder are used. Clean and dry the affected and surrounded area. Apply the medicament with gentle massage over the area twice daily for 1 month
Schedule of Ciclopiroxolamine
Storage Requirements for Ciclopiroxolamine
Store at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Ciclopiroxolamine
Apply the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Ciclopiroxolamine
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Ciclopiroxolamine in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for ciclopiroxolamine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for ciclopiroxolamine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take ciclopiroxolamine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for ciclopiroxolamine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for ciclopiroxolamine with the pharmacy.

Ciclopiroxolamine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for ciclopiroxolamine might be better known than ciclopiroxolamine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have ciclopiroxolamine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for ciclopiroxolamine.