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Shampoo/Gel Topical treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp in adults. Gel Interdigital tinea pedis and tinea corporis caused by T. rubrum , T. mentagrophytes , or E. floccosum . Cream/Suspension Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot), tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea corporis (ringworm) caused by T. rubrum , T. mentagrophytes , E. floccosum , and M. canis ; cutaneous candidiasis (moniliasis) caused by C. albicans ; tinea (pityriasis) versicolor caused by M. furfur . Penlac As a component of a comprehensive management program for topical treatment in immunocompetent patients with mild to moderate o


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Cardiovascular Ventricular tachycardia ( Loprox shampoo). Dermatologic Pruritus at application site, worsening of clinical signs and symptoms, burning ( Loprox cream); skin burning sensation upon application (34% of patients with seborrheic dermatitis; 7% with tinea pedis); periungual erythema and erythema of the proximal nail fold (5%); contact dermatitis, pruritus (1% to 5%); dry skin, acne, rash, alopecia, pain upon application, eye pain, facial edema (less than 1%; Loprox gel); pruritus, burning ( Loprox suspension); increased itching, application site reactions (eg, burning, erythema, itching), nail disorders (eg, shape change, irritation), application site reactions and/or burning of the skin (1%); seborrhea, rash, headache, skin disorder ( Loprox shampoo); mild rash ( Penlac topical solution)



Monitor Application site reactions Monitor for application site reactions, including redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing. Inform health care provider if noted and significant. Skin/Nail assessment Assess the skin or nails, as appropriate, and identify areas where medication is to be applied. Assess and document skin or nail condition before initial application and periodically throughout treatment. Pregnancy Category B . Lactation Undetermined. Children Loprox shampoo/gel Safety and efficacy not established in children younger than 16 yr of age. Loprox cream/suspension Safety and efficacy not established in children younger than 10 yr of age. Penlac Safety and efficacy not established. Application For external use only, avoid contact with the eyes. Sensitivity If sensitivity or chemical irritation occurs, discontinue treatment and institute appropriate therapy.



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