Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain scalp condition (seborrheic dermatitis). Ciclopirox is an antifungal drug that works by stopping the growth of fungus.

How to use ciclopirox topical

This medication is for use on the hair and scalp only.

Wet hair and scalp with water. Apply about one teaspoonful (5 milliliters) of this product to wet hair and massage it over your entire scalp until it forms a lather. For long hair, two teaspoonfuls (10 milliliters) of the product may be used. Leave the medication on the scalp and hair for 3 minutes. Then rinse the medication off completely.

Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vaginal area. If you do get medication into these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication as directed by your doctor, usually 2 times a week with at least 3 days between each use.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Mark the days on the calendar when you need to use the medication.

Continue to use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.

Tell your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after 4 weeks.

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