What is luliconazole topical?
Luliconazole topical is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.
Luliconazole topical (for the skin) is used to treat athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) or jock itch (tinea cruris) in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.
luliconazole topical is also used to treat ringworm (tinea corporis) in adults and children at least 2 years old.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use luliconazole topical if you are allergic to it.
It is not known whether luliconazole topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risks.
Luliconazole topical is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
How should I use luliconazole topical?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin.
To treat athlete’s foot: Apply the medicine to the affected areas and nearby skin once per day for 2 weeks.
To treat jock itch or ringworm: Apply the medicine to the affected areas and nearby skin once per day for 1 week.
Apply only a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area. Spread the medicine onto the nearby skin about 1 inch on all sides of the affected areas.
Wash your hands after applying this medicine.
Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What should I avoid while using luliconazole topical?
Avoid getting luliconazole topical in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.
Luliconazole topical side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, redness, swelling, or stinging after applying the medicine.
Common side effects may include mild skin irritation where the medicine was applied.
What other drugs will affect luliconazole topical?
Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.