Luliconazole

Luliconazole treats fungal infection such as athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm. Use Luliconazole exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Wash your hands after using this medication.

Luliconazole Overview

Reviewed: November 18, 2013
Updated: 

Luliconazole is a prescription medication used on the skin to treat athlete’s foot that is between the toes, jock itch, and ringworm in people 18 years of age and older. Luliconazole belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals, which work by stopping the growth of fungus on the skin.

This medication comes in the form of a cream that is to be applied to the skin once daily for 1 or 2 weeks.

The common side effect of luliconazole is skin irritation at the site of application.

 

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Luliconazole Cautionary Labels

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Uses of Luliconazole

Luliconazole is a prescription medication used on the skin to treat athlete’s foot that is between the toes, jock itch, and ringworm in people 18 years of age and older.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Luliconazole Brand Names

Luliconazole may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Luliconazole Drug Class

Luliconazole is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Luliconazole

The common side effect of luliconazole is skin irritation at the site of application.

This is not a complete list of luliconazole side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Luliconazole Interactions

Luliconazole may inhibit the activity of medications that use the enzyme CYP3A4 such as and medications that use the enzyme CYP2C19.

No drug interactions have been conducted by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.

 

Luliconazole Precautions

Luliconazole is for topical use only. Not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.
 

Luliconazole Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of luliconazole, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

 

Inform MD

Before using luliconazole, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:


  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if luliconazole will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if luliconazole passes into your breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Luliconazole and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

This medication falls into category C. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of luliconazole in pregnant women. Luliconazole should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the unborn baby.

Luliconazole and Lactation

It is not known if luliconazole crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using luliconazole.

Luliconazole Usage

  • Use luliconazole exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.
  • Luliconazole is for use on the skin only. Do not get luliconazole near or in your eyes, mouth or vagina.
  • Wash your hands after you apply luliconazole.

Luliconazole Dosage

Luliconazole is to be used on the skin only. Luliconazole not for ophthalmic (eye), oral (mouth), or intravaginal use.

  • If you have athlete’s foot, apply a thin layer of luliconazole to the affected skin areas and 
to about 1 inch of the surrounding healthy skin 1 time a day for 2 weeks.
  • If you have jock itch or ringworm, apply luliconazole to the affected skin 
areas and to about 1 inch of the surrounding healthy skin 1 time a day for 1 week.

 

Luliconazole Overdose

If you use too much luliconazole, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

 

Other Requirements

  • Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.