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Stieprox Liquid

Manufactured byGLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsCiclopirox
Description

Stieprox Liquid is an anti-fungal medication that is used to treat dandruff and fungal infection of the scalp characterized by scaly patches, red itchy scalp, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Stieprox Liquid

  • Hair discolouration
  • Grey or white hair

Uses of Stieprox Liquid

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Dandruff
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ciclopirox or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use only

This medicine is recommended for use on the scalp. Avoid contact with the eyes because it may cause eye irritation. If you experience any skin irritation, treatment should be discontinued.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, the ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Wet your hair and apply a sufficient amount of shampoo to the affected areas of the scalp and adjacent areas. Massage thoroughly with the fingertips for about 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse the hair thoroughly with water. Avoid contact with the eyes because it may cause eye irritation. If you experience any skin irritation, treatment should be discontinued.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stopping the production of a certain vital component for the fungal cell wall. This results in the disruption of cell membrane formation process and growth of the organism are stunted.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals, Scalp Cleanser

Schedule

Schedule H

Ciclopirox - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 21 October 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01188

[Internet]. India-pharma.gsk.com. 2019 [cited 17 October 2019]. Available from:

https://india-pharma.gsk.com/media/701297/stieprox-liquid.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Oct 2019

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