Cicloderm Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of the following dermal infections: Tinea pedis, Tinea cruris and Tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum and Microsporum canis, candidiasis (moniliasis) due to Candida albicans, and Tinea (pityriasis) versicolor due to Malassezia furfur. Cicloderm Cream is also highly effective against some gram negative & some gram positive bacteria. Owing to its anti-inflammatory effects, Ciclopirox Olamine alone is sufficient to treat mild to moderate inflammatory fungal infections.
Dosage & Administration
Gently massage Cicloderm cream into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. Clinical improvement with relief of pruritus and other symptoms usually occurs within the first week of treatment. If a patient shows no clinical improvement after four weeks of treatment with Cicloderm cream the diagnosis should be redetermined. Patients with tinea versicolor usually exhibit clinical and mycological clearing after two weeks of treatment.
If a reaction suggesting sensitivity or chemical irritation occurs with the use of Ciclopirox Olamine Cream, treatment should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.
Ciclopirox Olamine Cream is not for ophthalmic use.
Use in Pregnancy
Pregnancy category B.
Use in Nursing Mother
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Ciclopirox Olamine Cream is administered to nursing women.
Use in Children
Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 10 years have not been established.