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By Medicover Hospitals / 18 Dec 2020
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What is Luliconazole?

Luliconazole is used for the treatment of skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm. Luliconazole is an azole antifungal that prevents the growth of the fungus.

  • Generic Name: Luliconazole
  • Brand Name: Luzu
    1. Luliconazole uses
    2. Luliconazole side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Frequently Asked Questions
    5. Citations

    Luliconazole Uses:

    Use luliconazole as instructed by your doctor. Read all the details you have given. Follow all directions carefully. Don't take luliconazole by mouth. Use only on your skin. Keep out of your mouth, your nose, and your eyes (may burn). Before and after use, wash your face. After use do not wash your hands if you put it on your hand.Clean the affected component prior to use. Make sure you dry well. Put a thin film on the affected portion and massage it gently. Use as you've been told, even if your signs get stronger.

    Luliconazole Cream Uses:

    Read the Patient Information, if available from your doctor or pharmacist, before you start using luliconazole and any time you refill. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any queries regarding this medication.

    This drug is for use on the skin only. Wash and dry your hands before administering the drug, and then clean and dry the affected region. Apply a thin film of the drug to the infected area and some of the surrounding skin and gently massage as instructed by your doctor, generally once a day. The period of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Never use this more frequently than prescribed and required. Your condition will not clear up sooner, and your risk of side effects will increase.

    1. Clean your hands after applying the drug. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless instructed by your doctor.
    2. Do not use this medicine on the eyes, mouth, or vagina.
    3. Use this drug daily to make the most of the benefits. Use it at the same time every day to help you recall.
    4. Continue to take this drug until the recommended dose is full, even though the symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping medication too early can lead to a return of infections

    Side Effects:

    There could be skin irritation. Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if it continues or worsens. Know that your doctor has recommended this drug because he or she has felt that the advantage to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this drug may not feel any significant side effects. It depends from person to person.

    Very rare cases of severe allergic reactions to this drug are found. However get medical attention right away if you have any signs of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), extreme dizziness, difficulty breathing.

    It is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you find any other effects not mentioned above, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

    Luliconaxole may have side effects. Inform your doctor if any of these symptoms are serious or do not go away:

    • Serious skin reactions
    • Skin burning sensation
    • Skin issues
    • Diarrhea , nausea
    • Swelling

    Some side effects may be serious. If you have any of these symptoms, stop using nystatin and call your doctor immediately:

    • Irritating or burning in the mouth burns
    • Rash or itchiness
    • Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
    • Nystatin may have other side effects. Contact your doctor if you have any problems while taking this medicine.
    • Muscle pains
    • Very slow heart rate
    • Loss of energy
    • Allergic reactions


    Tell your doctor or pharmacist whether you are allergic to luliconazole; or to other azole antifungals such as econazole, ketoconazole, or miconazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product can contain inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or other problems. For more information please talk to your pharmacist or doctorTell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history before using this drug.

    This medicine should only be used during pregnancy when specifically needed. Be clear about the risks and benefits, clarify it from your doctor.

    This drug is passed on to breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult the doctor.


    Drug interactions can cause reactions and change the way your drugs work or increase your risk of serious side effects. Keep a list of all the medications you take including prescribed and non prescribed drugs) and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any drug without your doctor's permission.


    If swallowed, this drug can be harmful. When someone has overdosed and has extreme signs such as passing out or respiratory problems


    Do not share with anyone this drug.Only for the present illness has this drug been recommended. If the doctor advises you to not use it for another infection later on.

    Missing Dose:

    If you are using this product on a daily basis and skip a dose, use it as soon as you recall it. If it is near the next dose, skip the skipped dose. Using the next dose on a daily basis. Donot double the dose to recover the missed dose.


    Store this at room temperature in around 59-86 degrees F and store it away from heat and light. Don't freeze it. Don't store it in the toilet. Keep all drugs away from pets and children

    Do not flush the drug down the toilet or dump it into the sink unless told to do so. Disposal of this product is very important when it has expired or is no longer required. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more information about how to safely dispose of your product.

    Usage of customer knowledge:

    If your symptoms or health conditions do not change or worsen, call your doctor. Do not share your medications with others and do not take any other drugs.

    Some medications can have a separate patient information leaflet. Please check with your pharmacist. If you have any doubts or concerns about luliconazole, please speak or ask to your doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other health care provider.

    If you think there's been an overdose, call the poison control center or get medical attention right away. Be prepared to say or demonstrate what has been taken, how much, and when it has happened.

    Parameter Luliconazole
    Linearity range 100-600ng/band
    Slope (m) 15.02
    intercept(c) 2119
    Limit of detection 27 ng/band
    Limit of quantitation 83ng/band/td>
    Intra day (mean n=9) %RSD 0.94%
    Intra day (mean n=18)% RSD 2.16%

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Luliconazole lotion comes as a cream to apply to the skin. To treat jock itch and ringworm, luliconazole cream is usually applied once a day for 1 week. For treatment of athlete's foot, luliconazole is usually applied once a day for 2 weeks. Follow the directions given on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain the part you do not understand.
    This medication is prescribed only for using it on the skin. Don't let it go inside your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Clean your hands before and after taking this drug. Apply enough medication to cover the infected and surrounding areas of the skin and massage it gently. e side effects of Azithromycin are Diarrhea, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Fever, Itching and lung infections.
    Preliminary studies have indicated that luliconazole may also be effective against Malassezia species. In this study, both luliconazole and ketoconazole were found to be effective in the treatment of pityriasis versicolor. However in a 4-week duration of time, luliconazole has been founded to be more effective than ketoconazole.
    Clinical studies have shown that their dominance over placebo in dermatophytosis and their antifungal efficacy is comparable to or better than that of terbinafine. The use of luliconazole 1% cream once daily is successful even in short-term use one week for tinea corporis/cruris and two weeks for tinea pedis).


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