This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

Luliconazole was initially approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 20th November 2013.

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Luliconazole works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an essential component of the fungal cell membrane. This disruption weakens the cell membrane, leading to the death of the fungus and ultimately resolving the infection.

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Luliconazole treats fungal skin infections caused by dermatophytes, yeasts, and molds. It is commonly prescribed for conditions such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. 

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Luliconazole is typically available as a topical cream or solution that is applied directly to the affected skin area. The exact dosage and treatment duration will depend on the specific infection being treated and the instructions provided by a healthcare professional.

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Applying Luliconazole to eyes, mouth, mucous membranes, open wounds, or broken skin can cause severe irritation, discomfort, and potential harm. This medication may cause severe skin reactions such as intense itching, redness, blistering, or skin rash. It might lead to increased skin sensitivity, and its exposure to sunlight may cause severe sunburn or skin reactions. Incomplete treatment may lead to persistent or recurrent fungal infections.


Do not apply Luliconazole to eyes, mouth, mucous membranes, open wounds, or broken skin. Keep it away from sensitive areas. If you experience severe skin irritation, intense itching, redness, blistering, or signs of allergic reactions, immediately discontinue use and seek urgent medical attention. Protect treated areas from direct sunlight and use appropriate sun protection measures if exposed. If you have a history of skin sensitivity or allergies, consider performing a patch test before applying the medication to a larger area.

Side Effects

Side effects of luliconazole can include mild skin irritation, redness, itching, dryness, and peeling at the application site. Serious but rare side effects might involve severe skin reactions, blistering, or allergic responses. Consult a healthcare professional if you experience any of these severe side effects or have concerns.

Word Of Advice

Avoid applying the medication to open wounds, broken skin, or sensitive areas like the eyes and mucous membranes. Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should consult a healthcare provider before using Luliconazole. Use caution with sensitive or fragile skin, especially in children and the elderly, and perform a patch test if needed. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical history, existing skin conditions, and any other medications you are taking. Avoid sharing your medication and wear loose clothing to prevent rubbing against treated areas. Apply sun protection if necessary and complete the full treatment course even if symptoms improve. If you experience severe skin reactions or adverse effects, discontinue use and seek medical advice. Regularly follow up with your healthcare provider to ensure proper treatment progress and address concerns.

Frequently Asked Question


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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you can receive this treatment.