Luzu is used in the treatment of fungal infection of the skin. It is an antifungal cream. It kills fungi by interfering with the process of cell membrane formation of fungus.
It is used in the following infections:
Ringworm of the body called Tinea Corporis.
Ringworm between toes called Interdigital Tinea Pedis or Athlete’s foot.
Ringworm of the groin called Tinea Cruris or jock’s itch.
It is available in the form of cream and only with a doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
If you are about to start Luzu, speak with your doctor about what you need to know.
Before starting, your doctor should be informed about following conditions:
Allergy: Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to food, preservatives, dyes and animals or had an allergic reaction which occurred while using this drug before.
Children: It should be used with extreme caution as safety and efficacy have not been established.
Elderly: This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults.
Pregnancy: It is a category C drug. Discuss Luliconazole benefits and potential risk factor with your doctor while using it in pregnancy.
Breast Feeding: Luliconazole has not known if it passes into breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Luliconazole, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Drug Interactions: Luliconazole interacts with many drugs. It should not be used with several drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicine which you are taking as he/she may change the drug or its dosage.
To use Luzu properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.
Use it exactly as your doctor directed. Read the medication guide carefully. Ask your pharmacist if you have any queries.
First, wash the affected area and dry it. Now apply a thin layer of cream on the affected area and rub it gently. Wash your hands after applying Luliconazole cream unless your hands are part of treated area.
It is only for skin use. Do not apply it on the mouth, eyes and nose. You should complete the course of the drug. Even if you are feeling well, don’t stop the treatment unless it is completed, as your symptoms may reappear.
Dosage: It is different for different patients. Dosage mentioned below is an average dose. It is best to take each dose at equally spaced times at day and night. You must follow your doctor’s instructions.
For Tinea Corporis and Tinea Cruris: It should be applied on an affected area and also on 1 inch immediate to the affected area once a day for 1 week.
For interdigital Tinea Pedis: It should be applied on an affected area and also on 1 inch immediate to the affected area once a day for 2 weeks. The dose of children is determined by your doctor.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Luzu, there are some precautions you must take.
Your doctor should check your daily progress at regular visits.
If Luliconazole is not improving your symptoms, or your symptoms become worse, inform your doctor right away.
Inform your doctor if you experience burning, itching, stinging, swelling, redness and irritation of the skin.
5 Potential Side Effects
As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Luzu.
Consult with your doctor if they become problematic or frequent. More common is skin irritation.
Some other side effects may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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