Lucoz Cream 10gm
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10g Cream in Tube
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Lucoz 1 %W/W Description
Lucoz Cream is a topical anti-fungal medicine meant for treating fungal skin infections like Athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch, etc. It contains luliconazole as an active component. Lucoz Cream sho
uld only be used externally and must not be used for any other skin conditions without consulting your doctor. Use this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Before starting the treatment you should tell the doctor about detailed health condition especially skin related problems if any. If you don't see any improvement even after two weeks of treatment, let your doctor know immediately.
|You Save||₹23.25 (15% on MRP)|
|Uses||Skin fungal infection|
|Side effects||Skin irritation, itching, burning sensation|
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Uses of Lucoz 1 %W/W
- Lucoz Cream is used in the treatment of fungal infections of the skin in adults. It is effective in fungal skin infections caused by fungi Tinea.
Contraindications of Lucoz 1 %W/W
- If you are allergic to terbinafine or any of the ingredient of Lucoz Cream.
- If you are a breastfeeding woman.
- If you are suffering from liver disease.
Side effects of Lucoz 1 %W/W
- Skin irritation
- secondary skin infection
- burning sensation
- Local skin reactions at the site of application
Precautions and Warnings of Lucoz 1 %W/W
Can I apply Lucoz Cream during pregnancy?
There is limited safety information regarding the use of Lucoz Cream in pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended to consult your doctor before using it in pregnancy to evaluate the benefit and risks. Avoid applying it to the larger skin areas for a prolonged period.
Can I apply Lucoz Cream while breastfeeding?
Lucoz Cream can be used while breastfeeding as the absorbed quantities via the skin is very low. However, it must not be applied to the breast, nipple or nearby area. Care must be taken not to apply to the area, which may come in direct contact with the infant's skin while feeding or any large skin area for a prolonged period.
Can I drive if I have applied Lucoz Cream?
Yes, Lucoz Cream is to be applied to the skin on the affected area and does not interfere with your ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol if I have applied Lucoz Cream?
Alcohol may directly not interact with the action of Lucoz Cream. However, it can delay the healing of infection. Thus one should avoid consuming alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience any local allergies after using this medicine.
- You should not use this cream for any other ailment except for the one prescribed by your doctor.
- You should not give it to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have.
- This cream should not be applied to the eyes or vagina.
- In case your eyes come in contact with this cream, then wash your eyes with water immediately and if there are any symptoms, then consult your doctor.
- This medicine should not be used for children under 12 years of age.
Mode of Action of Lucoz 1 %W/W
How Does It Work?
Lucoz Cream works by inhibiting the action of a coenzyme in the fungal cell wall. This blocks the formation of a substance called ergosterol, essential for cell wall formation in fungus. This leads to decreased production of ergosterol and prevents the growth of fungus....
Directions for Use of Lucoz 1 %W/W
- Lucoz Cream has to be used for external application only as prescribed by your doctor.
- Wash your hands properly after you apply Lucoz Cream unless your hands are the area to be treated.
- Avoid touching the tip of the container to the infected area as it may contaminate the cream.
- It should be applied to the affected area as a thin film and on 1 inch of skin around the affected area.
- It is not meant for use near the mouth, eye or vagina.
Interactions of Lucoz 1 %W/W
Interactions with other medicines
- Since this medicine is to be used externally on the skin, it is less likely to interact with other medicines.
- Lucoz Cream used in a larger amount for a prolonged period may interact with the action of omeprazole (used in acidity).
- You should consult your doctor if you are on any other medicines along with Lucoz Cream cream.
Storage and disposal of Lucoz 1 %W/W
- Store Lucoz Cream at room temperature between 20°C to 25°C.
- Keep this cream out of the reach of children and pets.
- Once opened should be used within one month.
- Discard any unused medicine properly, and do not throw it in trash or wastewater.
Dosage of Lucoz 1 %W/W
Overdosage of Lucoz Cream is rare and no information is available on its overdose. If you have applied too much of this cream, then wipe off the extra cream with cotton or tissue immediately. If you experience any local symptoms after application, then reach out to your doctor....
Missed a Dose
If you forget to use Lucoz Cream at the suggested time, then use it as soon as you remember & carry on as before. Do not stop this medicine abruptly if you feel better without consulting your doctor.
Dr. Ravi Kakarla
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I use Lucoz Cream in pregnancy?
A: Its safety in pregnancy is not established. You should consult your doctor before using Lucoz Cream in pregnancy to evaluate the benefit and risks.
Q: How should I use Lucoz Cream?
- Use Lucoz Cream as your doctor tells you to use it.
- Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected skin areas.
- Extend the application to about 1 inch of the surrounding skin.
- Do not rub the medicine. Wash your hands after you apply Luliconazole cream.
Q: How should I store Lucoz Cream?
A: Store Lucoz Cream at room temperature between 20°C to 25°C. Keep it out of the reach of children.
Q: How does Lucoz Cream work?
A: Lucoz Cream contains medicine named Luliconazole, which is an anti-fungal medicine. It damages the cell membrane of fungal cells and eventually kills them.
Q: Can we use Lucoz Cream in children?
A: It may be used in children above 12 years of age. Do not use in a child younger than 12 years of age as their skin is very thin, and the doses used in adults can not be used in children.
Q: Is Lucoz Cream suitable for skin allergy?
A: Lucoz Cream is used for the treatment of fungal skin infection. It is not useful for allergic skin disease. However, it may be used for secondary infections with allergy. You should consult your doctor before using Lucoz Cream.
Q: Can Lucoz Cream be useful for skin burns?
A: Lucoz Cream is used for the treatment of fungal skin infection. It is not useful for skin burns.
Q: When to stop Lucoz Cream use?
A: You must use Lucoz Cream as per your doctor's advice. Do not use it for more than 2 weeks. If your condition is not improving, consult your doctor.
Q: Can I Use Lucoz Cream for Athlete's foot?
A: Yes, an athlete's foot infection is due to fungus and it mainly affects the areas between the toes. Lucoz Cream acts against tinea pedis, the fungus causing foot fungal infections.
Q: What are the main causes of the Athlete's foot?
A: People who have sweaty feet or wear tight shoes for a long time. It can affect the areas between the toes and can lead to itching, stinging and burning sensation.
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