A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Nibulen in the UK
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LOPROX (ciclopirox) is a prescription medication that is used for fungal infections. It is effective against different types of fungal species and can be made into a lotion or a cream.
When applied to the skin, LOPROX works by preventing fungal cells from dividing. It interferes with critical molecules in fungal cells like DNA, RNA, and protein. LOPROX may take several weeks to start working and should be continued for at least four weeks.
The normal instructions for LOPROX are to apply to the affected area(s) of the skin twice daily. Apply to a clean and dry area of the skin. Wash hands thoroughly after application. Do not get LOPROX into the eyes, mouth, or onto the genitals.
Use LOPROX exactly as prescribed.
The active ingredient in LOPROX is ciclopirox.
There are no known drug-drug interactions with LOPROX since it is not absorbed into the bloodstream.
If irritation or redness develops, stop taking LOPROX and tell your doctor.
Certain formulations of LOPROX may contain benzoyl peroxide. Large amounts have been associated with “gasping syndrome” in neonates.
Common LOPROX cream side effects may include:
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Loprox [package insert]. Scottsdale, AZ: Medicis; 2013.