The safety and efficacy of ciclopirox olamine for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

Ciclopirox olamine is a synthetic hydroxypiridone derived, broad spectrum, antifungal agent which has been used effectively to treat seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic dermatosis, more common in men than women, which usually occurs in sites dense with sebaceous glands in the form of mild inflammatory desquamate erythema. Treatment modalities for seborrheic dermatitis include keratolytic agents, corticosteroids and antifungal agents. Due to its antimycotic and anti-inflammatory activities, ciclopirox olamine is established as an effective treatment for this condition.
AuthorsAgron Starova, Raza Aly
JournalExpert opinion on drug safety (Expert Opin Drug Saf) Vol. 4 Issue 2 Pg. 235-9 (Mar 2005) ISSN: 1744-764X [Electronic] England
PMID15794716 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Pyridones
  • ciclopirox
  • Administration, Topical
  • Animals
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents (pharmacology)
  • Antifungal Agents (pharmacology)
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic (drug therapy)
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Pyridones (adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)

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