Luliconazole


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical Tinea cruris; Tinea corporis; Tinea pedis As 1% cream: Apply to affected area and approx 1 inch of immediate surrounding areas once daily. Treatment duration: 2 weeks (tinea pedis); 1 week (tinea cruris and tinea corporis).
Dosage Details
Topical/Cutaneous
Tinea corporis, Tinea cruris, Tinea pedis
Adult: As 1% cream: Apply onto affected area and approx 1 inch of immediate surrounding areas once daily. Treatment duration: 2 weeks (tinea pedis); 1 week (tinea cruris and tinea corporis).
Child: Tinea corporis: ≥2 years Same as adult dose. Tinea pedis and tinea cruris:  ≥12 years Same as adult dose.
Special Precautions
Children. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Cellulitis, contact dermatitis, application site reactions.
Action
Description: Luliconazole is an imidazole antifungal. The exact mechanism of action against dermatophytes is unknown; however, it appears to inhibit the synthesis of ergosterol, a constituent of fungal cell membranes, by inhibiting the enzyme lanosterol demethylase, resulting in reduced amounts of ergosterol and a corresponding accumulation of lanosterol.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Absorbed in small amounts following topical application.
Distribution: Plasma protein binding: >99%.
Chemical Structure

Chemical Structure Image
Luliconazole_01

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Luliconazole, CID=3003141, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Luliconazole (accessed on May 26, 2020)

Storage
Store between 15-30°C.
ATC Classification
D01AC18 - luliconazole ; Belongs to the class of imidazole and triazole derivatives. Used in the topical treatment of fungal infection.
References
Anon. Luliconazole. Lexicomp Online. Hudson, Ohio. Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. https://online.lexi.com. Accessed 06/05/2020.

Buckingham R (ed). Luliconazole. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 06/05/2020.

Luliconazole Cream (Oceanside Pharmaceuticals). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 06/05/2020.

Luzu Cream (Bausch Health US, LLC). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 06/05/2020.

Luzu Cream, 1% for Topical Use (Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC). U.S. FDA. https://www.fda.gov/. Accessed 06/05/2020.

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