Also Known as Oilatum
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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.
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This medicine is an antifungal shampoo used to treat dandruff or scalp itching. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Massage this medicine thoroughly into wet scalp. Allow lather to remain on scalp for 3 minutes, then rinse. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from heat and light. Continue using this medicine for the full course of treatment. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Chemical Name: CICLOPIROX (sye-kloe-PEER-ox)
DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes. If contact with eyes occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby