Luliconazole is a pharmaceutical substance commonly used as an antifungal agent. It is marketed under the brand name Lulicon and is categorized as an imidazole antifungal medication. Luliconazole is primarily used to treat certain fungal infections of the skin, including athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris), and ringworm (tinea corporis).
The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number for luliconazole is 187164-19-8. It is available in the form of a topical cream or solution that is applied directly to the affected area of the skin. Luliconazole works by inhibiting the growth of fungi and disrupting their cell membranes, ultimately killing the fungal cells.
While generally well-tolerated, some common side effects of luliconazole may include skin irritation, redness, itching, or burning sensation at the application site. It is important to follow the instructions provided by a healthcare professional or the product labeling when using luliconazole to ensure proper application and dosing.