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Description 

LUZU (luliconazole) Cream, 1% for topical use
Initial U.S. Approval: 2013

LUZU (luliconazole) Cream, 1% contains 1% luliconazole, an azole antifungal agent, in a white cream for topical application.
LUZU Cream, 1% contains 10 mg of luliconazole per gram of cream in a vehicle consisting of benzyl alcohol, butylated hydroxytoluene, cetostearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, medium-chain triglycerides, methylparaben, polysorbate 60, propylene glycol, purified water, and sorbitan monostearate.

Clinical pharmacology

Mechanism of Action:
Luliconazole is an antifungal that belongs to the azole class. Although the exact mechanism of action against dermatophytes is unknown, luliconazole appears to inhibit ergosterol synthesis by inhibiting the enzyme lanosterol demethylase. Inhibition of this enzyme’s activity by azoles results in decreased amounts of ergosterol, a constituent of fungal cell membranes, and a corresponding accumulation of lanosterol.
Mechanism of Resistance
To date, a mechanism of resistance to luliconazole has not been described.

LUZU Cream, 1% has been shown to be active against most isolates of the following fungi, both in vitro and in clinical infections:
>Tricophyton rubrum
>Epidermophyton floccosum

Indications and usage 

INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
LUZU (luliconazole) Cream, 1% is an azole antifungal indicated for the topical treatment of interdigital tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis caused by the organisms Trichophyton rubrum and Epidermophyton floccosum, in patients 18 years of age and older.

Contraindications

None.

Precautions

Adverse reactions

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common adverse reactions observed in clinical trials were application site reactions, which occurred in less than 1% of subjects.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Medicis, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC at 1-800-321-4576 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See PACKAGE INSERT for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION and Medication Guide.

Dosage and administration 

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
 For topical use only. Not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.

Interdigital Tinea Pedis: LUZU Cream, 1% should be applied to the affected and immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for two weeks.

Tinea Cruris and Tinea Corporis: LUZU Cream, 1% should be applied to the affected skin and immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for one week.

How supplied

DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

Cream, 1%

Reference

Package insert data:   [Accessed: Jan 2014]

Reference(s)

National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed Database.
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