|Trade names||Luzu, Luzarn, Lulicon, others|
|Drug class||Antifungal (imidazole)|
|Main uses||Athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm|
|Side effects||Itchiness, pain|
- In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
|Molar mass||354.27 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Luliconazole, sold under the brand name Luzu among others, is a medication used to treat athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It is applied to the area affected.
Common side effects include itchiness and pain. Other side effects may include contact dermatitis. Safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding is unclear. It is in the imidazole family of medications.
Luliconazole was approved for medical use in the United States in 2013. In the United States it costs about 490 USD for a 60 gram tube of cream as of 2021.
Spectrum of activity
This includes dermatophytes such as Trichophyton rubrum and Epidermophyton floccosum.
It is used once per day for 1 to 2 weeks. It comes as a 1% cream.