Luliconazole is an imidazole antifungal agent with a unique structure, as the imidazole moiety is incorporated into the ketene dithioacetate structure. Luliconazole is the R-enantiomer, and has more potent antifungal activity.
Lulidex(Luliconazole) Cream, 1% contains 1% luliconazole, an azole antifungal agent, in a white cream for topical application. Luliconazole is (2E)-2-[(4R)-4-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,3-dithiolan-2-ylidene]-2-imidazol-1-ylacetonitrile. The structural formula for Luliconazole is:
The molecular formula is C14H9Cl2N3S2 with a molecular weight of 354.28. Luliconazole is the R-enantiomer and contains one chiral center. 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.
Lulidex(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
For topical use only. Not for ophthalmic, oral or intravaginal use
Interdigital Tinea Pedis:
Lulidex Cream, should be applied to the affected and immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for two weeks
Tinea Cruris and Tinea Corporis:
Lulidex Cream, should be applied to the affected skin and immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for one week.
The potential of luliconazole to inhibit cytochrome P-450 (CYP) enzymes 1A2, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, and 3A4 was evaluated in vitro. Based on in vitro assessment, luliconazole at therapeutic doses, particularly when applied to patients with moderate to severe tinea cruris, may inhibit the activity of CYP2C19 and CYP3A4. However, no in vivo drug interaction trials have been conducted to evaluate the effect of luliconazole on other drugs that are substrates of CYP2C19 and CYP3A4. Luliconazole is not expected to inhibit CYPs 1A2, 2C9 and 2D6 based on in vitro assessment. The induction potential of luliconazole on CYP enzymes has not been evaluated.
Lulidex Cream is available in a pack of 20g tube
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