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LUZU is approved to treat athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.

Before starting treatment with LUZU, be sure to read the Patient Information section of the Prescribing Information that comes with your prescription.

  • What is LUZU?
    LUZU is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat athlete’s foot that is between the toes, jock itch, and ringworm.
  • What should I tell my doctor before using LUZU?
    Before using LUZU, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
    • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if LUZU will harm your unborn baby.
    • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if LUZU passes into your breast milk.
    Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
  • How do I use LUZU?
    Apply LUZU once daily for 2 weeks if you have athlete’s foot between the toes, and once daily for 1 week if you have jock itch or ringworm. Apply to the affected area and within a 1-inch margin of the surrounding healthy skin, then wash hands after using. It is important to use LUZU as directed by your doctor and to follow these prevention tips.
  • How soon does LUZU work?
    Results for treating athlete's foot between the toes are typically seen 4 weeks after treatment, and may take up to 6 weeks. Results for treating jock itch and ringworm are typically seen 3 weeks after treatment, and may take up to 4 weeks.
  • What are the common side effects of LUZU?
    LUZU may cause skin reactions at the treatment site, such as skin irritation. Seek medical advice from your doctor if you have any skin reactions on areas treated with LUZU. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
  • Can I save money on LUZU?
    Eligible patients can enjoy a $25 co-pay.* Click here to see if you qualify.
  • Who gets fungal infections?
    Anyone can get infected with athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm because they are very contagious. Many people who get them play sports, but you can get infected even if you aren’t an athlete.
  • How can/did I get a fungal infection?
    These infections are caused by a certain type of fungus that grows best in warm and moist places, like around pools, in shower areas, the inside of shoes, and damp clothing. Walking barefoot in public places with damp surfaces, wearing tight clothing, and sharing shoes and clothing are several ways you can get fungal infections.
  • What are the different types of fungal infections?
    Athlete’s foot (interdigital tinea pedis) occurs between the toes and is the most common fungal infection. Jock itch (tinea cruris) affects the groin, inner thighs, and buttocks and is common in people with tight underwear or who sweat heavily. Ringworm (tinea corporis) usually impacts the chest, arms, or legs.
  • I have tried over-the-counter products but they haven’t helped. What should I do?
    Consult your doctor about proper treatment and care. Ask how LUZU (luliconazole) Cream, 1% can help clear athlete’s foot between the toes, jock itch, and ringworm.