Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)
What is Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) used for?
Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) is a medicated shampoo prescribed to treat patients with fungal infections affecting the scalp. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of fungus cells to make it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)?
Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally applied once or twice each week while showering, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication rinse the hair to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of shampoo to the hair, create lather, and gently massage it into the scalp. You are suggested to allow the medicine to soak for five to ten minutes so that it may be absorbed into the scalp. Thoroughly rinse the shampoo out of your hair while preventing it from contacting your eyes or other mucous membranes to prevent unexpected health problems that may occur. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)?
Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are oily scalp, severe pain or burning, mild hair loss, severe skin irritation, or redness or swelling of the eyes. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) is only meant to be used externally and should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to ketoconazole or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.