What is Nizral (Ketoconazole) used for?
Nizral (Ketoconazole) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from a wide variety of fungal infections. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of fungus cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This action makes it useful for treating conditions such as vaginal thrush, or candida infections of the skin, mucous membranes, mouth, or throat. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nizral (Ketoconazole)?
Nizral (Ketoconazole) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nizral (Ketoconazole)?
The use of Nizral (Ketoconazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include severe headaches, faintness, severe fatigue, vomiting, or signs of liver problems such as intense stomach pain, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Nizral (Ketoconazole) should not be administered to patients who are allergic to ketoconazole or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected complications to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your treatment.
Strictly use Nizral (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.
Nizral 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.