Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)
What is Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) used for?
Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) is a medicated shampoo prescribed to treat patients with fungal scalp infections. It operates by slowing the reproduction or destroying fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. This action can prevent symptoms such as dry scalp, flaking of the skin, scalp inflammation, or hair loss. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)?
Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally used once or twice each week depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Apply the medication just like any other shampoo by wetting the hair to remove any dirt or loose skin, applying a small amount of medicine, creating lather, and gently massaging it into the scalp. It is recommended to wait five to ten minutes before rinsing the hair to allow the medicine to be absorbed into the skin. Thoroughly rinse the shampoo from the hair while preventing it from contacting the eyes or other mucous membranes to prevent unexpected health problems. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)?
Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if any serious symptoms appear including oily scalp, severe burning or itchiness, oozing from treated skin, or eye irritation. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced administration frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using this medication if your are allergic to ketoconazole or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor about any chronic health conditions you have that may cause complications during treatment to ensure the necessary adjustments are made to your regimen.
Strictly use Nizral 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.
Nizral 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.