Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone)
What is Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) used for?
Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) is a topical medication used to treat fungal skin infections causing dermatitis, athlete`s foot, or ringworm. It operates by interfering with the reproduction process of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control and eliminate the infection. This action relieves swelling, irritation, and redness associated with these conditions. It should be noted that this medication is only meant to treat fungal infections and will have no effect on those caused by bacteria or a virus. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone)?
Always use Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) according to your doctor`s directions to get the most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one daily application, but your individual instructions may differ depending on your age, weight, health condition, and symptom severity. Thoroughly wash and dry the area being treated prior to each application to remove dirt and loose skin. Apply a small amount of lotion to the affected area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the lotion from contacting other areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the lotion to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone)?
Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are intense stinging or pain, intense headaches, faintness, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Inform your doctor as soon as any worrying or serious side effects occur to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) is only meant to be used externally and should be applied carefully around sensitive areas or mucous membranes. Do not apply the medication to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be administered to patients who are under the age of eighteen or allergic to its ingredients. You are also advised to inform your doctor of any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected complications to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Strictly use Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) 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.
Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) 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.