Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole)
What is Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) used for?
Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) is a topical anti-fungal medicine used to treat fungal skin infections. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. This makes it useful for treating conditions such as ringworm, athlete`s foot, jock itch, seborrhoeic dermatitis, or candida skin infections. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole)?
Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) should always be used according to the instructions of your doctor and those included with the packaging to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One or two daily applications are normally applied to the affected area, but your individual directions will depend on your current health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Thoroughly rinse and dry the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole)?
Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) may lead to side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur including severe redness or oozing of the skin, eye redness, severe irritation, or intense burning sensations. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have any other chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected health problems to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Nizoral Cream (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 Cream (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.