Ketoderm shampoo (Ketoconazole 2 %)


What is ketoderm shampoo?
Ketoderm is an antifungal. It treats fungal infections such as dandruff and ringworm of the body (tinea corporis), ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris or jock itch) and sun fungus (tinea versicolor, pityriasis versicolor).

What should my health care professionals know before I use ketoconazole?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • An unusual allergic reaction to ketoconazole, itraconazole, miconazole, sulfites, other foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breast-feeding
How should I use this medicine?
Ketoderm shampoo is for external use only.
  • Wet your hair and apply enough shampoo to wash the hair and scalp.
  • Gently massage shampoo over the entire scalp area and allow it to remain on your wet hair for 1 minute.
  • Rinse hair, and repeat the application of shampoo.
  • This time leave the shampoo on your hair for 3 minutes.
  • Rinse hair thoroughly.
  • Use twice a week (every 3 days) for 4 weeks.
  • Finish the full course prescribed by your health care professional even if you think your condition is better.
  • Do not stop using except on your health care professional's advice.

N.B: Some fungal infections can take many weeks or months of treatment to cure.

What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What are the drugs that may interact with ketoconazole?
Other skin products may affect the action of ketoconazole. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without consulting your health care professional. Tell him before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from using ketoconazole?
No serious side effects from the use of ketoconazole product.
Some rare side effects may occur like: skin irritation, burning, or itching.

Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature below 25 °C
Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE: This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions, or adverse effects for this drug. If you have questions about the drug (s) you are taking, check with your health care professional.

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