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KETOCONAZOLE
KETOCONAZOLE - CREAM

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

KETOCONAZOLE - CREAM

(kee-toe-CON-uh-zole)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Nizoral

Uses

This medication is used to treat a fungal skin infection.

How To Use

Clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication. To apply, gently massage a small amount of the medication to the affected area and surrounding skin. Continue to use the medication as prescribed for the full time prescribed. Stopping therapy too early may not clear the infection causing it to return. Cover with a bandage only if instructed to do so by your doctor. It may take one week before any improvement is seen. If no improvement is seen after 2 - 4 weeks, consult your doctor. Another medication may be necessary.

Side Effects

This medication may cause burning, stinging or redness when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Be sure your doctor knows your medical history, especially of: allergies. This medication should be used cautiously during pregnancy only if clearly needed. This medication may appear in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this cream.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: other skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

This medication is prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it for another infection or share it with someone else. Another infection later on may require a different medicine.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as possible but not if it is almost time for the next dose. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.

Storage

Store cream at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and sunlight. Do not freeze.