Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole)
What is Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) used for?
Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) is an antifungal cream used to treat a variety of skin infections, such as ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot, tinea versicolor and yeast infections of the skin. The active ingredient in this cream is a type of azole antifungal, which treats these conditions by inhibiting the growth of the fungus.
How should I use Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole)?
Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) should be applied directly to the affected area, and to some of the skin surrounding the affected area. This cream is normally applied once per day for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. Avoid covering the application site unless told to do so by your physician. Do not get any of this cream in the mouth, nose or vagina, and remember to continue using it until you have used the entire prescribed amount unless your physician tells you otherwise.
What are the side effects of Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole)?
Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) may cause some side effects where it is applied, such as:
If you notice any other more side effects, or if these side effects worsen you should tell your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.