What is Nizral (Ketoconazole) used for?
Nizral (Ketoconazole) is given as a treatment for fungal infections occurring on the nails and skin and other fungal infections occurring elsewhere in the body. The active ingredient in this drug is known as an azole antifungal, and it works by inhibiting the growth of the fungus. Apart from these uses, it may also be given to patients suffering from Cushing's syndrome, protozoal infections, prostate cancer or high blood calcium levels caused by illnesses.
How should I use Nizral (Ketoconazole)?
Nizral (Ketoconazole) tablets are usually taken once per day. Your physician may increase your dose if your condition is serious or if it shows no signs of improvement. It may take several weeks or months for your treatment to be completed. If this medication has been prescribed to you, you must continue to take it unless your physician tells you not to.
What are the side effects of Nizral (Ketoconazole)?
Patients taking Nizral (Ketoconazole) to treat fungal infections or other conditions may experience side effects, such as:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects worsen, or if you experience mood changes or changes in vision.
In rare cases, this drug has been known to cause serious liver problems. Discuss the potential risks and benefits of this drug with your physician before you take it.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nizral (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.