Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)
What is Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) used for?
Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) is an antifungal shampoo prescribed to treat patients with dandruff or seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp. It operates by destroying or stopping the reproduction of fungal cells allowing the infection to be destroyed naturally. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)?
Always use Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally applied once daily while showering, but your particular instructions will depend on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse your hair prior to use to remove any loose skin or dirt. Apply a small amount of shampoo to the scalp, rub it to create lather covering the entire area, and allow it to soak for several minutes so that it may be absorbed into the skin. Thoroughly rinse the shampoo out of the hair while preventing it from contacting your eyes or other mucous membranes. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) include:
Immediately inform your physician about any more intense or severe side effects you experience being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention may be required in more serious cases.
Do not apply Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. You are also suggested to not use the medication if you are allergic to ketoconazole or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nizral Shampoo (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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.