Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone)
What is Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) used for?
Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) is a topical lotion used to treat dermatitis affecting the skin. It contains antifungal medications that operate by slowing or preventing the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. This medication will have no effect on infections caused by bacteria or a virus. Your physician may prescribe this lotion to be used along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone)?
Always use Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) strictly according to your physician's instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one daily administration to the affected area, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the lotion thoroughly clean and dry the area to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of lotion, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly clean your hands using soap and water after each administration to prevent the lotion from contacting other areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone)?
Some patients using Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) may experience side effects such as:
Stop using the lotion and contact your physician immediately if any serious or worrying symptoms occur such as severe burning sensations, dizziness, faintness, or signs of allergic reactions such as hives, intense skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone) is only meant for external use and should be kept away from sensitive areas such as the mucous membranes. This medication should not be applied to skin that is broken or damaged, to patients under the age of eighteen, or allergic to any of its ingredients. You are also advised to inform your physician of any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected complications during use.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithinone). 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.