Ketoconazole Cream

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Ketoconazole cream, 2% contains the broad-spectrum synthetic antifungal agent, ketoconazole 2%, formulated in an aqueous cream vehicle consisting of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), cetyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitan monostearate and stearyl alcohol.

Ketoconazole is cis-1-acetyl-4-[4-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-(1H--imidazol-1-ylmethyl)-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl] piperazine and has the following structural formula:

Ketoconazole  Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C26H28CI2N4O4

Molecular Weight: 531.43

What are the possible side effects of ketoconazole topical (Extina, Kuric, Nizoral A-D, Nizoral Topical, Xolegel)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using ketoconazole topical and call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe itching, burning, or irritation where the medicine is applied;
  • oily or dry scalp, mild hair loss;
  • redness, pain, or oozing of treated skin areas; or
  • eye redness, swelling, or...

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What are the precautions when taking ketoconazole cream (Ketoconazole Cream)?

Before using ketoconazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungals such as clotrimazole, econazole, or miconazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Stinging, swelling, irritation, or redness of the treated skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: blistering, open sores.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using ketoconazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungals such as clotrimazole, econazole, or miconazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Ketoconazole Cream Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Extina, Kuric, Nizoral A-D, Nizoral Topical, Xolegel

Generic Name: ketoconazole topical (Pronunciation: kee toe KOE na zole)

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What is ketoconazole topical (Ketoconazole Cream)?

Ketoconazole topical is an antifungal medication. Ketoconazole topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Ketoconazole topical is used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and seborrhea (dry, flaking skin).

Ketoconazole topical is available as a cream, gel, and as a shampoo. The shampoo is used for the treatment of dandruff.

Ketoconazole topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ketoconazole topical (Ketoconazole Cream)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using ketoconazole topical and call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe itching, burning, or irritation where the medicine is applied;
  • oily or dry scalp, mild hair loss;
  • redness, pain, or oozing of treated skin areas; or
  • eye redness, swelling, or irritation.

Less serious side effects include:

  • mild skin itching or irritation;
  • dry skin; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about ketoconazole topical (Ketoconazole Cream)?

Use this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.

Do not use bandages or dressings over the treated skin areas, unless your doctor has told you to.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Wait at least 20 minutes after applying this medicine before you use cosmetics or sunscreen on the treated skin area. Do not wash the treated skin for at least 3 hours after applying ketoconazole topical.

Call your doctor if your condition does not improve within 2 weeks, or if your symptoms get worse.

Stop using ketoconazole topical and call your doctor if you have severe burning, irritation, redness, pain, or oozing where the medicine is applied.

Ketoconazole topical gel is flammable. Do not use it while you are smoking or near an open flame.

Do not use this medication on a child younger than 12 years old.

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