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Dr. James Krick
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Ketoconazole (Overview)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral fungal infections called thrush.


Dr. James Krick
176 doctors shared insights

Ketoconazole (Overview)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral fungal infections called thrush.


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Please describe the medication: ketoconazole?

Please describe the medication: ketoconazole?

Anti fungal: This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral fungal infections called thrush. ...Read more

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How long after starting to use ketoconazole shampoo will it take before the fungus is no longer visible on the skin?

How long after starting to use ketoconazole shampoo will it take before the fungus is no longer visible on the skin?

Depends: But, generally, if the medicine is working, initial results ahold be seen within 3 weeks as the skin takes 18-21 days to regenerate from the bottom layer to the top. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Class C: Ketoconazole is classified as a pregnancy class c medication. This means that there are animal studies that show adverse fetal effect but no controlled human studies or that there are no animal or human studies. Must weigh fetal risk vs maternal benefit. Would discuss with your md before using. ...Read more

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What is the uses and side-effect of yucomy (ketoconazole)?

What is the uses and side-effect of yucomy (ketoconazole)?

Antimicotic med: It is very effective in treating fungal infections. Taken orally can increase your liver enzymes, thats why it is contraindicated in people with liver disease. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced any negative side-effects from Nizoral (ketoconazole)?

Has anyone experienced any negative side-effects from Nizoral (ketoconazole)?

Certainly: All medications will have someone have a side effect that is less than desirable. It involves a lot of factors.....Ketooconazole should not be taken with erythromycin's and in some can cause liver problems. Most people do very well and it is safe enough to have the topical form over the counter. Oral is still a prescription. Talk to your prescribing doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix Dermovate and ketoconazole to treat ringworm?

Probably shouldn't: If it is definite that you have a fungal infection, which is commonly called ringworm you are better off just using the ketoconazole fungal cream and not using the steroid. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ketoconazole?

Anti fungal: This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral fungal infections called thrush. ...Read more

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