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I have been prescribed 400mg of ketoconazole once a month for six months to treat tinea versicolor will this small dosage work and will it take the fu?

I have been prescribed 400mg of ketoconazole once a month for six months to treat tinea versicolor will this small dosage work and will it take the fu?

Maybe: Topical antifungal medications containing 2.5% selenium sulfide shampoo are usually recommended. Oral antifungal options include 400 mg of ketoconazole or Fluconazole in a single dose, or ketoconazole 200 mg daily for 7 days. These regimens may be made more effective by having the patient exercise 1–2 hours after taking the antifungal, to induce sweating. ...Read more

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Ketoconazole (Definition)

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I take a very small amount of ketoconazole for tinea versicolor, two pills every six months. Will this small amount effect my testosterone production?

I take a very small amount of ketoconazole for tinea versicolor, two pills every six months. Will this small amount effect my testosterone production?

Probably temporary: From my reading on your questions, orally administered ketoconazole can indeed affect testosterone synthesis. However, since you only take it every six months, even if you take a "hit" in terms of testosterone synthesis for a few days to a week or so, you ought to be fine. ...Read more

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Had rash for two months first the doctor said it was ringworm and px me topical cream ketoconazole 2%then it spread got px with ketoconazole tab worse?

Had rash for two months first the doctor said it was ringworm and px me topical cream ketoconazole 2%then it spread got px with ketoconazole tab worse?

See a dermatologist.: Typical ringworm or tinea corporis, can typically be treated with over the counter or presciption terbinafine or nystatin. Ketoconazole is a great drug, but typically used for a special type of fungus called tinea versicolor--different from tinea corporis. It sounds like you need a different oral antifungal than ketoconazole--see your derm. If no response, your derm will recommend a biopsy. ...Read more

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Could ketoconazole 2% cure candida?

Ye, you can use: topical ketoconazole for 10 day or treatment systemic therapy with fluconazole. However, you should see a medical doctor as well so that any underlying health problems can be treated. ...Read more

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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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Can you use ketoconazole on face before facial?

Depends: Would use a gentle cleanser instead of shampoo(ketoconazole) and would not use any creams before a f acial as they must be remove prior and may interfere with the process. ...Read more