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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

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


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Is it harmful to take a 200mg ketoconazole that is a year and a half old? I have the same rash again that required the medication in the first place.

Is it harmful to take a 200mg ketoconazole that is a year and a half old? I have the same rash again that required the medication in the first place.

Old medications: What is the condition of the pills? Is there an "off odor" in the bottle? Generally medications are safe to take if older but over time they may lose potency or as some - like cheap aspirin - start to decompose. You could try taking the course - it might take a little longer to resolve and if it doesn't - ask for a refill. Good luck ...Read more

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I started to have rashes on gorin area, doctors prescribed ketoconazole for me for months and this is curing the rashes very effectively. However I searched about the risk of fatal liver problem of the drug. Should I keep taking the drug?

I started to have rashes on gorin area, doctors prescribed ketoconazole for me for months and this is curing the rashes very effectively. However I searched about the risk of fatal liver problem of the drug. Should I keep taking the drug?

Check with your PCP: The risk is very low when using ketoconazole in pulsed therapy (once per week for an extended period of time). Your risk of developing a problem with any drug depends on your particular constellation of medical problems. As long as you don't have a predisposition to developing liver damage and your doctor monitors you during treatment, you should be fine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after expiration are ketoconazole tablets good?

How long after expiration are ketoconazole tablets good?

Check dates: Expiration dates matter.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm251658.htm

Best to dispose of med in proper manner. Check w/ your doc, med given before may not be appropriate now - ie new treatments, changes in your body, new med interactions etc.. ...Read more

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I am very scared to take ketoconazole pills. How bad is it?

Potential: Side effects. Here is info: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ketoconazole-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Can ketoconazole cause your ankles to swell?

Can ketoconazole cause your ankles to swell?

Allergic reaction.: Any medication can cause an allergic reaction in which swelling could be a possible outcome, especially if the swelling of the ankles occurred directly after taking the ketoconazole. I would consider discontinuing the medication. ...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

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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, that's why it is contraindicated in people with liver disease. ...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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Is it okay to use ketoconazole for ringworms on my face?

Is it okay to use ketoconazole for ringworms on my face?

Ringworm: Yes, Ketoconazole topical treatment is safe to use on the face two times a day for a week. If there is no improvement, however, after 48 hours, you should have the rash seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Would ketoconazole help with a ring worm?

Would ketoconazole help with a ring worm?

Yes: Yes it can be used for ringworm but I would talk to a doctor so they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss with you how to properly use this medication. ...Read more

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How can you treat ringworms if you're allergic to ketoconazole pills?

How can you treat ringworms if you're allergic to ketoconazole pills?

See below: Most of "ringworm" except the ones involving scalp are treated with topical creams. Ringworm on scalp is best treated by griseofulvins. ...Read more

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Recently, I have been taking ketoconazole pills and I broke it what I think is hives what should I do?

Recently, I have been taking ketoconazole pills and I broke it what I think is hives what should I do?

Let your doctor know: The possibility of allergy to the ketoconazole would be low since you have been taking for some time. Also, by your description, my impression is that this has been progressing slowly, and not all of a sudden with associated breathing problems, swelling, nausea or dizziness (signs of anaphylaxis). Hive suppression with cetirizine could work if it is determined that you need the ketoconazole ...Read more

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I m using ketoconazole 2% for ring worms. It responde but after few days/month ring worm reapers. Using it from last 2 years.?

Ringworm: It is important to continue to use the cream for an extra week, even after the rash disappears, since small amounts of fungus can still exist in the skin. You can use ketoconazole three times a day. If ketoconazole doesn't cure the ringworm, then oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) or ketoconazole tablets can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Have some wound that has developed into a bigger size since I have it, located in the middle of my dick shaft. Now only applying Ketoconazole.

Have some wound that has developed into a bigger size since I have it, located in the middle of my dick shaft. Now only applying Ketoconazole.

Lesion on penis: F/U with doctor/ ER/ urgent care may be chancre of syphilis and you need benzothine penicillin. or chancroid (Rocephin 250 mg, or zithromax, cipro (ciprofloxacin) or erythromycin) lymphgranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale (doxycycline 100 BID x 21 days). Ketaconazole is only for fungus.Less likely to be herpes as that is usually multiple. Or behcet's an autoimmune disease is less likely treat w/ cochicine ...Read more

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My nephew who will be eight weeks thursday has dry patches of skin in the t-zone. He has lots of flakes in his hair also. Suggestions? Ketoconazole?

My nephew who will be eight weeks thursday has dry patches of skin in the t-zone. He has lots of flakes in his hair also. Suggestions? Ketoconazole?

Hydration baths: At his age, I like to stay away from any prescription medications unless it is truly necessary. Try to bath him in luke warm water with dove liquid soap. After rinsing his skin, while still soaking wet, thinly rub in vasaline petroleum jelly for thirty seconds, then towel dry. This should alieve most of his dryness and scaling. ...Read more

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I m using ketoconazole 2% for ring worms. It responde but after few days/month ring worm reapers. Using it from last 2 years. Just read that this crea?

Incomplete question: One cardinal rule of treatment is the right treatment will seldom if ever work for the wrong diagnosis. You likely have something else. Your local doc or dermatologist could confirm or exclude the label and get you on a better treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can I use ketoconazole in my penis?

Can I use ketoconazole in my penis?

OTC medications: Yes, of course. This is a common and normal anti-fungal medication safe for topical use. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nizoral (ketoconazole)?

Betnovate is a: Trade name for betamethasone, a topical steroid. Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an anti-yeast/fungal, occasionally causes nauses. All drugs have allergies. ...Read more

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Nizoral (ketoconazole) contains SLS and Parabens. True Or False?

Here is a list of th: Ingredients in Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream:purified water, propylene glycol, cetyl alcohol, stearyl
alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, sodium sulphite
(E221) and isopropyl myristate. Remember if generic is given other ingredients may be found ...Read more

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Can ketoconazole cause acne?

Can ketoconazole cause acne?

No: In fact it is a mild anti-androgen and is even used as an adjunct treatment. I'd look for another cause for your flare-up. ...Read more

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Using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo helps person suffering from alpoecia?

Using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo helps person suffering from alpoecia?

Possibly: There is data to suggest that male pattern alopecia may benefit from use of ketoconazole topically, although not approved for usage by fda. Currently only approved usage is for dandruff and seborrheic scalp dermatitis. ...Read more

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