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Dr. Ira Katz
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Nizoral (Overview)

Nizoral is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


Dr. Ira Katz
100 doctors shared insights

Nizoral (Overview)

Nizoral is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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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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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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Have had bouts of balanitis. Recently went to urologist & prescribed nizoral% cream. How long should I take it for? He said 1wk. Any thoughts pls?

Up to 2-3 weeks : Nizoral (ketoconazole) , an anti-fungal cream , usually improves a rash within 1-3 weeks if indeed it is used for the proper indication ( fungal or yeast skin infection). ...Read more

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Do i need to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo daily for removing dandruff from oily scalp?

Do i need to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo daily for removing dandruff from oily scalp?

No: Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo is useful, but you can use it every other day, leave it on for at least 5 minutes. ...Read more

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I am suffering from excessive hairfall, I have oily dandruff, I have used Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo but it has made my hair very rough and frizzy, what can I do?

I am suffering from excessive hairfall, I have oily dandruff, I have used Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo but it has made my hair very rough and frizzy, what can I do?

Over-washing hair?: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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I have really dry irritable scalp i'm 3 months pregnant is it safe to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo to fight it?

Dandruff & pregnancy: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is pregnancy category c, so we don't know what effect it may have on baby. We do sometimes use pregnancy category c meds in pregnancy but only when absolutely necessary. There are pregnancy category b shampoos like Loprox Shampoo that help with seborrheic dermatitis. ...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

Dr. Corey Clay
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

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