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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
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
Hello I'm Casper. I recently got really bad psoriasis. I've had it a little bit in the past but it's almost all over my body now. Have tried Nizoral (ketoconazole).
Get serious Rx: Listen, Casper. You're going to need prescription-strength Rx and long-term care by a dermatologist. Home, over-the-counter and "pop" / "natural" remedies will fail. Good luck with this. ...Read more
Shifting clouds?: Not sure what you mean by "shifting clouds". Please resubmit question. In general, it is not advisable to use expired medication. ...Read more
I have little sand like grains on my scalp with a slight itch. I have been using Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2%. It does not help with this issue.
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I have a reoccurring rash that has been treated in the past with Nizoral (ketoconazole) and ketaconozole. Is there something OTC I can get to replace?
Begin with diagnosis: Ketoconazole is generic version of Nizoral (ketoconazole). Neither is effective for "recurring rash" unless it is seborrheic dermatitis or fungus or yeast. Suppose you have something else? Then you will find best relief by using whatever is indicated for that diagnosis. I suggest you consult a skin DR (dermatologist). ...Read more
No: No it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nizoral (ketoconazole): Nizoral has a broader spectrum of antifungal coverage than naftin (naftifine). Naftin (naftifine) indicated for trichophyton fungal infections (athlete's foot, jock rash) whereas Nizoral also covers candida (yeast) fungal infections which is commonly associated with balanitis. ...Read more
You Can: Head and shoulders typically has selenium sulfide in it which has a different mechanism of action that Nizoral (ketoconazole-an antifungal). These topicals are typically used to treat seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff. Because each works differently, you may get more of an affect using both. Good luck! ...Read more
Using nizoral (ketoconazole) for facialseborrheic dermatitis. Eases itching but not scaling. What are my best otc options for the scaling?
Seborrheic Dermatiti: You may need an intermittent topical steroid. There is a product called Promiseb which is a nonsteroidal option that can help. I have also had good results with the Avar family of products. You will need to see your dermatologist for prescriptions. Seb derm is controllable, you shouldn't have to live with the flaking. The flaking is in response to the chronic inflammation and is NOT dry skin ...Read more
Pls help! Been on Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream 2percnt for 1 n half weeks now for recurring balanitis. So far little improvment. Will it get better? Its depressing
= irritating / itchy rashes on glans penis in those having long foreskin usually with poor hygiene;
= may be acute or chronically recurring;
= key rx is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. ...Read more
Yes: See a gyn if in distress.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Use max 2-3 times a week. Any more will dry your hair out ...Read more
What to do if I have both psoriasis and dandruff, can I use t-gel and Nizoral (ketoconazole) together?
Technically: I would just use the T gel alone for a month and see if it treats both conditions. ...Read more
If after 3 weeks of using Nizoral, scalp is still itching? Btw, almost no dandruff and flacking. What to try next?
Possible causes: I cannot give you a straight answer because there are still a number of possibilities. I am assuming that you have tried a number of OTC products in addition to Nizoral. For those with psoriasis of the scalp. Patients may respond to a steroid shampoo. Head lice is a also a remote possibility. I would recommend seeing a physician to access other possible differentials. ...Read more
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?
I have dandruff problem due to which hairfall is occurring. How can I stop this? Even I am using Nizoral shampoo fr a day it works nt much help.
Earlier I'd used Nizoral, (ketoconazole) 8x shampoos fr dandruff. Now a days they are not showing any effect. I was suggested Tony&Guy. Is it good? If not, pls suggest
Have you tried: A coal tar shampoo such as T/Gel? These can be very effective, especially when the other shampoos are no longer working. Alternatives (if you have not tried them) are selenium sulfide or salicylic acid shampoos. As with many long term treatments, it is usually best to alternate use of different types so that the scalp does not develop a resistance (or tachyphylaxis) to a single agent. Good luck! ...Read more
Does using minoxdil (10%), Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo and bionit tablets daily will help me in alopecia?
Yes: Minoxidil will help if used every day for years. Possibly the 10% is slightly more effective than 2%. Oral finasteride or dutasteride are more effective and are often used with minoxidil. The oral therapy is safe and cheap. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is good for dandruff but does not enable more hair. Bionit tablets of all kinds, including biotin, have NO effect on the amount of hair on your head. ...Read more