Is a prescription needed for nizoral (ketoconazole)?

Mostly yes. You can buy ketoconazole shampoo over the counter (without a prescription). Otherwise forms (such as cream for the skin or medication to be taken orally) require a prescription.

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What is another shampoo has ketoconazole in it with no prescription? I have a yeast rash on my back that causes flaking and discoloration.

Tinea versicolor. Most mild cases of tinea versicolor only need a special “shampoo” or cream. The shampoo is used like a soap on the affected skin. If it covers a large part of your body, or if it doesn’t get better with the shampoo or cream, you might need oral treatment. Your doctor will decide if you need pills. Topical antifungal medications, topical selenium sulfide, and topiical zinc pyrithion are 1st line. Read more...

Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo

No. Lots of internet nonsense about this. Ketoconazole shampoos kill yeast organisms in the scalp, which reduces seborrhea ("dandruff"), but has no effect on hair growth. There is no credible evidence that topical caffeine will grow your hair. Oral finasteride will decrease DHT (and hair loss), but you'll need a prescription for that, and there are potential side effects that you should know about. Read more...

Is there another shampoo like ketoconazole I have a yeast skin infection and I'm out of the prescription shampoo?

There are over the. counter creams like Lamisil (terbinafine) AT or Lotrimin AF that you can get without prescription. Or Monistat that will work too. Read more...
Most OTC Dandruff. shampoos have anti fungal properties because fungal infections contribute to dandruff.. Pyrithione, Selenium Sulfide, and Ketoconozole are the ingredients you should look for. Topical anti-fungal creams are also available. Ketoconazole might be the most effect of the three. Alternatively you can contact your doctor for a refill. Rx shampoos may have these ingredients in higher concentrations. Read more...