This medicine contains the active ingredient ketoconazole which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fungal agents. These medicines are used to treat and prevent fungal and yeast infections by invading the affected areas of the skin and killing the fungi or impeding their growth. Ketoconazole is prescribed for the treatment of fungal infections that affect groin area, toes and feet and skin folds. The most common symptoms are itching, burning, redness, rash and swelling.
Is Ketoconazole suitable for me?
Ketoconazole is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- If you have an allergy (hypersensitivity) to ketoconazole, or other ingredient of this medicine
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- if you have recently used a cream, ointment or lotion with steroid on your skin infection
Ketoconazole interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Ketoconazole?
This medicine is available in form of cream and shampoo.
You should take Ketoconazole exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. You will be prescribed dose according to your condition and needs.
- The cream is usually is used one or two times a day, for maximum of six weeks.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not apply two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Ketoconazole side effects?
Like all medicines ketoconazole can cause side effects at the application site, including:
- eczema (dermatitis),
- skin rash,
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.