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Nizoral Shampoo
(Ketoconazole)

Manufacturer : Mcneil-Consumer Healthcare
Formulation : Shampoo

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Nizoral Shampoo /Ketoconazole used for?

This medication is used to treat patients with tinea (pityriasis) versicolor which is presumed to be caused by Pityrosporum orbiculare (Malassezia furfur or M. orbiculare), a fungus found naturally on skin surfaces of animals and humans. Pityrosporum orbiculare normally causes hypopigmentation on the chest or the back.

How should Nizoral Shampoo /Ketoconazole be stored?

Store at room temperature. Keep away from light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Nizoral Shampoo/Ketoconazole ?

Make sure the affected skin area is damp. Apply the Nizoral Shampoo onto the affected skin area. Lather a wide margin surrounding and on the area and then leave in place for 5 minutes. Rinse the lather off with water.

When should Nizoral Shampoo /Ketoconazole not be taken?

Do not use Nizoral Shampoo if you are allergic or are hypersensitive to Nizoral Shampoo or its active ingredient ketoconazole. Contact immergency help if you experience the following allergic reaction: generalized rash, skin reactions, severe swelling, or shortness of breath.

What precautions should I follow when taking Nizoral Shampoo /Ketoconazole ?

This medication is for external use only, do not ingest. Before using Nizoral Shampoo, avoid contact with eyes or mouth. Let your doctor know before using Nizoral Shampoo if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Nizoral Shampoo /Ketoconazole ?

Do not use Nizoral Shampoo if you are allergic or are hypersensitive to Nizoral Shampoo or its active ingredient ketoconazole. Contact immergency help if you experience the following allergic reaction: generalized rash, skin reactions, severe swelling, or shortness of breath.

When should Nizoral Shampoo /Ketoconazole not be taken?

Severe: Contact immergency help if you experience the following allergic reaction: generalized rash, skin reactions, severe swelling, or shortness of breath.

Common: Hair discoloration and abnormal hair texture, itching, burning sesnation, removal or the curl from permanently waved hair, alopecia, rash, skin irritation, hypersensitivity, rash, and dry skin.

Other: None.

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