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Ketoconazole - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Ketoconazole

Generic Name : Ketoconazole
Pronunciation : kee toe koe' na zole
Latest prescription information about Ketoconazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Fungicides
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Ketoconazole

India : 

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International : 

Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
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Why is Ketoconazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anti-fungal agent, prescribed for jock itch, athlete's foot and other infections.  It interferes with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and kills fungi.

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When should Ketoconazole not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who are taking terfenadine or astemizole, cisapride, triazolam and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ketoconazole?

Adult- The oral dose range is 200-400 mg daily. Topical formulations are administered over affected areas once or twice daily.

How should Ketoconazole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a cream to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ketoconazole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, alcoholism, blood problems (eg, prophyria), any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.

What are the side effects of Ketoconazole?

Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fever, chills, sensitivity to light, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, breast enlargement in male, impotence, decrease in platelet counts and white blood cells, anemia, projection of skull bone, hair loss.

What are the other precautions for Ketoconazole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ketoconazole?

Store it at room temperature.


<>Schedule : HPrescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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mariobros, United States

Still can use Ketodan after 10 days.

karki, India

how can we get in gujarat,skin hygiene,ketoconzalo soap,dewcare concept?

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