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Acvaketo 2% Shampoo

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Product introduction

Acvaketo 2% Shampoo is an anti-fungal medicine used for treatment of dandruff. It kills and inhibits the growth of microorganisms that cause dandruff. It also hydrates the scalp and provides relief from itchiness and flakiness associated with dandruff.

Acvaketo 2% Shampoo is for external use only. Use it in the exact dose and duration advised by your doctor. Read the instructions thoroughly before using the medicine. Do not use it more than the recommended dose. Continue using for as long as the doctor has prescribed. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In the case of accidental contact, rinse it off thoroughly with cold water.


Common side effects of this medicine include burning, itching, irritation and redness at the application site. Occasionally it can cause thinning of your hair. These are not usually serious, but if they persist or get worse, let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways to reduce or treat them.


Before using Acvaketo 2% Shampoo, inform your doctor if you have a known history of allergic reaction to ketoconazole or any of the ingredients in this product. Let your doctor also know if you have recently used another medicine that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. To make sure it is safe, pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.


Uses of Acvaketo Shampoo

Benefits of Acvaketo Shampoo

In Treatment of Dandruff

Acvaketo 2% Shampoo is used to treat dandruff, hydrate the scalp, soothe the scalp, and provide relief from scaliness, flakiness, and itchiness. Regular use of Acvaketo 2% Shampoo can help manage these symptoms and promote a healthier scalp. It also infuses nutrients in skin cells to fight environmental toxins and maintains the strength of skin’s barrier function. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Acvaketo Shampoo

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acvaketo

  • Abnormal hair texture
  • Application site tingling

How to use Acvaketo Shampoo

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.

How Acvaketo Shampoo works

Acvaketo 2% Shampoo is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
No interaction found/established
Breast feeding
No interaction found/established
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Acvaketo Shampoo?

If you miss a dose of Acvaketo 2% Shampoo, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Acvaketo 2% Shampoo is used for the treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the skin and scalp such as dandruff.
  • Leave the shampoo on for three to five minutes before rinsing.
  • Take care to avoid getting it in your eyes. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Your usual shampoo can be used as necessary between treatment with Acvaketo 2% Shampoo.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azole derivatives {Imidazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Interaction with drugs

Taking Acvaketo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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My scalp is very dry I do not apply hair oil because it makes my face oily What should i do to get rid of dry scalp?
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Dry could be dandruffScales are there due to dandruff
Dandruff and skin allergy due to dandruff, rashes on skin due to dandruff
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Due SCALPE LOTION - thrice weekly on alternate day for 4wks. . Kip it for 5mins in wet scalp and wash offPost pictures of the allegyPlz post a picture wch will help me to diagnose and treat use proper light else plz visit a dermatologist for a face to face consultation and examination
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References

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Marketer details

Name: Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Address: Ajanta House, Charkop, Kandivli West, Mumbai 400 067, India
Country of origin: India

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