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Overview

Introduction

AF-K Lotion is a combination of two antifungal medicines that effectively treat fungal skin infections and dandruff. It kills the fungi that cause the infection and relieves itching and irritation.

AF-K Lotion is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. Wash your hands before and after application of the medicine. If it gets into your eyes, nose, or mouth rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine.

This medicine is usually safe to use with no common side effects. However, consult with your doctor if you experience application site reactions such as burning, redness, and itching of skin.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine for dandruff. The medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Side effects of AF-K Lotion

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use AF-K Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How AF-K Lotion works

AF-K Lotion is a combination of two antifungal medicines: Ketoconazole and Zinc pyrithione. It works by destroying the cell membrane of fungi that cause dandruff.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
AF-K Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of AF-K Lotion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Patient Concerns

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Hi, I'm having jock itch and it doesn't irritate all time rather frequently it comes and looks like its spreading. what all medications can I take for it.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Use ebernet cream-twice daily for 2months continuouslyApply AF -K lotion - once daily 15mins before bath in wet skin over those areas
My daughter is having severe hair fall problem. She is having dandruff infection on scalp. Using AF-K lotion. But still the problem persists. Pl advise.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Please check hemoglobin , serum ferritin and thyroid function testTab Keraglo Eva once daily for 3 months
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References
  1. Ketoconazole. High Wycombe, Bucks: Janssen-Cilag Ltd.; 1998 [revised 8 Feb. 2019]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Zinc pyrithione. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Ketoconazole. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. PubChem. Zinc pyrithione. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Systopic Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 101, Pragati Chambers, Commercial Complex, Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi-110008
MRP
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