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Overview

Introduction

Danket Shampoo is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, Dhobie Itch, thrush, ringworm and dry, flaky skin. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Danket Shampoo should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need – it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use it for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. You can help the medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry and washing your hands before and after treating the infection. Make sure not to leave it on scalp for more than of 5 minutes.

The most common side effects of using this medicine include a burning sensation and irritation, dryness, peeling or blistering of the skin. These are not usually serious, but you should call your doctor if you think you might have a severe allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea. Get emergency help if this happens. Avoid direct contact of the medicine with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

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 cream that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor if it is safe.

Uses of Danket Shampoo

Side effects of Danket Shampoo

Common
  • Dryness
  • Hair discoloration
  • Abnormal hair texture

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dryness
    Use mild cleansing creams or soaps rather than harsh or perfumed ones. Use warm water (not hot) and do not spend too long in the bath or shower. Long bathing hours or using harsh soaps can wash away natural oils. Dry your skin gently with a towel and apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Do not use alcohol-based products on your skin. Choose clothing fabrics that will not irritate your skin.
  • Coping with Hair discoloration
    Speak to your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing this side effect if it bothers you. They may be able to reduce your dose or prescribe you alternate medicines. If your condition gets worse or does not improve, ask about any hair products which can be used along with this medicine.

How to use Danket Shampoo

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

How Danket Shampoo works

Danket 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
Breastfeeding
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 Danket Shampoo?

If you miss a dose of Danket 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.

Alternate Brands

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

  • Danket 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 Danket Shampoo.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Danket 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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Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
Fungal infections on body & face
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks.Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month.Send pictures for better diagnosis and treatment
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FAQs

Q. What is Danket? What is it used for?

Danket is an antifungal medication used to control scaling, flaking and itching caused by dandruff. Dandruff is caused by excessive growth of Pityrosporum orbiculare (Malassezia furfur), which is part of normal skin flora. It is also used to treat irregular white or brown patches which occur on the body and sometimes appear after being in the sun (tinea/pityriasis versicolor). Regular application of Danket on the scalp relieves itching and discomfort in people suffering from dandruff.

Q. How often should I use Danket?

If you are using it to treat dandruff, you should use it only twice weekly and if you are using it to prevent dandruff, then use it once weekly. Do not use Danket more often than directed.

Q. How should I apply Danket?

You should first wash your hair or affected area thoroughly with water. Then apply a small amount of Danket on the scalp. Massage properly to form lather. Leave it for 3-5 minutes, then thoroughly rinse with water. If you have long and thick hair, you can wash with your usual shampoo first and then use Danket.

Q. Can Danket be used in kids?

No, Danket is not approved for kids and the safety in the children is yet to be known. Refrain from self-medicating this medication in children or yourself and consult your doctor for advice.

Q. I have started using Danket. By when can I expect to start seeing the improvements?

The symptoms of the infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment. However, the signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. Do not stop applying this medicine before the duration advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.

Q. Can Danket affect vision if it gets into the eye while washing hair?

Be careful while washing your hair and do not let the shampoo get into the eye. However, if it accidentally enters the eye, do not worry and wash your eyes gently with water.

Q. Is Danket an antibacterial agent?

No, Danket is not an antibacterial agent. It is an antifungal medicine which is used for the treatment of dandruff. Pityrosporum orbiculare (Malassezia furfur) is a fungus which plays an important role in the development of dandruff. Danket being an antifungal agent is very effective against the fungal infection causing the dandruff.

Q. What if someone accidentally swallows Danket?

Danket is meant for external use only and you should use it carefully so that it does not get into the mouth. Accidental swallowing is normally harmless but if you are worried, you should contact your doctor immediately.

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