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Danrof Shampoo

Product introduction

Danrof Shampoo is a combination of two antifungal medicines that effectively treat dandruff. It kills the fungi that cause the infection and relieves itching and irritation.

Danrof Shampoo is only meant for external use and should be used as advised 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. Make sure not to leave it on the scalp for more than 5 minutes.  If it gets into your eyes, nose, or mouth rinse it with water.

Danrof Shampoo is usually safe, however, it may cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. These side effects are usually mild and self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way Danrof Shampoo 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 Danrof Shampoo.

Uses of Danrof Shampoo

Benefits of Danrof Shampoo

In Treatment of Dandruff

Danrof Shampoo is used to control dandruff and gives relief from scaly, flaky, and itchy scalp. It stops the growth of fungus that causes dandruff. Regular use of Danrof Shampoo protects your scalp and prevents dandruff. Gently massage your scalp with Danrof Shampoo to loosen flakes. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Danrof 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 Danrof

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

How to use Danrof Shampoo

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

How Danrof Shampoo works

Danrof Shampoo 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

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No interaction found/established
Breast feeding
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No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Danrof Shampoo?

If you miss a dose of Danrof Shampoo, apply 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.

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Quick tips

  • Leave the shampoo on for three to five minutes before rinsing.
  • Take care to avoid getting Danrof Shampoo in your eyes. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Your usual shampoo can be used as necessary between treatments with Danrof Shampoo.
  • Do not use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Stop using Danrof Shampoo and inform your doctor if you notice any irritation or any other skin infection.
  • Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 2-4 weeks of treatment.

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Patient concerns

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
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
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


Q. Can I use Danrof Shampoo regularly?

You can use Danrof Shampoo for the duration as prescribed by your doctor. Apply on the scalp and leave for 1-2 minutes, massage and rinse well.

Q. Can Danrof Shampoo cause hair fall?

No Danrof Shampoo does not cause hair fall. Regular use of candid shampoo will reduce dandruff and chances of hair loss.

Q. What should I inform my doctor before using Danrof Shampoo?

Before using Danrof Shampoo, let your doctor know if you have a history of allergies or are allergic to any medicine.

Q. How long should I leave Danrof Shampoo on my scalp?

Do not leave Danrof Shampoo in contact with your hair or skin for more than the recommended duration as irritation or burning sensation may occur.

Q. Will I go bald if I have dandruff?

No, dandruff will not cause baldness. If the dandruff is severe and your scalp is very itchy, the scratching can make you to pull your hair out due to the trauma of scratching, but the hair will always grow back. Speak to your doctor if your hair fall increases.

Q. My hair is dry and brittle, will Danrof Shampoo damage my hair more?

Danrof Shampoo is to control dandruff on the scalp and not the hair. You may use the shampoo as a scalp treatment only, often sitting for 10 minutes, then rinse out and follow with regular shampoo and conditioner.

Q. Can stress cause dandruff?

Although stress is not the direct cause of dandruff it can trigger different scalp conditions, including dandruff.

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Country of origin: India

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