Q. Is Finazole/Finazole shampoo safe?
Yes, all medicines (products) containing Finazole are safe at the recommended doses or when used at recommended frequency
Q. Is Finazole/ Finazole cream an antibiotic?
No, Finazole is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria. It belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents
Q. Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole OTC?
No, ketoconazole products are under schedule H and are available on producing a prescription from your doctor
Q. What is Finazole/Finazole cream/Phytoral ointment used for?
Finazole containing products such as creams and Phytoral ointments are used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as tinea corporis (ring worm), tinea cruris (fungal infections of the groin or buttocks), tinea pedis (fungal infection of the foot [athlete's foot]), tinea manus (fungal infection of the hand)
Q. Can I take ketoconazole with amoxicillin, ibuprofen, Tylenol (paracetamo), omeprazole, Benadryl (cough preparation)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between ketoconazole and drugs such as ibuprofen, Tylenol (paracetamol), Benadryl (cough preparation). It may interact with amoxicillin and omeprazole, where the absorption of ketoconazole may be reduced. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on ketoconazole
Q. Can Finazole cause hair loss?
Yes, Finazole may rarely cause some hair loss
Q. Can Finazole prevent hair loss?
No, Finazole does not prevent hair loss. In fact, it may rarely cause hair loss
Q. Can Finazole cause dry skin?
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of Finazole
Q. Can Finazole be used for conditions such as ring worms and psoriasis?
Yes, Finazole is commonly used to treat fungal infections of skin such as ring worms. Psoriasis is not a fungal skin infection and use of Finazole is not warranted to treat this condition
Q. Is Finazole/ Finazole cream a steroid?
No, Finazole is not a steroid. It belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents
Q. Can I Finazole at bedtime?
Finazole can be taken at any time during the day
Q. Can Finazole be taken for yeast infections?
Yes, Finazole is prescribed for yeast infection. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does ketoconazole block Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)?
Ketoconazole has the ability to block the synthesis of all steroids produced by the adrenal gland, including the male sex hormone dihydrotestosterone. Testosterone synthesis from the testes is also blocked
Yes, medicines containing Finazole have an expiry date. Read the information given on the package for accurate expiry date.