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Composition for FUNGICIDE

Ketoconazole Topical(2% w/v),Pyritinol Topical(1% w/v)

food interaction for FUNGICIDE

alcohol interaction for FUNGICIDE

pregnancy interaction for FUNGICIDE

lactation interaction for FUNGICIDE

No interaction found
No interaction found
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.


Ketoconazole Topical(2% w/v)


Ketoconazole Topical is used in the treatment of dandruff and fungal infections.

How it works

Ketoconazole belongs to the class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi thereby relieving the associated symptoms.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Application site tingling, Blisters on skin, Changes in hair texture, Change in color of hair, Dry skin, Hair loss, Itching, Skin irritation
Pyritinol Topical(1% w/v)


Pyritinol Topical is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

Common side effects

Common Dosage for FUNGICIDE LOTION

Patients taking FUNGICIDE LOTION

  • 55%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Twice A Week
  • 10%
    Once A Week
  • 10%
    Twice A Day
  • 5%
    Alternate Day


2 Substitutes
Sorted By
  • AF K 2% W/V/1% W/V LOTION
    (100 ML lotion in bottle)
    Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1.59/ML of lotion
    Rs. 159
    save 37% more per ML of lotion
    (50 ML lotion in bottle)
    Menarini India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 2.70/ML of lotion
    Rs. 135
    pay 8% more per ML of lotion

Top Physicians

  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
  • Dr. Sushila Kataria
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
  • Dr. Joy Chakraborty
    MBBS, MD
  • Dr. P. R. Aryan
    MBBS, Diploma

Expert advice for FUNGICIDE

  • Avoid direct contact of cream or shampoo with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to ketoconazole or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for FUNGICIDE

Ketoconazole Topical

Q.Is ketoconazole/Ketoconazole shampoo safe?
Yes, all medicines (products) containing ketoconazole are safe at the recommended dose, frequency, and duration

Q.Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole cream an antibiotic?
No, ketoconazole is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria. It is an antifungal agent

Q.What is ketoconazole/ketoconazole cream/Phytoral ointment used for?
Ketoconazole 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 ketoconazole topical cause/ prevent hair loss?
Yes, ketoconazole topical may rarely cause some hair loss. Ketoconazole topical does not prevent hair loss

Q.Can ketoconazole topical cause dry skin?
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of ketoconazole topical

Q.Can ketoconazole topical be used for conditions such as ring worms and psoriasis?
Ketoconazole topical is commonly used to treat fungal infections of skin such as ring worms. Psoriasis is not a fungal skin infection and use of ketoconazole is not warranted to treat this condition

Q.Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole cream a steroid?
No, ketoconazole is not a steroid. It is an antifungal agent

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

Q.Does ketoconazole expire?
Yes, medicines containing ketoconazole have an expiry date. Read the information given on the package for accurate expiry date.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)