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K2-Zole Solution

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

K2-Zole Solution belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, thrush and ringworm.

K2-Zole Solution should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the maximum 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 the medicine 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. If you have Athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

The most common side effects of using this medicine include application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching, and redness), dryness, peeling, or blistering of the skin. Occasionally it can cause thinning of your hair. 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. Get emergency help if this happens. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In the 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 medicine that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. For pregnant or breastfeeding women, this cream should only be used if it is clearly needed.

Uses of K2-Zole Solution

Benefits of K2-Zole Solution

In Fungal skin infections

K2-Zole Solution is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat skin infections caused by fungi. These include athlete’s foot, ringworm, vaginal thrush, and sweat rash. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi, thereby clearing the infection and relieving the symptoms. You should use this medicine for as long as it is prescribed, even if your symptoms disappear, otherwise they may come back. Depending on the type of infection you are treating, this may be several weeks. Even after your skin is completely cured, you may have to apply the cream occasionally to prevent the symptoms from returning.

Side effects of K2-Zole Solution

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 K2-Zole

  • Skin peeling
  • Blisters on skin
  • Dry skin
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use K2-Zole Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How K2-Zole Solution works

K2-Zole Solution 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
K2-Zole Solution 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
K2-Zole Solution is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take K2-Zole Solution?

If you miss a dose of K2-Zole Solution, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • K2-Zole Solution helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Few healthy tips for Athlete's Foot:
    • Keep your feet clean and dry, particularly between the toes.
    • Cut your nails short and prefer open-toe shoes for everyday use.
    • Use a separate clean towel for the feet and wear clean cotton socks. 
    • Never share your socks, shoes, and towel with others.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after 4 weeks of treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azole derivatives {Imidazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Interaction with Drugs

Taking K2-Zole with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Efzu, Alfuzee, Alfuflo
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Brand(s): Alestol, Astelong, Astem
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Brand(s): Doxapress
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Patient Concerns

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Can i use normal soap in fungus infected area ?
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
KZ soap or K2 zole soap or Dersil AF wash is better
Fungal infectin reshes derm iches
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Tab. AF 400mg once a week for 2 weeks ( 2 Tab. to be taken 1 week apart) Nizral Cream / Kz Cream for application twice daily for 1 month. Wash with K2 Zole Soap for 1 month. Complete full Course for permanent solution. Keep body Dry.
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FAQs

Q. What is K2-Zole Solution used for?

K2-Zole Solution is used to treat skin infections which may appear on the feet (Athlete’s foot), in the groin area (jock itch), or between skin folds (sweat rash infected with a yeast infection “thrush”). It is also used for candida infections of skin and nails. It rapidly relieves the itching caused due to these fungal infections.

Q. Is K2-Zole Solution a steroid cream?

No, K2-Zole Solution is not a steroid cream. It is an anti-fungal medicine which belongs to the imidazole class of medicines. It works by killing the fungi or by preventing the growth of fungi that cause infection.

Q. What are the side effects of K2-Zole Solution?

The common side effects are application site burning, redness, and itching. The application site may also develop some uncommon side effects such as discomfort, dryness, bleeding, severe allergic reactions, urticaria or hives, rash, skin exfoliation, sticky skin, prickling sensation, or inflammation.

Q. Can I use a steroid cream along with K2-Zole Solution?

It is recommended that you use a mild steroid ointment like hydrocortisone cream/ointment in the morning and use K2-Zole Solution in the evening. You can then stop using the steroid cream gradually over 2-3 weeks. But, if you have used a potent corticosteroid for seborrheic dermatitis, maintain at least a gap of 2 weeks before you apply K2-Zole Solution to prevent skin sensitization.

Q. How should K2-Zole Solution be applied?

Wash the affected area thoroughly with water and then dry it. Wash your hands carefully (until and unless your hands are also affected) after applying K2-Zole Solution. This will prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body or other people.

Q. For how long do I need to use K2-Zole Solution?

You should use K2-Zole Solution for as long as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is to be used for 2-4 weeks for jock itch and sweat rash and 2-6 weeks for Athlete’s foot. Do not stop using it even if your symptoms have disappeared because the infection may reappear if not properly treated.

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