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Overview

Uses of Ketafung Cream

Ketafung Cream side effects

Common
  • Application site burning sensation

How to use Ketafung Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Ketafung Cream works

Ketafung Cream is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

Ketafung Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ketafung Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Ketafung Cream is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Ketafung Cream?

If you miss a dose of Ketafung Cream, 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.

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Ketafung cream used for?

Ketafung cream 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. The cream rapidly relieves the itching caused due to these fungal infections.

Q. Is Ketafung a steroid cream?

No, Ketafung is not a steroid cream. It is an anti-fungal medicine and belongs to the imidazole class of medicines. It works by slowing the growth of the fungi that cause infection.

Q. What are the side effects of Ketafung cream?

The common side effects of Ketafung cream 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. For how long should I leave Ketafung on my face?

In case of seborrheic dermatitis, you may use Ketafung on the face. After applying Ketafung on your face, do not wash it with water for at least 3 hours.

Q. Can I use a steroid cream along with Ketafung cream?

It is recommended that you use a mild steroid ointment like hydrocortisone cream/ointment in the morning and apply Ketafung cream 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, let 2 weeks elapse before you apply Ketafung cream to prevent skin sensitization.

Q. How should Ketafung cream be applied?

Wash the affected area thoroughly with water and then dry it. Apply a thin layer of the cream on the affected area. Wash your hands carefully (until and unless your hands are also affected) after applying the cream. This will prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body or other people.

Q. For how long do I need to apply the Ketafung cream?

You should use Ketafung cream 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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