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Composition for KETAMIDE

Cetrimide(0.5% w/w),Ketoconazole Topical(2% w/w)

food interaction for KETAMIDE

alcohol interaction for KETAMIDE

pregnancy interaction for KETAMIDE

lactation interaction for KETAMIDE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ketamide soap may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Cetrimide(0.5% w/w)


Cetrimide protects and heals infection of cuts, grazes, insect bite, minor burns and wounds.

How it works

Cetrimide is a disinfectant that can prevent infection by both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, as it is bactericidal in nature.

Common side effects

Rash, Skin irritation, Itching, Skin redness
Ketoconazole Topical(2% w/w)


Ketoconazole topical is 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). Ketoconazole shampoo is used to control flaking, scaling, and itching of the scalp caused by dandruff and tinea versicolor (fungal infection of the skin that causes brown or light colored spots on the chest, back, arms, legs, or neck).

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


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Expert advice for KETAMIDE

  • Do not use cetrimide for a long period and repeatedly as it may cause allergic reactions.
  • Cetrimide is for topical use only. Avoid contact with mucous membrane such mouth, nose, ears, anus, or vagina.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe allergic reactions.
  • Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens after cetrimide application.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for KETAMIDE


Q. Is cetrimide a preservative?
Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium preservative used to limit bacterial growth.
Q. Is cetrimide toxic?
Cetrimide is toxic to bacteria. Local application is non-toxic to humans. However, overdose or accidental oral intake may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
Q. Is cetrimide agar selective?
Cetrimide agar is a type of agar which allows selective isolation of pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Q. What is cetrimide cream/ solution?
Cetrimide cream is a cream for topical application for prevention of infection of cuts, grazes, insect bite, minor burns, wounds and scalds).
Q. How does cetrimide kill bacteria?
Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium disinfectant having bactericidal activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)