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Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap


Product introduction

Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap is a combination of two antifungal medicines that effectively treat fungal skin infections and dandruff. It kills the fungi that cause the infection and relieves itching and irritation.

Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. Wash your hands before and after application of the medicine. If it gets into your eyes, nose, or mouth rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine.

This medicine is usually safe to use with no common side effects. However, consult with your doctor if you experience application site reactions such as burning, redness, and itching of skin.

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 for dandruff. The medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Benefits of Ketokem Soap

In Treatment of Fungal skin infections

Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap is used to treat and control fungal infections like athlete’s foot (infection between toes), Jock itch (infection of the groin area), ringworm, and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis). You may notice your skin starting to get better within 4-5 days. Keep using Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap for as long as it is prescribed.

In Treatment of Dandruff

Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap is used to control dandruff and gives relief from scaly, flaky, and itchy scalp. It stops the growth of fungus that causes dandruff. Regular use of Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap protects your scalp and prevents dandruff. Gently massage your scalp with Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap to loosen flakes. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Ketokem Soap

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 Ketokem

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Ketokem Soap

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.

How Ketokem Soap works

Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap is a combination of two antifungal medicines: Ketoconazole and Zinc pyrithione. It works by destroying the cell membrane of fungi that cause dandruff.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Ketokem Soap?

If you miss a dose of Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap, 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.

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For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap must be applied to the affected area as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Before each application, wash the affected area with soap and water and dry well. 
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Stop using Ketokem Medicated Anti-fungal Soap and inform your doctor if you notice any irritation or any other skin infection.
  • Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 2-4 weeks of treatment.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient concerns

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I have an itchy scalp since 2014.i tried ketokem once but its not working
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
need to come for a face to face consultation and examination you can visit a dermatologist nearby for a checkup of the condition
skin infections such as itch,and certain kinds of dandruff. fungal infection that causes a lightening of the skin of the back chest, arms etc.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Please send pictures of affected areas
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References

  1. Ketoconazole. High Wycombe, Bucks: Janssen-Cilag Ltd.; 1998 [revised 8 Feb. 2019]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Zinc pyrithione. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Ketoconazole. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. PubChem. Zinc pyrithione. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Country of origin: India

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