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Ketokem Shampoo

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

Overview

Introduction

Ketokem Shampoo is a combination of two antifungal medicines that effectively treats dandruff. It kills the fungi that cause the infection and relieves itching and irritation.

Ketokem Shampoo is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Make sure not to leave it on the scalp for more than 5 minutes.  If it gets into your eyes, nose, or mouth rinse with water.

This medicine is usually safe, however, it may cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. These side effects are usually mild and self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare.

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.

Uses of Ketokem Shampoo

Side effects of Ketokem Shampoo

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 Shampoo

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

How Ketokem Shampoo works

Ketokem Shampoo 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
No interaction found/established
Breastfeeding
No interaction found/established
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Ketokem Shampoo is used for the treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the scalp such as dandruff.
  • Leave the shampoo on for three to five minutes before rinsing.
  • Take care to avoid getting it in your eyes. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Your usual shampoo can be used as necessary between treatment with Ketokem Shampoo.
  • Ketokem Shampoo 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 Shampoo 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

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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
Suggest best anti dandruff shampoo for men
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
You can try Anti Dandruff shampoo of B & T
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References

  1. PubChem. Zinc pyrithione. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Ketoconazole. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. 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.
MRP
165
50 ml in 1 bottle
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