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KETONATE 2%W/W/0.025%W/W/0.5%W/W CREAM

MRP: Rs. 60 for 1 tube(s) (15 GM cream each)
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food interaction for KETONATE

alcohol interaction for KETONATE

pregnancy interaction for KETONATE

lactation interaction for KETONATE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Ketoconazole with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Ketonate 2%w/w/0.025%w/w/0.5%w/w cream 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.


Ketoconazole(2% w/w)


Ketoconazole is an antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections of the skin, fungal infection of the foot and hand. It is also used for the prevention and treatment of fungal infection of the scalp including dandruff and yeast infections of the skin.

How it works

Ketoconazole acts mainly by preventing the growth of fungi. It prevents yeasts and fungi from reproducing and from making their protective outer cell wall. 

Common side effects

Nervousness, Increased sensitivity to light, Altered taste, Numbness, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Dry mouth, Flatulence, Hair loss, Headache, Heartburn, Insomnia, Muscle pain, Stomach pain, Tongue discolouration, Tooth discolouration, Constipation, Diarrhoea
Beclometasone(0.025% w/w)


Beclometasone is used to treat runny nose, swelling and itching of the nose due to allergy (allergic rhinitis), hay fever and ulcerative colitis. Beclometasone reduces inflammation, swelling and irritation in nose and helps to relieve itching, sneezing and blocked or runny nose. It is also used in asthma and ulcerative colitis.

How it works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of steroid medications called corticosteroids. Beclometasone works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the cells responsible for immune and allergic responses resulting in inflammation.

Common side effects

Altered speech, Altered vision, Back pain, Cough, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Headache, Nausea, Hoarseness of voice, Limb swelling, Ankle swelling, Lip swelling, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Slow speech, Difficult speech, Sore throat
Neomycin(0.5% w/w)


Oral neomycin is used before the operation of the gut to kill the bacteria which normally live in the gut that may cause a serious infection and in treatment of patients with coma due to liver disease (hepatic coma). 

How it works

Neomycin is an antibiotic belonging to the class of aminoglycoside. Neomycin prevents the bacterial growth by stopping the production of essential protein in the bacterial cells.

Common side effects

Uncoordinated body movements, Itching, Eye irritation, Increased saliva production, Nausea, Renal injury, Increased sensitivity to light, Eye pain, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction, Tingling sensation, Eye surface inflammation, Vomiting, Abnormal blood cell, Drooping eyelids, Altered pupil size, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Pain, Skin redness, Numbness, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Increased production of tears, Abnormal eye sensation, Increased intraocular pressure, Liver enzyme increased, Fever, Ear damage, Blurred vision, Mouth ulcer, Premature destruction of red blood cells, Allergy, Confusion, Thinning of eyes, Swelling


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Expert advice for KETONATE

If you are taking an antacid take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking ketoconazole.
Limit alcohol intake. Consuming alcohol while taking ketoconazole increases the risk of liver damage.
Do not continue ketoconazole and consult your doctor:
  • If you experience allergic reaction, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
  • If you experience severe irritation or reddening of the skin where ketoconazole is applied or other signs of allergy during the first few days of treatment.
  • If you experience peeling or blistering of the skin.
  • Dandruff shampoo may be irritating to eyes and contact with this area should be avoided.
  • Consult your doctor if your symptoms have not been relieved within one week of taking ketoconazole.

Frequently asked questions for KETONATE


Q. Is ketoconazole/Ketoconazole shampoo safe?
Yes, all medicines (products) containing ketoconazole are safe at the recommended doses or when used at recommended frequency.
Q. Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole cream an antibiotic?
No, ketoconazole is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria. It belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents.
Q. Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole OTC?
No, ketoconazole products are under schedule H and are available on producing a prescription from your doctor.
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 I take ketoconazole with amoxicillin, ibuprofen, Tylenol (paracetamo), omeprazole, Benadryl (cough preparation)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between ketoconazole and drugs such as ibuprofen, Tylenol (paracetamol), Benadryl (cough preparation). It may interact with amoxicillin and omeprazole, where the absorption of ketoconazole may be reduced. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on ketoconazole.
Q. Can ketoconazole cause hair loss?
Yes, ketoconazole may rarely cause some hair loss.
Q. Can ketoconazole prevent hair loss?
No, ketoconazole does not prevent hair loss. In fact, it may rarely cause hair loss.
Q. Can ketoconazole cause dry skin?
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of ketoconazole.
Q. Can ketoconazole be used for conditions such as ring worms and psoriasis?
Yes, ketoconazole 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 belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents.
 Q. Can I ketoconazole at bedtime?
Ketoconazole can be taken at any time during the day.
Q. Can ketoconazole be taken for yeast infections?
Yes, ketoconazole is prescribed for yeast infection. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use.
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.


Q. How long can I take beclometasone/beconase?
The duration depends on the disease for which treatment is being given. Please follow the advice of your doctor.
Q. Can I take Sudafed/pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, antihistaminics/ cetirizine, ibuprofen with beclometasone?
Yes, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, cetirizine, ibuprofen can be taken along with beclometasone. Please consult your doctor before changing medication.
Q. Does beclometasone cause weight gain?
Beclometasone can cause weight gain after long term use. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain.
Q. Is beclometasone safe?
Beclomethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Q. Does neomycin has sulfa or does the sulphate present in this drug contain sulfa?
No, neomycin does not contain sulfa (sulphonamide group) and the sulphate group present in this drug has no link with sulfa either.
Q. Does neomycin expire?
Yes. The expiry date is provided on the blister pack of tablets or the ointment tube.
Q. Does neomycin cover pseudomonas?
No, neomycin is not effective against pseudomonas 
Q. Does neomycin contain penicillin?
No, neomycin does not contain penicillin. It belongs to a group of drugs called aminoglycosides.
Q. Does neosporin help acne /cold sores
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not treat acne  or cold sores. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin.
Q. Does neosporin help scars?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not help in the treatment of scars. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin.
Q. Does neosporin help cuts?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin only helps prevent or treat the infection of wounds. It does help heal the cuts.
Q. Does neomycin cause tinnitus?
Neomycin is known to cause damage to the ear. One of the symptoms of damage to ear is tinnitus.
Q. Is neomycin safe?
Neomycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 05 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)