Medicine Overview of Ketopan Tablet
Uses of Ketopan Tablet
Ketopan Tablet is used in the treatment of fungal infections.
Side effects of Ketopan Tablet
Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.
How to use Ketopan Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Ketopan Tablet with food.
How Ketopan Tablet works
Ketopan tablet stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.
In Depth Information on Ketopan Tablet
Expert advice for Ketopan Tablet
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.
Special precautions for Ketopan Tablet
Taking Ketoconazole with alcohol can cause minor side effects
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ketopan Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Ketopan Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studi+more
es 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....
Ketopan Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or de+more
crease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Ketopan Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney diseas+more
e. No dose adjustment of Ketopan Tablet is recommended....
Ketopan Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ketopan Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Prazopill XL 5mg Tablet, Minipress XL 5mg Tablet, Urimax 0.4mg Capsule MR, Budecort 1mg Respules 2 ml
If you miss a dose of Ketoconazole, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Ketopan NA Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Ketoconazole
Yes, all medicines (products) containing Ketopan are safe at the recommended doses or when used at recommended frequency
No, Ketopan 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
Ketopan 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
Yes, Ketopan may rarely cause some hair loss
No, Ketopan does not prevent hair loss. In fact, it may rarely cause hair loss
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of Ketopan
Yes, Ketopan is commonly used to treat fungal infections of skin such as ring worms. Psoriasis is not a fungal skin infection and use of Ketopan is not warranted to treat this condition
No, Ketopan is not a steroid. It belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents
Ketopan can be taken at any time during the day
Yes, Ketopan 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
Yes, medicines containing Ketopan have an expiry date. Read the information given on the package for accurate expiry date.
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Substitutes for Ketopan
No substitutes found for this medicine