Q. Is Ketoril/Ketoril shampoo safe?
Yes, all medicines (products) containing Ketoril are safe at the recommended doses or when used at recommended frequency
Q. Is Ketoril/ Ketoril cream an antibiotic?
No, Ketoril 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 Ketoril/Ketoril cream/Phytoral ointment used for?
Ketoril 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 Ketoril cause hair loss?
Yes, Ketoril may rarely cause some hair loss
Q. Can Ketoril prevent hair loss?
No, Ketoril does not prevent hair loss. In fact, it may rarely cause hair loss
Q. Can Ketoril cause dry skin?
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of Ketoril
Q. Can Ketoril be used for conditions such as ring worms and psoriasis?
Yes, Ketoril is commonly used to treat fungal infections of skin such as ring worms. Psoriasis is not a fungal skin infection and use of Ketoril is not warranted to treat this condition
Q. Is Ketoril/ Ketoril cream a steroid?
No, Ketoril is not a steroid. It belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents
Q. Can I Ketoril at bedtime?
Ketoril can be taken at any time during the day
Q. Can Ketoril be taken for yeast infections?
Yes, Ketoril 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 Ketoril have an expiry date. Read the information given on the package for accurate expiry date.