Medicine Overview of Ketotav Tablet
Side Effects of Ketotav are Headache, Nausea, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Liver function abnormal.
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. Ketotav 200 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Ketotav 200 mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Ketotav Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Ketotav 200 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Ketotav Tablet related warnings
Taking Ketoconazole with alcohol can cause minor side effects
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ketotav 200 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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.
Ketotav 200 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies 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.
Ketotav 200 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Ketotav 200 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ketotav 200 mg Tablet is recommended.
Ketotav 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ketotav 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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.
If you miss a dose of Ketotav 200 mg Tablet, 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 about Ketotav Tablet
Q. Is Ketotav/Ketotav shampoo safe?
Yes, all medicines (products) containing Ketotav are safe at the recommended doses or when used at recommended frequency
Q. Is Ketotav/ Ketotav cream an antibiotic?
No, Ketotav 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 Ketotav/Ketotav cream/Phytoral ointment used for?
Ketotav 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 Ketotav cause hair loss?
Yes, Ketotav may rarely cause some hair loss
Q. Can Ketotav prevent hair loss?
No, Ketotav does not prevent hair loss. In fact, it may rarely cause hair loss
Q. Can Ketotav cause dry skin?
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of Ketotav
Q. Can Ketotav be used for conditions such as ring worms and psoriasis?
Yes, Ketotav is commonly used to treat fungal infections of skin such as ring worms. Psoriasis is not a fungal skin infection and use of Ketotav is not warranted to treat this condition
Q. Is Ketotav/ Ketotav cream a steroid?
No, Ketotav is not a steroid. It belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents
Q. Can I Ketotav at bedtime?
Ketotav can be taken at any time during the day
Q. Can Ketotav be taken for yeast infections?
Yes, Ketotav 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 Ketotav have an expiry date. Read the information given on the package for accurate expiry date.
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