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Overview

Introduction of Ketovate Solution

Ketovate Solution is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal and yeast infections of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, Dhobie Itch, thrush, ringworm and dry, flaky skin.

Ketovate Solution should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed 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. Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use the cream for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. You can help the cream work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry and washing your hands before and after treating the infection. If you have athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

The most common side effects of using this cream include a burning sensation and irritation, dryness, peeling or blistering of the skin. Occasionally it can cause thinning of your hair. These are not usually serious, but you should call your doctor if you think you might have a severe allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea. Get emergency help if this happens. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

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 cream that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. This cream should only be used if it is clearly needed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor if it is safe.

Uses of Ketovate Solution

Ketovate Solution side effects

Common
  • Application site burning sensation

How to use Ketovate Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Ketovate Solution works

Ketovate Solution is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

Ketovate Solution related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ketovate Solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ketovate Solution is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Ketovate Solution?

If you miss a dose of Ketovate Solution, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Ketovate Solution helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Few healthy tips for Athlete's Foot:
    • Keep your feet clean and dry, particularly between the toes.
    • Cut your nails short and prefer open-toe shoes for everyday use.
    • Use a separate clean towel for the feet and wear clean cotton socks. 
    • Never share your socks, shoes, and towel with others.
  • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after four weeks of treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ketovate

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Can you plz suggest sustitute of Tinaderm lotion (tolnaftate topical solution) or any other lotion for fungal infections on foot plz prescribe
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Onabet cream twice a day
Dear Doctor, Recently I have itching in between legs;and its spreads to vajina also, and beneath my breast .it have severe itching and the skin comes dry now. After a sudden run or walk it being to pain due to the drying of skin and will appear wounds. Also the colour of skin has changed in to brown in colour . Can u explain the reason, solution and is there any ointment for the wounds and to get my colour back ? Waiting for Ur reply. Yours faithfully PATIENT PATIENT
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
I think you are having fungal infections and you should visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment meanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
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FAQs

Q. What is Ketovate cream used for?

Ketovate cream is used to treat skin infections which may appear on the feet (athlete’s foot), in the groin area (jock itch) or between skin folds (sweat rash infected with a yeast infection “thrush”). It is also used for candida infections of skin and nails. The cream rapidly relieves the itching caused due to these fungal infections.

Q. Is Ketovate a steroid cream?

No, Ketovate is not a steroid cream. It is an anti-fungal medicine and belongs to the imidazole class of medicines. It works by slowing the growth of the fungi that cause infection.

Q. What are the side effects of Ketovate cream?

The common side effects of Ketovate cream are application site burning, redness and itching. The application site may also develop some uncommon side effects such as discomfort, dryness, bleeding, severe allergic reactions, urticaria or hives, rash, skin exfoliation, sticky skin, prickling sensation, or inflammation.

Q. For how long should I leave Ketovate on my face?

In case of seborrheic dermatitis, you may use Ketovate on the face. After applying Ketovate on your face, do not wash it with water for at least 3 hours.

Q. Can I use a steroid cream along with Ketovate cream?

It is recommended that you use a mild steroid ointment like hydrocortisone cream/ointment in the morning and apply Ketovate cream in the evening. You can then stop using the steroid cream gradually over 2-3 weeks. But, if you have used a potent corticosteroid for seborrheic dermatitis, let 2 weeks elapse before you apply Ketovate cream to prevent skin sensitization.

Q. How should Ketovate cream be applied?

Wash the affected area thoroughly with water and then dry it. Apply a thin layer of the cream on the affected area. Wash your hands carefully (until and unless your hands are also affected) after applying the cream. This will prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body or other people.

Q. For how long do I need to apply the Ketovate cream?

You should use Ketovate cream for as long as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is to be used for 2-4 weeks for jock itch and sweat rash and 2-6 weeks for athlete’s foot. Do not stop using it even if your symptoms have disappeared because the infection may reappear if not properly treated.

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