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Composition for ODICON K

Ketoconazole Topical(2% w/v),Zinc pyrithione(1% w/v)

food interaction for ODICON K

alcohol interaction for ODICON K

pregnancy interaction for ODICON K

lactation interaction for ODICON K

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Odicon k lotion 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Odicon k lotion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ODICON K

Ketoconazole Topical(2% w/v)

Uses

Ketoconazole Topical is used in the treatment of dandruff and fungal infections.

How it works

Ketoconazole belongs to the class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi thereby relieving the associated symptoms.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Application site tingling, Blisters on skin, Changes in hair texture, Change in color of hair, Dry skin, Hair loss, Itching, Skin irritation
Zinc pyrithione(1% w/v)

Uses

Zinc pyrithione is used in the treatment of dandruff.

How it works

Zinc pyrithione belongs to a class of medications called as antiseborreics. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and/or fungi.  It also works on scalp to slow down the production of skin cells and thus helps in reducing flakiness.

Common side effects

SUBSTITUTES for ODICON K

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  • NUFORCE 2% W/V/1% W/V ANTI DANDRUFF LOTION
    (50 ML lotion in bottle)
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 2.50/ML of lotion
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    Rs. 125
    pay 3% more per ML of lotion
  • DANSTOP K LOTION
    (60 ML lotion in bottle)
    Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 3/ML of lotion
    generic_icon
    Rs. 180
    pay 24% more per ML of lotion
  • SCALPE LOTION
    (75 ML lotion in bottle)
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 3.41/ML of lotion
    generic_icon
    Rs. 256
    pay 41% more per ML of lotion
  • KLINIQUE PLUS LOTION
    (100 ML lotion in bottle)
    Maxamus International
    Rs. 2/ML of lotion
    generic_icon
    Rs. 199.50
    save 17% more per ML of lotion

Top Physicians

  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
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    MBBS, MD
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  • Dr. Joy Chakraborty
    MBBS, MD
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  • Dr. R. S. Rawat
    MBBS, MD
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  • Dr. R. R. Dutta
    MBBS, MD
    4.4

Expert advice for ODICON K

  • Avoid direct contact of cream or shampoo with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to ketoconazole or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for ODICON K

Ketoconazole Topical

Q.Is ketoconazole/Ketoconazole shampoo safe?
Yes, all medicines (products) containing ketoconazole are safe at the recommended dose, frequency, and duration

Q.Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole cream an antibiotic?
No, ketoconazole is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria. It is an antifungal agent

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 ketoconazole topical cause/ prevent hair loss?
Yes, ketoconazole topical may rarely cause some hair loss. Ketoconazole topical does not prevent hair loss

Q.Can ketoconazole topical cause dry skin?
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of ketoconazole topical

Q.Can ketoconazole topical be used for conditions such as ring worms and psoriasis?
Ketoconazole topical 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 is an antifungal agent

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)