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Composition for PHYTORAL

Ketoconazole Topical(NA),Zinc pyrithione(NA)

food interaction for PHYTORAL

alcohol interaction for PHYTORAL

pregnancy interaction for PHYTORAL

lactation interaction for PHYTORAL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Phytoral lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Phytoral lotion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ketoconazole Topical(NA)


Ketoconazole topical is 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). Ketoconazole shampoo is used to control flaking, scaling, and itching of the scalp caused by dandruff and tinea versicolor (fungal infection of the skin that causes brown or light colored spots on the chest, back, arms, legs, or neck).

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(NA)


Zinc pyrithione is used to reduce recurrence of dandruff by treating dry, scaly, flaky or itchy red skin.

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


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Expert advice for PHYTORAL

  • 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 PHYTORAL

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)