Information about Ketoconazole

Ketoconazole Uses

Ketoconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How Ketoconazole works

Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Common side effects of Ketoconazole

Nausea, Stomach pain, Headache, Abnormal liver function
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Last updated:
14 Mar 2020 | 07:36 AM (UTC)
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Available Medicine for Ketoconazole

KeragloIpca Laboratories Ltd
160 to ₹6126 variant(s)
NizralJanssen Pharmaceuticals
164 to ₹3474 variant(s)
Ban LabsBan Labs
10 to ₹95074 variant(s)
KetomacTorque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
2161 variant(s)
PhytoralMicro Labs Ltd
150 to ₹3945 variant(s)
KevonGlowderma Labs Pvt Ltd
165 to ₹2374 variant(s)
NovalePalsons Derma
165 to ₹3212 variant(s)
KenzKLM Laboratories Pvt Ltd
135 to ₹2094 variant(s)
ArcolaneGalderma India Pvt Ltd
3441 variant(s)
Keto GoldMed Manor Organics Pvt Ltd
2201 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ketoconazole

  • Your doctor has prescribed Ketoconazole to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Take it with food, preferably at the same time every day.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Ketoconazole.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience an allergic reaction like skin rash, swelling of face and shortness of breath. 

Frequently asked questions for Ketoconazole


Q. Can Ketoconazole prevent hair loss?

No, Ketoconazole does not prevent hair loss.


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