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    Information about Ketoconazole

    Ketoconazole uses

    Ketoconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

    How ketoconazole works

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

    Common side effects of ketoconazole

    Nausea, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Headache, Liver function abnormal
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    14 Nov 2019 | 10:39 AM (IST)
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 14 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)