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    Ketoconazole Topical

    Information about Ketoconazole Topical

    Ketoconazole topical uses

    Ketoconazole Topical is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

    How ketoconazole topical works

    Ketoconazole Topical is an antifungal medication. It stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human.

    Common side effects of ketoconazole topical

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    Expert advice for Ketoconazole Topical

    • 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 Ketoconazole Topical

    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 20 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)