Side Effects of Ketozar are Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Increased liver enzymes, Application site redness, Itching, Diarrhea, Abnormal liver function tests, Adrenal insufficiency, Application site burning.
Ketozar 1% Soap is used to treat skin infections which may appear on the feet (Athlete’s foot), in the groin area (jock itch), or between skin folds (sweat rash infected with a yeast infection “thrush”). It is also used for candida infections of skin and nails. It rapidly relieves the itching caused due to these fungal infections.
Q. Is Ketozar 1% Soap a steroid cream?
No, Ketozar 1% Soap is not a steroid cream. It is an anti-fungal medicine which belongs to the imidazole class of medicines. It works by killing the fungi or by preventing the growth of fungi that cause infection.
Q. What are the side effects of Ketozar 1% Soap?
The common side effects are application site burning, redness, and itching. The application site may also develop some uncommon side effects such as discomfort, dryness, bleeding, severe allergic reactions, urticaria or hives, rash, skin exfoliation, sticky skin, prickling sensation, or inflammation.
Q. Can I use a steroid cream along with Ketozar 1% Soap?
It is recommended that you use a mild steroid ointment like hydrocortisone cream/ointment in the morning and use Ketozar 1% Soap in the evening. You can then stop using the steroid cream gradually over 2-3 weeks. But, if you have used a potent corticosteroid for seborrheic dermatitis, maintain at least a gap of 2 weeks before you apply Ketozar 1% Soap to prevent skin sensitization.
Q. How should Ketozar 1% Soap be applied?
Wash the affected area thoroughly with water and then dry it. Wash your hands carefully (until and unless your hands are also affected) after applying Ketozar 1% Soap. This will prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body or other people.
Q. For how long do I need to use Ketozar 1% Soap?
You should use Ketozar 1% Soap for as long as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is to be used for 2-4 weeks for jock itch and sweat rash and 2-6 weeks for Athlete’s foot. Do not stop using it even if your symptoms have disappeared because the infection may reappear if not properly treated.
Q. What should I do if I forget to use Ketozar 1% Soap?
If you forget to use Ketozar 1% Soap, do not worry and continue using Ketozar 1% Soap as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 7th Jun 2022. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.