Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithone)
What is Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithone) used for?
Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithone) is used to treat and prevent seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. It is effective in treating the itchiness, flaking of the skin and scalp that occurs as a result of dandruff. The active ingredient ketoconazole is an antifungal which kills the fungus that causes the skin condition, and zinc pyrithone helps to reduce the flakiness.
How should I use Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithone)?
Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithone) should be applied only to the scalp and skin. Make sure that the area affected is clean, and apply a small amount of this lotion to the affected area and to the skin next to the affected area. It is usually applied once per day, or as directed by your physician. Patients are usually told to use this lotion for 2 weeks. It is important not to wash the area treated for 3 hours after you apply this lotion, and to wait at least 20 minutes before you apply makeup or sunscreen to the skin that has been treated.
What are the side effects of Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithone)?
Some side effects of Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithone) include itchiness, skin irritation or dryness. Consult your physician immediately if you notice:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dandrop Lotion (Ketoconazole/Zinc Pyrithone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.