Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)
What is Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) used for?
Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) is a special type of antifungal shampoo, which is effective in controlling dandruff, and the itching, flakiness and scaling associated with it. It is also used to treat a specific type of fungal infection, called pityriasis, which causes flaking of the skin.
How should I use Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)?
Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) should be applied directly to the scalp. You should wet the scalp and hair before you apply it. After you wet your hair, you may then gently massage the shampoo into the hair and scalp. Rinse your hair clean using warm water, and repeat the above mentioned steps again if necessary. Patients who are using this product to treat skin on other parts of the body should first ensure the skin at the affected area is wet. They may then apply this shampoo to the skin, and leave it for 5 minutes. It may then be rinsed off. You should consult your physician if there is no improvement in your condition after 2 to 4 weeks.
What are the side effects of Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)?
Some patients who use Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) to treat dandruff or other conditions may notice side effects, such as:
If any of these side effects become bothersome, or if you notice hair loss, you should see your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole). 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.