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Ketoconazole cream is a topical antifungal agent that contains Ketoconazole which is an imidazole-dioxolane antimycotic agent that has a broad spectrum of activity against dermatophytes, yeasts and other pathogenic fungi.
Each tube 30g contains 600mg of Ketoconazole.
Ketoconazole Cream is indicated in fungal infections of the skin which includes tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, cutaneous candidosis, tinea versicolor and seborrheic dermatitis.
Dosage and administration:
Ketoconazole Cream should be applied to the affected part of the skin once or twice daily to cover the affected area and the immediate surrounding.
Treatment should be continued for a sufficient period at least a few days after the disappearance of all symptoms.
The usual duration of treatment is: tinea versicolor 2-3weeks, yeast infections 2-3 weeks, tinea cruris 2-4 weeks, tinea corporis 3-4 weeks, seborrheic dermatitis 2-4 weeks and maintenance dose is once or twice daily in this case.
Ketoconazole Cream is contraindicated in individuals with a known hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
A few instance of irritation and burning sensation may be observed during treatment with Ketoconazole Cream. Also in rare circumstances, allergic skin reactions such as contact dermatitis may be observed. Others are rash, urticarial, pruritus, erythema and very rarely hypersensitivity reactions.
Warnings and precaution:
Ketoconazole Cream is not intended for ophthalmic use.
Pregnancy and lactation:
There are no known risks associated with the use of Ketoconazole Cream in pregnant women or lactating mothers.
Symptoms: Exaggerated topical application may lead to erythema, oedema and a burning sensation which will disappear upon discontinuation of the treatment.
No special measures need be taken in this case just discontinue therapy.
store in a cool dry place away from moisture. For external use only. Keep all medicines out of reach of children.