Treats fungal infections.
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Nizoral (Ketoconazole) is a medication used on your skin to treat fungal infections; however, it takes several weeks for full recovery, and the directions are specific to each type of medication.
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- (30) 200mg tablet
- Cost for (30) 200mg tablets of Nizoral (Ketoconazole) at pharmacies
- $55.08New price:$46.27Save:16%
- Recommended as a first choice medication to treat skin infections caused by fungi, including cradle cap, seborrheic dermatitis, and tinea versicolor.
- Nizoral (Ketoconazole) isn't taken orally, so it doesn't cause liver issues.
- Can be used with other medications to help control redness and swelling.
- The 1% shampoo is available over-the-counter in the drugstore.
- The foams (Extina and Ketodan) and gel (Xolegel) are only available as brand name and can be more expensive.
- The 2.5% shampoo and creams are available only by prescription, but are generic.
- The shampoo has to be left on for at least 5-10 minutes after lathering before you rinse it off.
- It can take a few weeks for the infection to clear and a few months before the skin returns to its normal color.
- The fungal infections can be confused for other skin infections, so if Nizoral (Ketoconazole) doesn't work, it could be caused by another skin problem.
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Side effect rates for Nizoral (Ketoconazole)
1113 From clinical trials of Ketoconazole / Fungal infections of the skin (2%)
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- Higher risk if:
- › Asthma
Nizoral (Ketoconazole) can contain sodium sulfite anhydrous, a sulfite that can cause allergic-type reactions including severe asthmatic episodes in people with asthma.
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