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Ketoconazole cream
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Drug Name:

Ketoconazole cream Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ketoconazole 2%; contains sulfites.

Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Ketoconazole cream:

Tinea corporis, t. cruris, t. versicolor, t. pedis, cutaneous candidiasis, seborrheic dermatitis.


Apply once daily to affected and adjacent area. Treat for at least 2 weeks. T. pedis: treat for 6 weeks. Seborrheic dermatitis: apply to affected area twice daily for 4 weeks or until clinical clearing. Reevaluate if no improvement after full course of treatment.


Not recommended.


Asthma (crm). Discontinue if sensitization occurs. Avoid eyes. Shampoo may interfere with permanent waving. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

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Pharmacological Class:

Azole antifungal.

Adverse Reactions:

Cream: irritation, pruritus, stinging, allergic reaction. Shampoo: changes in hair texture, scalp pustules, dry or oily scalp or hair, pruritus.


Cream formerly known under the brand names Ketozole, Nizoral.

How Supplied:

Crm—contact supplier. Shampoo—4oz; A-D Shampoo—4oz, 7oz

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