Ketoconazole is a medicine for treating certain fungal infections in the body. Ketoconazole belongs to the azole antifungal group which works by stopping fungus growth.
Ketoconazole should not be used to treat infections of the brain or nails. This drug can also be used to treat advanced prostate cancer.
Ketoconazole dosages and side effects of ketoconazole will be explained further below.
Take ketoconazole tablets as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. This medicine can be used with or without food, but together food will help reduce stomach pain.
If you are taking antacids, use Ketoconazole at least 2 hours before or 1 hour after using antacids, otherwise Ketoconazole may not be absorbed by the body. See also the Drug interactions section for more information.
The dosage and duration of therapy are based on your health condition and therapeutic response. In children, the dose is also based on body weight. This therapy takes several days to months.
This medicine works well when the amount of drugs in your body remains in a constant level. So, use this medicine at approximately the same interval.
To help you, use it at the same time every day.
Continue using this drug until the prescription is used up, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
Stopping the medicine too quickly can cause re-infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Follow the rules given by your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment. If you have questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This drug is best stored at room temperature, away from direct light and damp places. Do not store in the bathroom. Don't freeze it. Other brands of this drug may have different storage rules. Observe the storage instructions on the product packaging or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not flush medicine in the toilet or in the sewer unless instructed. Discard this product when it has expired or if it is no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company about how to safely dispose of your product.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment.
Ketoconazole is available in the following dosages.
Tablets, Oral: 200 mg
Common side effects of ketoconazole tablets are:
Contact your doctor if you experience serious side effects such as:
Not everyone experiences the following side effects. There may be some side effects not mentioned above. If you have concerns about certain side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using Ketoconazole,
There is no adequate research on the risk of using ketoconazole in pregnant or nursing women. Always consult your doctor to consider the potential benefits and risks before using this medicine. This drug is included in the category C pregnancy risk according to the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)
The following are references to pregnancy risk categories according to the FDA:
Drug interactions can change the performance of your medication or increase the risk of serious side effects. Not all possible drug interactions are listed in this document. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription / nonprescription medicines and herbal products) and consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not start, stop or change the dose of any drug without the doctor's approval.
Certain medicines should not be used when eating or when eating certain foods because drug interactions can occur. Consuming alcohol or tobacco with certain drugs can also cause interactions to occur. Discuss your use of drugs with food, alcohol, or tobacco with your health care provider.
Other health problems in your body can affect the use of this drug. Tell your doctor if you have other health problems, specifically:
In cases of emergency or overdose, contact the local emergency services provider (112) or immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department.
If you forget one dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. But when it is nearing the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the usual dosage schedule. Do not double the dose.
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