Nizoral Shampoo

Generic Name: Ketoconazole

  • What is Nizoral Shampoo?

    Nizoral is a topical shampoo (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat fungal infections, such as tinea versicolor (long-term fungal infection of the skin).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Nizoral Shampoo?

    Nizoral is for external use only. Nizoral can irritate your eyes. Do not use it in your eyes.

    Stop using Nizoral and tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms such as a rash, redness, swelling, or shortness of breath while using this medication.

    Tell your doctor if you develop a skin irritation after applying Nizoral.

  • Who should not take Nizoral Shampoo?

    Do not use Nizoral if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Nizoral Shampoo?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Nizoral. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply the shampoo to the affected area(s) and wide margin surrounding these area(s) once. One application of the shampoo should be sufficient.

  • How should I take Nizoral Shampoo?

    Apply Nizoral as prescribed by your doctor. Apply the shampoo to damp skin and make lather. Leave this medication on your skin for 5 minutes then rinse with water.

  • What should I avoid while taking Nizoral Shampoo?

    Do not use Nizoral in your eyes.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Nizoral Shampoo?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Nizoral at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Nizoral Shampoo?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, application-site reactions, burning sensation, change in hair color and texture, dry skin, hair loss, inflammation of the skin, itching, oily hair and scalp, rash, redness, skin irritation

  • Can I receive Nizoral Shampoo if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Nizoral during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Nizoral Shampoo?

    If you miss your scheduled dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Nizoral Shampoo?

    Store at room temperature and protect from light.