Xolegel

Generic Name: Ketoconazole

  • What is Xolegel?

    Xolegel is used to treat skin infections in adults and children 12 years and older.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Xolegel?

    Stay away from fire, open flames, and smoking, both during and immediately after applying Xolegel. This medication is for topical external use only.
  • Who should not take Xolegel?

    Do not use Xolegel if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Xolegel?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Xolegel. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plant to become pregnant, or you are breastfeeding.
  • 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 and children 12 years and older: Xolegel should be applied to the infected areas once a day, for 2 weeks.

  • How should I take Xolegel?

    After applying Xolegel to your infected areas, thoroughly wash your hands.
  • What should I avoid while taking Xolegel?

    Avoid bringing Xolegel in contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Always wash your hands after you have applied the medication.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Xolegel?

    No significant interactions have been reported at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements
  • What are the possible side effects of Xolegel?

    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: burning, discharge from infected skin, dryness, irritation, itchiness, pain, redness/inflammation

  • Can I receive Xolegel if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Xolegel 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 Xolegel?

    If it is in within 24 hours of your next scheduled dose, apply the medication as soon as you remember. If it has been more than 24 hours, skip the dose you missed and return to your regular schedule. Never double the dose.
  • How should I store Xolegel?

    Store at room temperature.