This medication is used to control dandruff and other scalp infections, such as seborrheic dermatitis. Use of this medication may help to relieve the flaking, scaling and itching associated with dandruff. Ketoconazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Your medical provider may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medication before checking with your medical provider first. Before using this medication, tell your medical provider of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share the list with your medical provider.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
This shampoo may remove the curl from a permanent wave in the hair. When treating pityriasis, this medication may not cause an immediate return to normal skin color. It may take several months after treatment is completed for your natural skin color to return.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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