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Ketoconazole is a topical antifungal medication often prescribed to treat dandruff and fungal infections. It works by helping prevent the compound ergosterol from encouraging fungal reproduction. Ketoconazole is the generic version of the brand-name drugs Xolegel, Extina and Ketodan.
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About Ketoconazole (Generic Xolegel)

How does it work?

Ketoconazole is a medicine that fights fungal infections by stopping the growth of fungi. It's like putting a stop sign in front of the fungi, preventing them from spreading so that infections can heal.

What does it treat?

Ketoconazole is a common dandruff treatment and fungal infection treatment for skin conditions like athlete’s foot, jock itch and ringworm. It treats these fungal infections by ridding the body of the specific fungi causing problems.

What forms does it come in?

Ketoconazole comes in different forms like dandruff shampoos, creams, foams, gels and oral medications. Topical medications are for fungal skin infections. Shampoos help with scalp issues like dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Pills work inside the body to fight fungal infections.

Ketoconazole vs. Xolegel

Ketoconazole is the generic version of the brand-name medication Xolegel. Ketoconazole can treat various fungal infections, while Xolegel specifically treats skin fungal infections.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a fungal infections prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Ketoconazole 2 % Shampoo (120 mL bottle) start at $12.56.

* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.

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Common Questions

Ketoconazole (Generic Xolegel) prescription FAQ

What are the benefits of using Ketoconazole (Generic Xolegel)?
  • Treats fungal infections
  • Relieves itching
  • Reduces redness
  • Dries out the affected area
Who should not use this medication?
  • People who are allergic to it
  • People with liver disease
  • People with a history of liver damage
  • People with certain heart conditions
  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding

Tell your healthcare provider about any preexisting health conditions or medications you use before starting Ketoconazole.

How do I use this medication?

Using Ketoconazole depends on the form it comes in. Apply creams or shampoos to the affected area, following the instructions on the label. If it's in tablet form, swallow it with water. Always follow specific instructions from your medical provider.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you forget a dose, don't worry! Take it as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, don’t double the amount or use extra. Once you’re back on track, keep following your regular schedule.

What happens if I use too much?

Taking too much of this medication can cause serious side effects, including nausea, vomiting or liver damage. If you’ve taken too much Ketoconazole, immediately call your health medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222).

Can I get Ketoconazole (Generic Xolegel) online?

Dr. B can help you get treatment for fungal infections and dandruff online. Just start a discreet $15 online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your health history and current symptoms. If appropriate, they’ll send an online prescription to your pharmacy of choice.

Dr. Alison Gruen

Medical information reviewed by Dr. Alison Gruen

Alison Gruen, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City with over 18 years of experience. A clinician at heart, she happily devotes most of her time to the care of her patients. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University and received her MD degree from the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gruen completed her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Kings County Doctor’s Day award for compassion in medicine.  Currently Dr. Gruen is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

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Side Effects

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Not everyone will experience side effects when taking this medication. But mild side effects on the skin from topical creams, shampoos, foams and gels include:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Blistering

If you experience severe side effects like heart problems, an allergic reaction like trouble breathing—or any other new or worrying symptoms—contact your health provider immediately.