Drug: ketoconazole

Ketoconazole generally is well tolerated. Commonly reported side effects of ketoconazole are:
  • rash,
  • itching,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • abdominal pain,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • impotence, and
  • blood count abnormalities.
Other important side effects of ketoconazole are rare; they include:
  • serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis),
  • severe depression,
  • hair loss, and
  • tingling sensations.
Liver dysfunction also has been reported. Signs of liver problems include unusual fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, yellowing of the skin (jaundice), dark urine, and pale stools. Development of these symptoms while taking ketoconazole should be reported to a physician.

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Tablets: 200 mg; Shampoo: 1% and 2%; Cream: 2%, Gel: 2%, Foam: 2%

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  • Store tablets at room temperature, 15 C to 25 C (59 F to 77 F) and protected from moisture.
  • Store shampoo 1% between 2 C to 30 C (35 F to 86 F) and protected from light and freezing.
  • Store shampoo 2% at or below 25 C (77 F) and protected from light.
  • Store cream and foam at room temperature, 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).
  • Store gel between 15C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

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Ketoconazole may be taken with or without food. The oral dose range is 200-400 mg daily. Recurrent tinea versicolor is treated with 400 mg monthly. Topical formulations are administered to affected areas once or twice daily.

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A small amount of ketoconazole is secreted in breast milk. Nursing mothers should probably avoid breastfeeding while using ketoconazole. Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmDReference: FDA Prescribing Information

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