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Ketoconazole (Topical)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Ketoconazole (Topical)?

(kee toe KOE na zole)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat a variety of yeast infections.

• This medicine is used to treat dandruff.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?


• Scalp irritation.

• Removal of curl from hair.

• Hair loss. Hair usually grows back when medicine is stopped.

Cream, foam, and gel:

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin...