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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Ketoconazole?

(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.

• This medicine is used to treat prostate cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

All forms:

• 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.


• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Do not take antacids or sucralfate within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?


• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Liver damage can rarely...