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Ketoconazole Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

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.

Oral:

• 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?

Oral:

• 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 occur.

Shampoo:

• 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 color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Severe belly pain.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Severe diarrhea.

• Not able to eat.

• Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• Severe skin irritation.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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