World best selling no.1 Ketoconazole Shampoo (Dancel Shampoo)

Dancel Shampoo (Ketoconazole Shampo)

Ketoconazole Shampo Presentation

Dancel Shampoo: Each gram shampoo contains Ketoconazole BP 20 mg

Ketoconazole Shampo Description

Ketoconazole, a synthetic imidazole dioxolane derivative, has a potent antifungal activity against dermatophytes, such as Trichophyton sp., Epidermophyton sp., Microsporum sp., and yeasts, such as Candida sp. and Malassezia spp.(Pityrosporum spp). Ketoconazole 2% shampoo rapidly relieves scaling and pruritus, which are usually associated with Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Pityriasis capitis (dandruff) and Pityriasis versicolor.

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Ketoconazole Shampo Indications

Treatment and prophylaxis of infections in which the yeast Malassezia is involved, such asDandruff (Pityriasis capitis)
Inflammatory skin condition with greasy, red and scaly areas (Seborrheic dermatitis) Pityriasis versicolor (localized)

Ketoconazole Shampo Dosage & Administration

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To use the Ketoconazole 2% shampoo, follow these steps:
* Shake the bottle well before use
* Use a small amount of water to wet the area where Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is to be applied
* Apply the shampoo to the affected skin/scalp and a large area around it
* Use fingers to rub the shampoo until it forms lather
* Leave the shampoo on skin/scalp for 5 minutes
* Rinse the shampoo off skin/scalp with water

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Side Effects

Topical treatment with Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is generally well tolerated. As with other
shampoos, a local burning sensation, itching, or contact dermatitis (due to irritation or allergy), may
occur on exposed areas. In rare instances, mainly in patients with chemically damaged hair or gray
hair, a discoloration of the hair has been observed with the use of Ketoconazole 2% shampoo.

Precautions

In patients who have been on prolonged treatment with topical corticosteroids, it is recommended
that the steroid therapy be gradually withdrawn over a period of 2 to 3 weeks, while using
Ketoconazole 2% shampoo to prevent any potential rebound effect. Avoid contact with the eyes. If
the shampoo enters the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category C. Since Ketoconazole is not absorbed through the skin after topical application, Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is not contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation.

Drug Interaction

Not known

Over Dose

Not expected as Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is intended for external use only. Accidental oral ingestion is usually followed by nausea and vomiting due to detergent, only supportive measures
should be carried out.

Withdrawal Period

 

Storage

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of the children.
Store it at room temperature and do not allow it to freeze.
Protect the medication from light and keep away from excess heat and moisture.

Commercial Pack

Ketoconazole Shampoo: Each plastic bottle contains 100 ml of shampoo.

FAQ: 

  1. What is the drug ketoconazole used for?
    Answer : Ketoconazole is used to treat infections caused by a fungus or yeast. It works by killing the fungus or yeast or preventing its growth. Ketoconazole cream is used to treat: Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis; ringworm of the foot);
  2. Why is ketoconazole no longer used?
    Answer : Because of its potential for severe adverse reactions including hepatotoxicity, ketoconazole has been withdrawn in many countries and has strict labeling in the United States recommending that it be used only when other effective antifungal agents are not available or tolerated.

3.Why is ketoconazole bad?

Answer : This medicine may lower testosterone levels. This may cause enlarged breasts, not able to get an erection, or low sperm counts. Testosterone levels go back to normal after ketoconazole (systemic) is stopped. Call the doctor if any of these effects occur.
4.How long does ketoconazole take to work?
Answer : Clinical improvement may be seen fairly soon after treatment is begun; however, candidal infections and tinea cruris and corporis should be treated for two weeks in order to reduce the possibility of recurrence. Patients with tinea versicolor usually require two weeks of treatment.
5. What cause fungal infection?
Answer : Fungal infections are common throughout much of the natural world. In humans, fungal infections occur when an invading fungus takes over an area of the body and is too much for the immune system to handle. Fungi can live in the air, soil, water, and plants.
6. What are the side effects of ketoconazole?
Answer : Side Effects
  • Acne.
  • bleeding from sore in the mouth.
  • blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin.
  • cracked, dry, or scaly skin.
  • discoloration of the fingernails or toenails.
  • eye dryness, irritation, or swelling.
7. What can you not mix with ketoconazole?
Answer : Ketoconazole must not be used with certain other medications because a serious, possibly fatal, drug interaction may occur. Ketoconazole interacts with drugs such as cisapride, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, methadone, pimozide, quinidine, ranolazine, among others.
8. Is ketoconazole cream bad for the liver?
Answer : Ketoconazole may cause liver damage, sometimes serious enough to require liver transplantation or to cause death. Liver damage may occur in people who do not already have liver disease or any other conditions that increase the risk that they will develop liver damage.
9. How strong is ketoconazole?
10. Is ketoconazole cream safe?
11. Is ketoconazole good for eczema?
Answer : Ketoconazole cream is also sometimes used with other medications to treat skin conditions that are often worsened by fungal infection such as diaper rash, eczema (skin irritation caused by allergies), impetigo (blisters caused by a bacterial infection), and psoriasis (a lifelong skin condition)
12. Does ketoconazole cause skin thinning?
Answer : Common side effects may include: thinning hair; changes in the color or texture of your hair; dry skin; or.
13. Is ketoconazole stronger than clotrimazole?
Answer : In conclusion, a successful therapy of tinea pedis can be achieved with both clotrimazole and ketoconazole within 28 days of treatment and once-daily clotrimazole is equally effective as twice-daily ketoconazole with favourable influences on the most irritating symptoms of the disease.
14. What are antifungal shampoos?
Answer : Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% Shampoo is an antifungal medication used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and seborrhea (dry, flaking skin). Nizoral is available as a cream, gel, and shampoo. Nizoral shampoo is used for the treatment of dandruff.
15. What does ringworm look like in humans?
Answer : Ringworm of the Body (Tinea Corporis)
When fungus affects the skin of the body, it often produces itchy, red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze. The patches often have sharply defined edges. They are often redder around the outside with normal skin tone in the center, creating the appearance of a ring.
17. What does a fungal rash look like?
Answer : A fungal skin infection often looks bright red and can spread across a large area. A fungal skin rash may also have characteristics including: Color more intense at the border.
18. What happens if fungal infection is left untreated?
Answer : If left completely untreated, your stubborn fungal skin infection may cause some or the other kind of permanent damage and in some cases your fungal infection may eventually lead to death
19. What kills fungus on skin?
Answer : Antifungal medications work to treat fungal infections. They can either kill fungi directly or prevent them from growing and thriving. Antifungal drugs are available as OTC treatments or prescription medications, and come in a variety of forms, including: creams or ointments.
20. Does ketoconazole cause hair loss?
Answer : Ketoconazole is to be used exactly as directed by the dermatologist, because, a dose more or less can have its repercussions. You are likely to see quantifiable results in about two to four weeks, with some initial temporary hair loss.
21. Can topical ketoconazole damage liver?
Answer : Ketoconazole may cause liver damage, sometimes serious enough to require liver transplantation or to cause death. Liver damage may occur in people who do not already have liver disease or any other conditions that increase the risk that they will develop liver damage.
22. How long does it take for ketoconazole cream to work?
Answer : Clinical improvement may be seen fairly soon after treatment is begun; however, candidal infections and tinea cruris and corporis should be treated for two weeks in order to reduce the possibility of recurrence. Patients with tinea versicolor usually require two weeks of treatment.
23. Can I use Nizoral everyday?
Answer : To treat dandruff, Nizoral can be used every 3-4 days for four weeks. To prevent dandruff from coming back, Nizoral can be used once every week or once every 2 weeks. For each use, apply a small amount (approx 6ml) of shampoo to a wet scalp.

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