Ketocip Shampoo (1%)
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Ketocip Shampoo (1%)
Ketocip 1% Shampoo is an anti-fungal which is used to treat a variety of infections caused by fungi. It is recommended when no other safer alternatives are available due to the risk of the liver injury. Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to it.
Drug = Ketoconazole
Strength = 1%
Manufacture = Cipla Ltd.
How to Take
Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.
This medication may cause abnormal hair texture, discoloration, irritation, or pimple-like bumps on the scalp. There may also be oiliness or dryness of the hair and scalp. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: hair loss.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Ketocip 1% Shampoo is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Ketocip 1% Shampoo is not recommended for use during breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Do not breastfeed for at least 5 hours after the dose to reduce the risk of exposure.
Ketocip 1% Shampoo can cause severe liver injury when high doses are used. Any known incidence of liver disease should be reported to the doctor. Dosage adjustments and safety monitoring might be required in such cases.
Ketocip 1% Shampoo may increase the QT prolongation. This risk is more if coadministered with other medicines that can cause QT prolongation. Close monitoring of heart function is necessary.
Ketocip 1% Shampoo may decrease the adrenal corticosteroid secretion when high doses are used. The recommended dose should not exceed 400 mg. Close monitoring of adrenal function is necessary.
Ketocip 1% Shampoo (Ketoconazole shampoo) is commonly advertised as a dandruff treatment, with OTC brands like Nizoral available in supermarkets or online for purchase. Dry scalp causes some dandruff, while other dandruff is actually seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis may be associated with an overgrowth of Malassezia Trusted Source, a yeast fungus that’s naturally present on your skin. Ketoconazole can help treat dandruff by reducing the fungus and inflammation.