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Brand Names: Extina, Kuric, Nizoral A-D, Nizoral Topical, Xolegel

Generic Name: ketoconazole topical (Pronunciation: kee toe KOE na zole)

What is ketoconazole topical (Extina, Kuric, Nizoral A-D, Nizoral Topical, Xolegel)?

Ketoconazole topical is an antifungal medication. Ketoconazole topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Ketoconazole topical is used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and seborrhea (dry, flaking skin).

Ketoconazole topical is available as a cream, gel, and as a shampoo. The shampoo is used for the treatment of dandruff.

Ketoconazole topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Ketoconazole 2% Cream-FOU

Ketoconazole 2% Cr-TAR

Ketoconazole 2% Sham-PER

What are the possible side effects of ketoconazole topical (Extina, Kuric, Nizoral A-D, Nizoral Topical, Xolegel)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using ketoconazole topical and call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe itching, burning, or irritation where the medicine is applied;
  • oily or dry scalp, mild hair loss;
  • redness, pain, or oozing of treated skin areas; or
  • eye redness, swelling, or irritation.

Less serious side effects include:

  • mild skin itching or irritation;
  • dry skin; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about ketoconazole topical (Extina, Kuric, Nizoral A-D, Nizoral Topical, Xolegel)?

Use this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.

Do not use bandages or dressings over the treated skin areas, unless your doctor has told you to.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Wait at least 20 minutes after applying this medicine before you use cosmetics or sunscreen on the treated skin area. Do not wash the treated skin for at least 3 hours after applying ketoconazole topical.

Call your doctor if your condition does not improve within 2 weeks, or if your symptoms get worse.

Stop using ketoconazole topical and call your doctor if you have severe burning, irritation, redness, pain, or oozing where the medicine is applied.

Ketoconazole topical gel is flammable. Do not use it while you are smoking or near an open flame.

Do not use this medication on a child younger than 12 years old.



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