Ketoconazole 2% is an effective medication for fungal infections. It is used to cure well know infections like ringworm, infections in the foot, inner thighs, and other private parts. This comprises ketoconazole which is an agile salt. It is recommended to wash the hand after the use of lotion and try to keep away it from the eyes. Lotion should be used as instructed by the doctor respectively. Ketoconazole lotion should be used regularly till the infection vanishes and also a person should not leave applying it after the disappearance of the infection it may be applied also after it for some time.
To feel better a person needs to complete the duration of applying the lotion as prescribed by the doctor. Consultation with your doctor is mandatory if you have any other issues or the infection spreads more. There are also some side effects of this lotion that can occur sometimes for example, redness of the skin, itchiness, or burning sensation, etc. Lotion begins by interacting with the cell membranes of fungi by finishing the growth and results in their death.
Uses of ketoconazole 2%
It is used to treat different kinds of skin or fungal infections:-
Tinea versicolor (a fungal infection that results in discolored patches on the skin)
Skin yeast infection
Benefits of ketoconazole 2%
It helps to vanish various kinds of fungal infections from the roots of the skin. It starts showing its effects just after the night it is applied on the infected part. The chemical used in it had very less side effects.
Severe allergic reaction
Rash at the application site
Direction for use
The lotion is only for external use.
Consume it as instructed by the doctor.
Read the label and content carefully on the packaging of the cream.
Wash the infected area with water and then dry it.
Apply the cream to the infected area respectively.
Hands are to be washed before and after the use of lotion.
For instance, if the eyes come in contact with it, wash your eyes immediately with pure water.
The cream should be stored at normal room temperature, and guarded from moisture and heat. Keep it away from pets and children.
The lotion should not be used in excess of regular doses because it can lead to give some side effects that may be harmful to an individual in the future.
Missed a dose
In case a dose is missed then you should not double the regular dose you must skip the old dose and apply the regular dose and be careful for further
This medicine should be used while pregnancy only after consulting your doctor.
Using this cream while breastfeeding the baby should be used carefully and also to be kept away from the breasts.
There is no linkage between alcohol and cream till now.
Interactions between Ketoconazole cream and other drugs
Ketoconazole cream would interact with some medicines or other supplements. You should always tell your doctor about the other medicines that you take. Sometimes, some medications may react with this cream so the doctor must see it and change the doses.
Q. Is ketoconazole a steroid?
No, the lotion is not a steroid. It is a legal cream that contains natural salt from the environment.
Q. Is there any side effects of applying cream on the face?
No, this lotion is safe and can be applied to the face. Applying it to other parts needs to be consulted by a doctor.
Q. Do this cream causes some kind of harm to the liver?
No, this cream does not have any link with the liver but the tablet from of ketoconazole may create some liver problems.