Ketoconazole Cream Generic Name & Formulations
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Mechanism of Action
Ketoconazole Cream Indications
Ketoconazole Cream Dosage and Administration
Ketoconazole Cream Contraindications
Ketoconazole Cream Boxed Warnings
Ketoconazole Cream Warnings/Precautions
Asthma. Discontinue if sensitization occurs. Avoid eyes. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
- Ketoconazole 2% cream is not for ophthalmic use.
- Some Ketoconazole 2% cream formulations may contain sodium sulfite anhydrous, a sulfite that can cause allergic-type reactions, including anaphylactic symptoms, and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible patients.
- Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic versus nonasthmatic patients.
- Discontinue therapy if a reaction suggesting sensitivity or chemical irritation should occur.
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Ketoconazole should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Nursing Mother Considerations
Given topically, it is not known whether ketoconazole cream could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in breast milk. A decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.
Ketoconazole Cream Pharmacokinetics
Ketoconazole Cream Interactions
Ketoconazole Cream Adverse Reactions
Irritation, pruritus, stinging, allergic reaction.
Ketoconazole Cream Clinical Trials
Ketoconazole Cream Note
Formerly known under the brand names Ketozole, Nizoral.
Ketoconazole Cream Patient Counseling