Ketoconazole or Nizoral is used to treat fungal infection of the various parts of body. This medicine is related with the class of medicines known as antifungals. Nizoral is useful for treating fungal infections of the skin like ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch and nails. This medicine also helps to heal sun fungus. Ketoconazole acts by averting the fungus from increasing and reproducing. This medicine is available in the form of tablets, shampoo and cream. The topical form of this medicine is also used to treat ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot, dandruff, and tinea versicolor. Nizoral shampoo is effective for preventing dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
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Do not take overdose of it. Use it according to the directions of the doctor. It is important to follow the dosing timetable set by the doctor to avoid an overdose. Overdose of this medicine can cause some serious effects.
It can give you some side effects like strange or harsh itching, redness, flaming, dryness, or irritation skin and change in the color of the nails. Talk to your instantly after feeling any kind of severe side effect.
You should ask your ask your doctor first before using this medicine to avoid any further problem. If you have allergy problem with this drug or from any of its elements, avoid using it. Ketoconazole may have interactions while using it with other medicines so you should tell your doctor about the medicines that you are using presently or used earlier so that he can help you better.