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Nizoral Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Ketoconazole is in a class of antifungals known as imidazoles. It is used to treat fungal infections by interfering with their growth and repair mechanisms. Ketoconazole is also used to treat fungal infections of the skin or nails. It works by slowing the growth of fungi that may cause infection.

Nizoral Dosage

  • The usual starting dose of Nizoral is 200 milligrams daily.
  • For children over 2 years of age, the usual starting dose is 3.3 to 6.6 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight.

Uses of Nizoral

  • Ketoconazole is used to treat infections of the mouth, throat, and esophagus and serious fungal infections of the skin and nails.
  • Ketoconazole may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Nizoral

Before taken Nizoral medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Nizoral. Side effects may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Itching

Warnings and precautions before taking Nizoral:

  • If you have any allergic to ketoconazole, other antifungal medications such as fluconazole, itraconazole, or voriconazole, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are taking antacids medications for heartburn or ulcers such as cimetidine, famotidine, nizatadine, or ranitidine, then you should tell your doctor. Because it may cause to another serious effects.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as illnesses, then you should also tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Nizoral with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Nizoral with the following:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cisapride
  • Digoxin
  • Isoniazid
  • Midazolam
  • Phenytoin
  • Rifampin
  • Triazolam
Overdose

After taken Nizoral if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Nizoral overdose include:

  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain


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