Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole) Medication


Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole)

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Nizoral Cream is a topical medication prescribed to treat various skin infections such as tinea corporis (ringworm), tinea cruris (jock itch), tinea pedis (athlete’s foot), tinea versicolor (skin lightening or darkening on the neck, chest, arms, or legs), and seborrheic dermatitis (dry, flaking skin). 

Classified as an imidazole antifungal medication, Nizoral Cream works by inhibiting fungal growth responsible for infections. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Nizoral Cream and with each prescription refill, carefully review its medication guide and patient information leaflet. Inquire with your physician or pharmacist regarding any questions or uncertainties. 

Nizoral Cream is intended for dermatologic use only and should not be used in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If accidental contact with the eyes occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. 

The duration of treatment with Nizoral Cream may vary based on the type of infection being treated. 

Typically, this cream is applied to the affected skin area once or twice a day as prescribed by the doctor. 

To properly apply Nizoral Cream, follow these steps: 

  1. Begin by washing your hands thoroughly before applying the cream. 
  2. Cleanse the affected area carefully, ensuring it is dry before proceeding. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of the cream onto the affected skin and gently massage it in. 
  4. Unless instructed otherwise by your doctor, refrain from using coverings such as bandages or dressings. 
  5. After use, remember to wash your hands, except when applying the cream to your hands. 

For optimal results, adhere to a consistent schedule while using this medication. Avoid exceeding the prescribed frequency of use, as it will not accelerate recovery but may amplify adverse effects. 

Complete the full prescribed amount of Nizoral Cream, even if symptoms improve after initiating treatment. Ceasing this medication prematurely may enable the fungus to persist and potentially lead to a recurrence of the infection. 

Inform your doctor if your condition persists beyond the prescribed treatment duration or worsens at any point. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Nizoral Cream. If any of them persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Stinging 
  • Swelling 
  • Itching 
  • Irritation 
  • Dryness 
  • Redness of the treated skin 
  • Headache 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Severe itching, burning, or irritation at the application site 
  • Oozing, pain, or redness of treated skin areas 
  • Eye redness, swelling, or irritation 

Tell your doctor promptly if you experience any of the severe side effects listed above. 

Allergic Reactions 

Although rare, a severe allergic reaction to Nizoral Cream may occur. Seek prompt medical attention if you observe any of these symptoms: 

  • Rash 
  • Swelling or itchy face, tongue, or throat 
  • Severe dizziness 
  • Difficulty breathing 

Not all side effects of Nizoral Cream are included in this list. In case any unlisted effects occur, inform your doctor immediately.   


Before starting treatment with Nizoral Cream, inform your doctor and pharmacist of any known allergies, particularly to: 

  • Ketoconazole 
  • Other azole antifungals (e.g., clotrimazole, econazole, or miconazole) 
  • Other drugs 
  • Any of the components of Nizoral Cream 

To ensure Nizoral Cream is safe for you, disclose to your physician your medical background. 

Inform your doctor and pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking or using to lower the chance of drug interaction with Nizoral Cream. 

The use of Nizoral Cream during pregnancy should only be considered if absolutely necessary. Discuss with your doctor the potential risks and benefits of this medication prior to use. 

Consult your doctor before using Nizoral Cream when breastfeeding, as it is uncertain whether ketoconazole is transmitted through breast milk. 

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