Ketoconazole cream is a topical antifungal medication used to treat skin infections caused by fungi. It is available in generic and brand name versions and is applied to the affected area two to three times a day. The cream is available in two strengths, 2% and 1%.
Ketoconazole cream is used to treat skin infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, and other fungal infections. It is also used to treat seborrheic dermatitis, a skin condition that causes red, scaly patches on the scalp, face, chest, and other areas of the body.
Ketoconazole cream has some potential side effects, including skin irritation, redness, itching, burning, and peeling. It may also cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you experience any of these side effects, stop using the cream and contact your doctor immediately.
The active ingredients in ketoconazole cream are ketoconazole and zinc acetate. These active ingredients work together to kill the fungus that causes the infection. Other synonyms for ketoconazole cream include Nizoral, Xolegel, and Extina.
It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions when using ketoconazole cream. Do not use more or less of the cream than is recommended. Do not use it for longer than the recommended time, as this could lead to an increased risk of side effects. Do not apply the cream to broken or irritated skin.
Ketoconazole cream is a safe and effective treatment for skin infections caused by fungi. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions when using the cream and to be aware of the potential side effects. If you experience any of the side effects, stop using the cream and contact your doctor immediately.