Uses of Ketoconazole 2

Ketoconazole 2 belongs to the group of drugs for the treatment of dermatological diseases such as fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes. The drug has the main active ingredient Ketoconazole 2%, researched and manufactured at the Vietnam Mekophar Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company. Ketoconazole 2 is prepared as a topical cream, canned in tubes of 5g and 15g. Let's find out more details about the effects, how to use Ketoconazole 2 effectively through the following article.

1. What are the uses of Ketoconazole 2?

Ketoconazole 2 is indicated for use in the following cases:
Treatment of fungal diseases of the skin: systemic fungal infections (strabismus, ringworm), tinea pedis, inguinal fungus, hand fungus, foot fungus, ringworm (tinea versicolor), skin candidiasis and tinea versicolor. Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis caused by the fungus Pityrosporum ovale.

2. Dosage and how to use Ketoconazole 2

Ketoconazole 2 is a topical medication. The patient applies the drug to the infected skin and the surrounding skin.
Apply the drug 1-2 times a day. Duration of treatment is from 2-4 weeks, in severe cases, the drug can be used for up to 6 weeks. Treatment should continue for a sufficient period of time, for at least a few days after all symptoms disappear. Patients need to keep the treated area clean to avoid sources of infection or re-infection. In case the patient applies an overdose/high dose on the skin, some symptoms such as erythema, burning sensation, and edema may appear. However, these symptoms may disappear as soon as the drug is stopped on the skin. If poisoning is caused by ingestion of Ketoconazole 2 , symptomatic and supportive measures should be used.
In case of missed dose, make up for the missed dose as soon as possible when remembered. However, if it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the make up dose and apply it at your pre-scheduled time. Absolutely do not apply a layer of medicine that is too thick and large area, because skin irritation may occur.
The dosing information provided above is not a substitute for medication leaflets and advice from medical professionals. Patients should always consult with their doctor or pharmacist before deciding to take Ketoconazole 2.

3. Contraindications to using Ketoconazole 2

Ketoconazole 2 should not be used in the following cases:
Patients with hypersensitivity to Ketoconazole or to any other ingredients in the drug. Do not apply the medicine to the eye and eye area.

4. What side effects can patients experience when using Ketoconazole 2?

During the treatment with Ketoconazole 2, patients may experience some unwanted side effects such as:
Rash Difficulty breathing Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat Dizziness, fainting, headache fast or strong heart Easy bruising Bleeding Weakness Numbness or tingling, jaundice Severe depression, confusion, distorted thinking Nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, Fever Dark urine Swelling of the breasts Sexual ability sexual decline. Not all patients experience these side effects. There may be some other side effects not mentioned. If the patient experiences any side effects of Ketoconazole, consult your doctor or pharmacist for timely treatment.

5. Ketoconazole 2 drug interactions

Currently, there are no reports of drug interactions when using Ketoconazole 2 topical cream with other drugs. To avoid drug interactions, inform your doctor or pharmacist of any medications you are taking.

6. Precautions when using Ketoconazole 2 treatment

Before using Ketoconazole 2 for treatment, patients should note some of the following information:
The patient has ever had hypersensitivity to Imidazole-based drugs. Pregnant or nursing women can use Ketoconazole as directed by their doctor. Ketoconazole should be used with caution in cases of concomitant long-term treatment with topical corticosteroids, to avoid a corticosteroid feedback effect. Store Ketoconazole in a dry place, temperature < 30 degrees C, protected from light. In summary, when using Ketoconazole 2 for topical application, the patient should follow the instructions carefully to get the best results.

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