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Common brand names:

Kuric, Nizoral, Nizoral A-D, Extina, Xolegel

Ketoconazole is an antifungal agent applied topically to treat fungal and yeast infections of the skin. It is effective in the treatment of ringworm, jock itch, pityriasis, athlete’s foot, and dandruff, as well as yeast infections caused by Candida. The shampoo is available over the counter in a 1% strength to treat dandruff, and by prescription as a 2% solution to treat pityriasis. The drug is not absorbed through the skin.

As of the last update, we have found no reported interactions between this medicine and specific foods, supplements, or other compounds. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects; refer to the manufacturers’ package information for details as this is not covered here. If you take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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