What is Nizral?

Nizral Shampoo is used for Fungal Infections, Yeast Infections Of Skin and other conditions.

Nizral Shampoo contains Ketoconazole as an active ingredient.

Nizral Shampoo works by preventing yeasts and fungi from reproducing.

Detailed information related to Nizral Shampoo’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Nizral Shampoo Uses

Nizral Shampoo is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Fungal Infections
  • Yeast Infections Of Skin

Nizral Shampoo Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Nizral Shampoo improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Preventing yeasts and fungi from reproducing.

Nizral Shampoo – Composition and Active Ingredients

Nizral Shampoo is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Ketoconazole (2%)

Nizral Shampoo – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Nizral Shampoo. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Decreased Platelets
  • Bleeding
  • Inability To Achieve Erection
  • Blockade Of Synthesis Of Hormones From Adrenal Glands
  • Itching Of Skin
  • Indigestion

Nizral Shampoo – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Have or history of hepatic impairment, predisposition to adrenocortical insufficiency
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Take antacid 1 hour before or 2 hours after this drug

Nizral Shampoo – Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Nizral Shampoo may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Nizral Shampoo may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Abiraterone acetate
  • Alcohol
  • Alfentanil
  • Aliskiren
  • Alprazolam
  • Aluminium hydroxide and oxide

Nizral Shampoo – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Nizral Shampoo is a contraindication. In addition, Nizral Shampoo should not be used if you have the following conditions:

  • Astemizole
  • Cisapride
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Porphyria
  • Preexisting liver disease
  • Terfenadine


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