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What is Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione used for?

Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione topical solution is indicated for scalp conditions such as dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. This combination medication treats and prevents itching, flaking, and scaling of the scalp. It is composed of Ketoconazole (antifungal drug) and Zinc Pyrithione (antiseborrheic medication). This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione?

The dosage of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione?

Like other medicines, Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione can cause side effects such as burning, redness, or dryness at the application site. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione?

Is it possible for me to use Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione?
What are the possible drug interactions of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione?
How will Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione work in my body?
How should Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione be used?
How to reduce the risk of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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