Nizoral Shampoo (Ketoconazole)

Nizoral Shampoo

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Nizoral Shampoo, which contains the active ingredient ketoconazole, is indicated for the treatment of several conditions. These include:

  • Pityriasis (Tinea Versicolor): Nizoral 2% Shampoo is indicated for the treatment of tinea (pityriasis) versicolor caused by or presumed to be caused by Pityrosporum orbiculare (also known as Malassezia furfur or M. orbiculare).
  • Dandruff and Seborrhoeic Dermatitis: Nizoral Shampoo is used for the prevention and treatment of scalp conditions such as dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.
  • Fungal Infections: It is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs.


  • Begin by thoroughly wetting the hair and scalp with water.
  • Apply an adequate amount of shampoo to generate sufficient lather to cleanse the hair and scalp.
  • Gently massage the entire scalp.
  • Rinse the hair with warm water.
  • Repeat this process if directed by your healthcare provider.
  • Apply the over-the-counter strength of the shampoo (1%), lather, and rinse thoroughly. Repeat this process and dry the hair thoroughly after the second rinse.
  • Wet the skin and apply the shampoo to the affected area and the surrounding healthy skin when using other than scalp.
  • Allow the lather to remain in place for 5 minutes, then rinse off with water.
  • Follow your healthcare provider's instructions or the package directions for the appropriate dosage, application frequency, and treatment duration.
  • Inform your healthcare provider if you experience any persistent or worsening symptoms for further guidance.


  • Avoid contact with the eyes, and if the shampoo gets into the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Do not begin using the shampoo if your scalp or skin is broken or swollen.

Common Side Effects:

  • Acne
  • Itching
  • Eye redness
  • Face swelling

Less Common or Rare Side Effects:

  • Bleeding from sore in the mouth
  • Blistering, crusting, irritation, or reddening of the skin
  • Eye irritation

Not all individuals may experience these side effects, and some may require medical attention. If you encounter any of these side effects and they are severe or bothersome, consult with a healthcare provider.

Post-marketing use of Nizoral Shampoo has been associated with severe hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis. If a reaction suggesting sensitivity or chemical irritation occurs, the use of the medication should be discontinued.

Specific reports have been made regarding the use of Nizoral Shampoo in patients who have been on prolonged treatment with topical corticosteroids. It is recommended that the steroid therapy be gradually withdrawn over a period of 2 to 3 weeks while using Nizoral Shampoo to prevent any potential rebound effect.

Nizoral Shampoo contains sodium lauryl ether sulfate, which may cause local skin reactions (such as stinging or burning sensation) or increase skin reactions caused by other products when applied to the same area.

Individuals with known allergies should carefully review the ingredients list on the package and inform their healthcare provider about any allergies. If there has been a previous allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Nizoral, an alternative treatment may be recommended.

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Nizoral Shampoo

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Nizoral Shampoo

Strength(s): 2%
Quantities Available: 60, 120


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