Ketopan Tablet

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Ketopan Tablet Information

Ketopan Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Fungal Infections. Other than this, Ketopan Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Ketopan Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Ketopan Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Ketopan Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Ketopan Tablet has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Ketopan Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Ketopan Tablet related warnings section.

Ketopan Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Ketopan Tablet in conditions like Liver Disease. Other contraindications of Ketopan Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Ketopan Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Ketopan Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Ketopan Tablet Benefits & Uses

Ketopan Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ketopan Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3.3 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3.3 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Ketopan Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ketopan Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Ketopan can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Ketopan, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Ketopan Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Ketopan.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ketopan Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Ketopan does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ketopan Tablet on the Liver?


    There may be severe side effects of Ketopan on your liver. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Ketopan Tablet on the Heart?


    Side effects of Ketopan rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Ketopan Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ketopan Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Ketopan Tablet

  • Is this Ketopan Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Ketopan Tablet is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Ketopan Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Ketopan Tablet should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Ketopan Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Ketopan Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ketopan Tablet


    Taking Ketopan Tablet with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ketopan Tablet


    Consumption of alcohol and Ketopan Tablet together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Ketopan Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Can I use Ketopan without consulting a doctor?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Ketopan is a prescription drug so do not use it without consulting a dermatologist. It can be harmful to the patient to take this medicine without a dermatologist recommendation.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Ketopan cause itching?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Ketopan can cause itching and burning sensation. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you experience excessive itching after applying this drug then inform your dermatologist immediately without further delay and follow his/her instruction.

Question about 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Ketopan?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Take Ketopan as directed by your dermatologist. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your dermatologist.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Ketopan thin the skin ?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

No, Ketopan does not make the skin thinner. No known case has been found regarding skin thinning with Ketopan. 

Question over 5 years ago

What is Ketopan?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Ketopan is a brand name of ketoconazole. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called antifungal agents. It is used to treat fungal infections such as tinea corporis (fungal infection of the skin or scalp known as ringworm), tinea cruris (fungal infection in the skin of the genitals known as Jock itch), tinea pedis (fungal infection between the toes also known as athlete's foot), cutaneous candidiasis (skin and nail fungal infection), tinea versicolor (discolored patches of skin), and vaginal candidiasis (a yeast infection of the vagina). Over the counter ketoconazole shampoo control flaking, scaling, and itching of the scalp caused by dandruff.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Nizoral (ketoconazole)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 792-793

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 174-177

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