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Ketzol Tablet Information

Ketzol Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Fungal Infections are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Ketzol Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Ketzol Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Ketzol Tablet have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Ketzol Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

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

Ketzol Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Ketzol Tablet contraindications section.

Additionally, Ketzol Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Ketzol Tablet is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Ketzol Tablet Benefits & Uses

Ketzol Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ketzol 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

Ketzol Tablet Related Warnings

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


    Ketzol may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Ketzol, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

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


    Ketzol is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

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


    Using Ketzol does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

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


    Ketzol may have severe effects on your liver, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.

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


    Ketzol is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Ketzol Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Ketzol Tablet

  • Is this Ketzol Tablet habit forming or addictive?


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

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


    After taking Ketzol Tablet you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Ketzol Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    No, the use of Ketzol Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Ketzol Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ketzol Tablet


    Taking Ketzol Tablet with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ketzol Tablet


    Taking Ketzol Tablet with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Ketzol Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

How to apply Ketzol?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Ketzol should be applied topically (on the skin) once daily for 2 - 6 weeks or as advised by a doctor. It should be applied after cleaning the affected area, allow it to dry, and then gently rub the medicine on the affected area. Do not forget to wash your hands after applying this drug. Over-the-counter ketoconazole shampoo is usually used every 3 to 4 days for up to 8 weeks after that use it as per the need.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I use Ketzol without consulting a doctor?

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

Ketzol 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 5 years ago

What is Ketzol?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Ketzol 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.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Ketzol good for ringworm?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Ketzol is effectively used in the ringworm. Please consult a dermatologist before using this medicine.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Ketzol cause hair loss?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

No, Ketzol does not cause hair loss. There have been no known cases of this drug causing hair loss. However, do keep your doctor informed if you are experiencing hair loss with Ketzol.  



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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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