Kezol Tablet

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Kezol Tablet Information

Kezol Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections. Secondary and off-label uses of Kezol Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Kezol Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Kezol Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Kezol Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Kezol Tablet is Moderate for pregnant women and Safe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Kezol Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Kezol Tablet related warnings section.

Kezol 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 Kezol Tablet contraindications section.

Additionally, Kezol Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

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



Kezol Tablet Benefits & Uses

Kezol Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Kezol 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


Kezol Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Kezol Tablet is used -

Moderate

  • Erythema

Mild

Kezol Tablet Related Warnings

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


    Kezol can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Kezol right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

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


    Kezol is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

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


    Kezol is completely safe for kidneys.

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


    Kezol can cause side effects that could harm the liver. So medical advice before taking it is necessary.

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


    Kezol has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Kezol Tablet with Other Drugs

Kezol Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Kezol Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Kezol Tablet

  • Is this Kezol Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Kezol Tablet is not addictive in nature.

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


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

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Kezol Tablet only as per medical advice.

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


    No, Kezol Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Kezol Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Kezol Tablet


    It is safe to take Kezol Tablet with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Kezol Tablet


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Kezol Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Kezol Tablet

Question almost 4 years ago

How long can I safely take Kezol?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

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

Question about 3 years ago

Does Kezol cause hair loss?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

No, Kezol 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 Kezol.  

Question about 4 years ago

What is Kezol?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Kezol 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 over 3 years ago

Can Kezol be used for acne?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

No, ideally Kezol can't be used for acne (pimples) because it is not a fungal infection. Please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options to treat acne.

Question over 3 years ago

Can Kezol cream be used for hemorrhoids?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, ideally Kezol can't be used for hemorrhoids condition because it is not an antifungal infection. Please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options to treat and prevent hemorrhoids.



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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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