Ketocip 2% Ketoconazole Shampoo belongs to a class of drugs called ‘antifungal’ primarily used to treat fungal infections of the skin like ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot, seborrhoeic dermatitis (dry, flaky skin on the face, scalp, chest, upper back or ears) and pityriasis (a type of skin rash that causes scaly, discoloured patches on chest, back, legs and arms). Fungal infection is a skin disease in which a fungus attacks the tissue and causes infection. Fungal infections may be contagious (spread from one person to another).
Ketocip Shampoo contains Ketoconazole, which works by damaging the fungal cell membranes that are essential for their survival, as they prevent the entry of unwanted substances into the cells and stop the leakage of cell contents. Thus, it kills fungi and yeast.
Ketocip Shampoo is for external use only. Your doctor will advise you on how often you need to use Ketocip Shampoo based on your medical condition. Common side effects include dry skin, itching, redness or burning sensation at the application site. Most of these side effects of Ketocip Shampoo do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
If you are allergic to ketoconazole, inform your doctor. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Ketocip Shampoo. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames as Ketocip Shampoo may catch fire and burn easily. If you are using any steroidal cream, lotion or ointment, inform your doctor before using Ketocip Shampoo to adjust the dose.
Uses of Ketocip Shampoo
Fungal skin infections
Ketocip Ketoconazole Shampoo is an antifungal that is primarily used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot, seborrhoeic dermatitis (dry, flaky skin on face, scalp, chest, upper back, or ears), and pityriasis (a type of skin rash that causes scaly, discoloured patches on chest, back, legs and arms). The fungal cell membranes are essential for their survival, as they prevent the entry of unwanted substances into the cells and stop the leakage of cell contents. Ketocip Ketoconazole Shampoo destroys the fungal cell membranes and kills fungi. Thereby, clears fungal infections and provides relief from cracking, burning, scaling, and itching of the skin caused due to infections.
Directions for Use
Cream/Gel/Lotion: Wash and dry the infected area of the skin. Take a small amount of cream/gel/lotion on the finger and gently rub on the clean and dry affected area and surrounding skin. It is only for external use. Avoid contact of cream/gel/lotion with the nose, mouth, or eyes. In case it comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Wash your hands before and after using cream/gel/lotion if hands are not the affected area to prevent the spread of infection.
Shampoo: Wash your hair with the shampoo and leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly with water.Soap: Wet the body with water and rub soap gently to produce a rich lather. Leave it for a few minutes and then wash thoroughly with water. Powder: Dust the powder on the affected area or use as advised by the doctor.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Ketocip Shampoo
- Dry skin
- Burning sensation at the application site
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Avoid contact of Ketocip Shampoo with nose, mouth, or eyes as it may cause irritation. In case Ketocip Shampoo comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. If you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or breastfeeding, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Ketocip Shampoo. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames, as Ketocip Shampoo may catch fire and burn quickly. If you have asthma or sulphite allergy, inform your doctor. Ketocip Shampoo could make your skin sensitive to the sunlight and cause sunburn more quickly, so try to avoid direct exposure to the sunlight. Apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) whenever you go outdoors.
Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have asthma or sulphite allergy, inform your doctor before using Ketocip Shampoo.