Nizoral 2% Cream (Generic)
Nizoral Cream (ketoconazole) is used to treat infections caused by a fungus or yeast. It works by killing the fungus or yeast or preventing its growth leaving your skin looking great again in no time.
This medication is used to treat a fungal skin infection.
Clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication. To apply, gently massage a small amount of the medication to the affected area and surrounding skin. Continue to use the medication as prescribed for the full time prescribed. Stopping therapy too early may not clear the infection causing it to return. Cover with a bandage only if instructed to do so by your doctor. It may take one week before any improvement is seen. If no improvement is seen after 2 - 4 weeks, consult your doctor. Another medication may be necessary.
This medication may cause burning, stinging or redness when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure your doctor knows your medical history, especially of allergies. This medication should be used cautiously during pregnancy only if clearly needed. This medication may appear in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this cream.
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: other skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval
Apply the missed dose as soon as possible but not if it is almost time for the next dose. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C). Keep away from children and pets.