Ketoconazole Lotion 2% - A topical antifungal medicine Ketoconazole is used for the effective treatment of fungal skin infections such as infections of the skin, groin, nails, inner thighs, or infections between the toes. Available with the brand name KETOGUD, this lotion is supplied by Scot Derma in premium quality.

Ketoconazole belongs to the group of antifungals. The active ingredient Ketoconazole inhibits the growth of fungi that are in charge of causing infections like sweat rash, ringworm, athlete's foot, etc., by interfering with their protective covering, ultimately leading to their death.

General Precautions & Directions

Note the below-mentioned directions that you must follow and the precautions you apply Ketoconazole Lotion 2%:

  1. It is important to wash your hands before and after the application of Ketoconazole Lotion 2%.
  2. Do not let the lotion get into the eyes, nose, or mouth. In case of accidental exposure, rinse it immediately with cool water and take a consultation with the doctor.
  3. Notify your doctor if the infection does not die down even after four weeks of the treatment with Ketoconazole Lotion 2%.
  4. In order to get the maximum benefit from this medicine, finish the full prescribed course without any skips and overdoses.
  5. Avoid the application of Ketoconazole Lotion 2% on broken skin, cuts, or open wounds.
  6. An overdose of Ketoconazole Lotion 2% is unlikely to result in serious symptoms unless used in large quantities for an extended period of time. However, ingestion of this medicine has the potential to be harmful and may necessitate prompt medical attention.
  7. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to Ketoconazole or other antifungal medicines.
  8. It is better to first consult the doctor about the usage of this lotion if you are suffering from eye infections.

When to Consult Doctor?

Before using Ketoconazole Lotion 2%, people with the following health conditions should consult their doctor or healthcare provider:

  1. If you recently treated any skin illness with a topical preparation that contains steroids.
  2. If you encounter any skin allergies after using this medicated lotion.
  3. If you do not observe any improvement in your condition or symptoms.

Side Effects

Most side effects that occur with the application of Ketoconazole Lotion 2% do not need serious medical attention and vanish after the body conforms to the medicine. However, the unnecessary application or misapplication may result in certain temporary adverse effects. Here are the side effects associated with this medicated lotion:

  1. Application Site Reactions; itching, irritation, burning, redness
  2. Peeling or blistering of the skin
  3. Dryness

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can a steroid cream be used along with Ketoconazole Lotion 2%?

A light steroid cream like hydrocortisone can be used in the morning and Ketoconazole Lotion 2% in the evening, after consulting the doctor. The steroid cream can be progressively discontinued over a period of 2-3 weeks.

2. What should be done if the application of Ketoconazole Lotion 2% is missed?

If you miss the dose of Ketoconazole Lotion 2%, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if your next dose is approaching, skip the missed one and resume your regular regimen. Do not double the application as it may result in negative effects.

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