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Ketoconazole Cream

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Ketoconazole Cream

Ketoconazole
Cream, 2%

Ketoconazole Cream

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Ketoconazole cream, 2% contains the broad-spectrum synthetic antifungal agent, ketoconazole 2%, formulated in an aqueous cream vehicle consisting of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), cetyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitan monostearate and stearyl alcohol.

Ketoconazole is cis-1-acetyl-4-[4-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-(1H--imidazol-1-ylmethyl)-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl] piperazine and has the following structural formula:

Ketoconazole  Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C26H28CI2N4O4

Molecular Weight: 531.43

What are the possible side effects of ketoconazole topical (Extina, Kuric, Nizoral A-D, Nizoral Topical, Xolegel)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using ketoconazole topical and call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe itching, burning, or irritation where the medicine is applied;
  • oily or dry scalp, mild hair loss;
  • redness, pain, or oozing of treated skin areas; or
  • eye redness, swelling, or irritation.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/11/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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