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Kuric Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Kuric (ketoconazole) is an antifungal drug as a 2% cream indicated for the topical treatment of ringworm (tinea corporis), jock itch (tinea cruris), athlete's foot (tinea pedis), candidiasis (yeast), and seborrheic dermatitis. Kuric is available as a generic termed ketoconazole. Reported side effects consisting mainly of severe irritation, pruritus (itching), and stinging. There are no known drug interactions to Kuric. Kuric is not for ophthalmic use.
Kuric is available as a 2% strength cream in a 75 g tube. It is recommended that Kuric be applied once daily to cover the affected and immediate surrounding area. Improvement may be seen fairly soon after treatment is begun; however, candidal (yeast) infections, jock itch, and ringworm should be treated for two weeks in order to reduce the possibility of recurrence. Patients with tinea versicolor usually require two weeks of treatment. Patients with athlete's foot require six weeks of treatment. Serious side effects may include rash, shortness of breath and swelling and redness at site of application. Kuric should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. It is not known whether Kuric cream administered topically could result in detectable quantities in breast milk. Nevertheless, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients has not been established.
Our Kuric Cream Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Kuric in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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.
Less serious side effects include:
- mild skin itching or irritation;
- dry skin; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Kuric (ketoconazole) »
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Kuric FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
During clinical trials 45 (5.0%) of 905 patients treated with Ketoconazole Cream 2% and 5 (2.4%) of 208 patients treated with placebo reported side effects consisting mainly of severe irritation, pruritus and stinging. One of the patients treated with Ketoconazole Cream developed a painful allergic reaction.
In worldwide postmarketing experience, rare reports of contact dermatitis have been associated with Ketoconazole Cream or one of its excipients, namely sodium sulfite or propylene glycol.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Kuric (ketoconazole) »
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