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Nizoral Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
- What are the possible side effects of ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
- How should I take ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nizoral)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nizoral)?
- What should I avoid while taking ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
- What other drugs will affect ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nizoral)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Nizoral)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a ketoconazole overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while taking ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
Avoid taking antacids or stomach acid reducers (Tagamet, Pepcid, Axid, Zantac, and others) for at least 2 hours after you have taken your dose of ketoconazole. These medications can make it harder for the ketoconazole tablet to dissolve in your stomach.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may cause unpleasant side effects while you are taking ketoconazole.
What other drugs will affect ketoconazole (Nizoral)?
Many drugs can interact with ketoconazole. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Sandimmune, Neoral);
- clopidogrel (Plavix);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- tacrolimus ((Prograf);
- loratadine (Alavert, Claritin, Tavist ND);
- methylprednisolone (Medrol);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- diabetes medication you take by mouth;
- a sedative such as midazolam (Versed);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cancer medications;
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- cholesterol medications such as niacin (Advicor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Altocor, Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), and others; or
- medications to treat HIV or AIDS.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with ketoconazole. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ketoconazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Nizoral Information
- Nizoral Drug Interactions Center: ketoconazole oral
- Nizoral Side Effects Center
- Nizoral Overview including Precautions
- Nizoral FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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