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Nizoral Shampoo

NIZORAL®
(ketoconazole) 2% Shampoo

DRUG DESCRIPTION

NIZORAL® (ketoconazole) 2% Shampoo is a red-orange liquid for topical application, containing the broad spectrum synthetic antifungal agent ketoconazole in a concentration of 2% in an aqueous suspension. It also contains: coconut fatty acid diethanolamide, disodium monolauryl ether sulfosuccinate, F.D.&C. Red No. 40, hydrochloric acid, imidurea, laurdimonium hydrolyzed animal collagen, macrogol 120 methyl glucose dioleate, perfume bouquet, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl ether sulfate, and purified water.

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

NIZORAL® (ketoconazole) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of ketoconazole topical?

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

Stop using ketoconazole topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • 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...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/14/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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