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KETOCONAZOLE 2% GEL - TOPICAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Xolegel
USES: This medication is used to treat a certain skin condition (seborrheic dermatitis, a type of dandruff). In this condition, it is believed that a fungus (Malassezia furfur) infects the skin or scalp, resulting in dry, flaky skin (scales) on the scalp, face, ears, chest, or upper back. Ketoconazole is an azole antifungal drug that works by stopping the growth of fungus.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using ketoconazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Use this medication on the scalp and skin only. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Wash hands before and after applying this medication. Apply it to the affected skin and also to a small amount of the normal skin next to this area, usually once a day or as directed by your doctor. Length of treatment depends on the response to treatment and is usually for 2 weeks. Do not apply this more often than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased.
Do not get this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If this occurs, flush with plenty of water. If irritation occurs, contact your doctor immediately.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
Do not wash the treated area for at least 3 hours after applying this medication. Wait at least 20 minutes before applying makeup or sunscreen to the treated skin.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.
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