Nizoral vs. Mycelex

Are Nizoral and Mycelex the Same Thing?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) and Mycelex (clotrimazole) are antifungal medications used to treat and prevent yeast infections of the mouth and throat.

Nizoral is also used to treat the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

Side effects of Nizoral and Mycelex that are similar include nausea, vomiting, or itching.

Side effects of Nizoral that are different from Mycelex include stomach pain, skin rash, headache, dizziness, breast swelling, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

Side effects of Mycelex that are different from Nizoral include an unpleasant sensation in the mouth.

Nizoral may interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, blood thinners, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV/AIDS.

Mycelex is not absorbed by the body, so drug interactions are not expected.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nizoral?

Common side effects of Nizoral include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • itching or skin rash,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • breast swelling,
  • impotence, or
  • loss of interest in sex.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Nizoral including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Mycelex?

Common side effects of Mycelex include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • mild itching, or
  • an unpleasant sensation in the mouth.

A very serious allergic reaction to Mycelex is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if you have rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.

What Is Nizoral?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an antifungal agent indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, oral thrush, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

What Is Mycelex?

Mycelex (clotrimazole) is an antifungal medication used to treat and prevent yeast infections of the mouth and throat.

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What Drugs Interact With Nizoral?

Nizoral may interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, blood thinners, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV or AIDS. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Mycelex?

Since Mycelex is not absorbed by your body, drug interactions are not expected. Talk to your doctor before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines. During pregnancy, Mycelex should be used only when prescribed.

How Should Nizoral Be Taken?

The recommended adult starting dose of Nizoral tablets is a single daily administration of 200 mg (one tablet).

How Should Mycelex Be Taken?

Mycelex Troches are administered only as a lozenge that must be slowly dissolved in the mouth. The recommended dose is one troche 5 times a day for 14 consecutive days.

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References
SOURCE:

FDA. Nizoral Product Information

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/019927s032lbl.pdf

Dailymed. Mycelex Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=7464e883-6286-4f04-ae38-b7ddc3fec754z

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