Other medications can affect the removal of ketoconazole from your body, which may affect how ketoconazole works.
There are also inadequate data to support the efficacy of ketoconazole when other treatments have failed or are not tolerated, or when resistance has been detected.
Ketoconazole can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. Do not use for fungal meningitis because of poor penetration into the CSF. Ketoconazole cream is sometimes used to treat tinea manuum fungal infection of the skin on the hands. Get medical help right away if any of these rare but seriousfast irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting.
QT prolongation can rarely cause serious rarely fatal fast irregular heartbeat and other symptoms such as severe dizziness, fainting that need medical attention right away. Do not wrap, cover or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies. The adrenal gland problem may make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Studies on safety pharmacology and repeated dose toxicity reveal no special hazard for humans.
Side effects include loss of bone mineral density, BMD changes in adult women, bleeding irregularities, cancer risks, and thromboembolic disorders.
Adjusting dose to optimize immunosuppression while minimizing toxicity.
One treatment with prescription ketoconazole shampoo may successfully treat your tinea versicolor infection. It is not effective against other types of infections caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.