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KZ DUSTING POWDER contains Ketoconazole which belongs to the group of medicines called Antifungals. It is used to topically treat fungal infections like tinea corporis (a skin infection of the trunk and extremities) and tinea cruris (infection of the proximal thighs and buttocks, also known as “jock itch”).
It can also be used to treat tinea pedis (also known as “athlete’s foot” and occurs in hot weather, with exposure to surface reservoirs and use of occlusive footwear) and cutaneous candidiasis (yeast infection of the skin).
Before applying KZ DUSTING POWDER inform your doctor if you have any skin problems or allergies. There is no adequate data available for use of KZ DUSTING POWDER in pregnancy. It should be used with caution in breastfeeding women.
The safety and effectiveness of KZ DUSTING POWDER in children have not been established. Contact your doctor if you experience any side effects or if any of the symptoms get worse.
Used for the topical treatment of:
KZ DUSTING POWDER reduces infection by disrupting the production of ergosterol (an important component of fungal cell membranes), thus disrupting the cell membrane of infecting fungus.
Apply KZ DUSTING POWDER as advised by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply KZ DUSTING POWDER once daily to cover the affected and immediate surrounding area.
Use it only for the quantity and duration (preferably 2 weeks) specified by your doctor. Your physician will decide the correct dose and duration for you according to your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop using KZ DUSTING POWDER and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
There is no data available for use of KZ DUSTING POWDER in pregnancy. It should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the baby. Consult your doctor before applying it.
KZ DUSTING POWDER should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. If used during breastfeeding and the medicine is applied on the chest, take caution to avoid accidental ingestion of the medicine by your baby. Consult your doctor before applying it.
Do not use KZ DUSTING POWDER if you are allergic to Ketoconazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Use in pediatrics:
The safety and effectiveness of KZ DUSTING POWDER in children have not been established. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.
A. Drug - Drug interactions:
Before applying KZ DUSTING POWDER, inform your doctor if you are using, have used, or might use any other medicine, including prescription, non-prescription or any herbal medicine.
If you or anyone else accidentally use too much of KZ DUSTING POWDER, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Pharmacological Category||:||Azole antifungal|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Fungal infections|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Solution, Scalp Solution, Cream, Gel, Lotion, Ointment, Shampoo, Soap, Body Wash, Bar, Eye Drops, Dusting Powder, Scrub|
What should I tell my doctor before using KZ DUSTING POWDER?
Before using KZ DUSTING POWDER, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, medications, allergies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Call your doctor if you experience anything unusual.
Can KZ DUSTING POWDER be used during breastfeeding?
KZ DUSTING POWDER should be used cautiously in breastfeeding women. If used during breastfeeding and the medicine is applied on the chest, take caution to avoid accidental ingestion of the medicine by your baby. Consult your doctor before using it.
Can KZ DUSTING POWDER be used on infants?
The safety and effectiveness of KZ DUSTING POWDER in children have not been established. Consult your child’s doctor for advice. The doctor will choose an appropriate dose or select a suitable alternative treatment for your child.
Can I take other medicines with KZ DUSTING POWDER?
Before using KZ DUSTING POWDER, inform your doctor if you are taking, have taken, or might take any other medicine, including prescription, over the counter or any herbal medicine, as these might cause serious side effects by interacting with each other.
What if I forget to apply a dose of KZ DUSTING POWDER?
If you forget to apply a dose of KZ DUSTING POWDER, do it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it's almost time for the next one. Do not use the medicine two times to make up for the missed dose.
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