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Drug Information

What is Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination used for?

Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination is used for the treatment of fungal and yeast infections of the skin. This combination is also recommended for the treatment of the following:

  • Acne
  • Skin redness
  • Dandruff
  • Calluses and corns

Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination work?

In Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination, Ketoconazole belongs to the class of drugs called anti-fungal agents. This drug acts by inhibiting the action of fungal cytochrome and impairs the synthesis of ergosterol by interfering with the fungal cell wall synthesis. Thus, it inhibits the growth of the fungi.

Salicylic Acid belongs to the class of keratolytics and anti-inflammatory drugs. This drug acts by shedding the epidermal cells more quickly. Thus, it helps in removing dry and flaky skin.

How to use Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Apply Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination lotion over the affected area and rub it gently.
  • Wet the hair and scalp with water, apply Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination shampoo and gently massage the entire scalp to work up a good lather, and rinse with warm water.

What are the drugs that interact with Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination?

Drugs that interact with Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination include the following:

  • Clindamycin
  • Fluocinolone
  • Guaifenesin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Lidocaine
  • Loperamide
  • Tacrolimus

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination:

  • Itching of skin
  • Indigestion
  • Irritation

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination or similar drugs.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid accidental contact of Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination with eyes, mouth and other mucous membranes.

What should you tell your doctor before using  Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of skin diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are using any other topical drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid

  1. How should Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination be stored?
  2. Store Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination at room temperature, away from light and moisture.

  3. How long can I use Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination?
  4. The length of treatment with Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination depends on the severity of the medical condition. Please consult your doctor before using the drug.

  5. Is it safe to alter the dose of Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination?
  6. No. Do not change the dose of Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination, unless suggested by the doctor.

  7. How long does Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination take to show its effect?
  8. Ketoconazole + Salicylic Acid combination may take about eight weeks to show the effect.

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