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Ketoconazole - Overview

Ketoconazole, marketed under brand names such as Extina and Nizoral, is a type of medication used to treat infections suspected to be caused by a fungus. Push Health can connect people who might require a ketoconazole prescription with a licensed medical provider in their area who can prescribe ketoconazole when appropriate to do so.

What Is Ketoconazole Used For?

Ketoconazole, like fluconazole (Diflucan) and terbinafine (Lamisil), is a type of antifungal medication. Specifically, ketoconazole medication is in the azole class - similar to econazole. Examples of infections that might be treated with ketoconazole include tinea, dandruff, dermatitis and candidiasis. Ketoconazole, like griseofulvin (Gris-PEG), may also be used to treat some ringworm infections. Ketoconazole works by interfering with the production of a sterol compound in fungi known as ergosterol. Ergosterol is a component of enzymes and cell membranes in fungi. Incidentally, ketoconazole is also an androgen antagonist. Ketoconazole and hair loss treatment have also been linked as an off label treatment.

Ketoconazole - Dosage and Cost

Ketoconazole shampoo is typically used by applying it to damp skin of the affected area and leaving it in place for 5 minutes before rinsing off with water. Ketoconazole is a moderately affordable medication. Ketoconazole 2% cream costs under 50 cents per gram at many pharmacies. Ketoconazole is approximately the same price. People who cannot afford the cost of ketoconazole shampoo or cream can look for ketoconazole coupons online. Also, some insurance plans may cover the out-of-pocket costs associated with a ketoconazole prescription.

Can I Buy Ketoconazole Online?

A prescription is sometimes needed to get ketoconazole in the US. Prescription forms of ketoconazole are not available as ketoconazole OTC as it requires a prescription from a licensed medical provider before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy. One cannot legally buy ketoconazole online if it is prescription strength. However, Push Health can connect people who might need a ketoconazole prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe ketoconazole medication, including ketoconazole cream and ketoconazole shampoo, when appropriate to do so.

Ketoconazole - Side Effects

Ketoconazole, like many medications, can cause side effects but is generally tolerated well. Side effects from ketoconazole use include skin irritation, dry skin, redness, dermatitis, rash, itching and hair discoloration. People who have had a prior hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to ketoconazole should not use the medication. Ketoconazole and alcohol should not be used together. Questions about any side effects that could occur from using ketoconazole prescription medication should be directed to one's medical provider and pharmacist.

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Last updated June 23, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.