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About Ketoconazole

What are Ketoconazole gel 2 uses? Extina medicine is used to control dandruff. The use of Ketoconazole cream 2% may help to relieve the flaking, scaling, and itching associated with dandruff. Anti dandruff Nizoral shampoo is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus. Extina foam 2 is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs. It is not known if Ketoconazole gel 2 uses is safe and effective in children younger than 12 years of age.

How to use

  • Wet hair and scalp completely with water.
  • Apply enough anti dandruff Nizoral shampoo to produce enough lather to clean hair and scalp.
  • Massage gently over the entire scalp.
  • Rinse hair with warm water.
  • Repeat this process if directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Dry hair thoroughly after the final rinse.

If using the over-the-counter strength of the shampoo (1%), apply anti dandruff Nizoral shampoo, lather, and rinse thoroughly. Repeat this process. Dry hair thoroughly after the second rinse. If you have any questions about Ketoconazole gel 2 uses, ask your doctor.

If treating skin other than the scalp, wet the skin and apply anti dandruff Nizoral shampoo to the affected area and the surrounding healthy skin. Lather and leave in place for 5 minutes, then rinse off with water.

Dosage, number of applications, and the length of treatment depend on the strength of the anti dandruff Nizoral shampoo (2% or 1%) and the condition being treated. Carefully follow your doctor’s instructions or the package directions.

Avoid contact with the eyes. If the Extina foam 2 gets into the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.

Do not begin using Ketoconazole cream 2% if your scalp/skin is broken or swollen.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists after 2-4 weeks of treatment or worsens at any time.

Side effects

Ketoconazole cream 2% may cause abnormal hair texture, discoloration, irritation, or pimple-like bumps on the scalp. There may also be oiliness or dryness of the hair and scalp. If any of these Extina foam 2 effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use Extina medicine, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Extina medicine do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious Ketoconazole cream 2% side effects occur: hair loss.

A very serious allergic reaction to Extina foam 2 is unlikely but seek immediate medical attention.

Warnings & Precautions

  • Before using Ketoconazole cream 2%, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it.
  • Before using Extina foam 2, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Extina medicine should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.  Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Extina medicine passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.


Different brands/strengths of this medication may have different storage requirements. Read the package labeling or ask your pharmacist for the storage requirements for the product you are using. Protect from light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Drug interactions

Your healthcare professionals (such as your doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.



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