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Biokez-AD Scalp Lotion

Manufactured byERIGHT HEALTHCARE
ContainsKetoconazole (2 %w/v) + Cetrimide (0.5 %w/v)
Description

Biokez-AD Scalp Lotion is a combination of medicine used in the treatment of dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and a variety of fungal infections. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Biokez-AD Scalp Lotion

  • Pale skin
  • Skin rash
  • Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin blistering
  • Redness of skin
  • Burning sensation

Uses of Biokez-AD Scalp Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis and Scalp psoriasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ketoconazole, cetrimide or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Skin irritation

This medicine has the potential of causing an allergic reaction in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Other medicines

Biokez-AD Scalp Lotion may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

If you forget to use this medicine, apply as per the directions next time you wash your affected area.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor. Report any severe undesired side effects or a lack of improvement to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Ketoconazole works by stopping the production of a certain vital component for the fungi. This results in the disruption of cell membrane formation process and inhibits the growth of the organism. Cetrimide works by destroying or damaging the cell membranes of bacteria; this eventually results in the death of bacteria. Thus, this combination acts as both antibacterial and antifungal.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical anti-infectives, Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://vibcare.co.in/ketoconazole-cetrimide-soap/#!/INDICATION

DailyMed - Ketoconazole cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 23 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=cad7c647-34a9-4e4e-83b3-8d78e58f588f

Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 11 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/4819
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Information on this page was last updated on 25 Mar 2019

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