Kenz 2% Lotion
Kenz 2% Lotion is an anti-fungal which is used to treat a variety of infections caused by fungi. It is recommended when no other safer alternatives are available due to the risk of the liver injury. Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to it.
Major & minor side effects for Kenz 2% Lotion
In addition to its intended effect, Kenz 2% Lotion may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately.
- Blurred vision severe rare
- Chest pain severe rare
- Dizziness severe rare
- Fast heartbeat severe rare
- Headache severe rare
- Increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight severe rare
- Pale skin severe rare
- Yellow colored eyes or skin severe rare
- Joint pain severe rare
- Skin rash severe rare
- Diarrhea rare
- Hair loss or thinning of the hair rare
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Commonly asked questions for Kenz 2% Lotion
Onset of action
The peak effect of this medicine is observed in 1 to 2 hours.
Duration of effect
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 8 hours.
Safe with alcohol?mild
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended if you are taking this medicine. It may increase the risk of dizziness and fainting. Avoid performing activities that need mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a vehicle.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Usage in pregnancy?
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Usage while breast-feeding?
This medicine is not recommended for use during breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Do not breastfeed for at least 5 hours after the dose to reduce the risk of exposure.
List of substitutes for Kenz 2% Lotion
What is it prescribed for?
Uses of Kenz 2% Lotion
- BlastomycosisKenz 2% Lotion is used to in the treatment of blastomycosis which is a fungal infection that can affect skin, bones and joints caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis.
- ChromomycosisKenz 2% Lotion is used to in the treatment of Chromomycosis which is a fungal infection that can affect the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Phialophora verrucosa.
- CoccidioidomycosisKenz 2% Lotion is used to in the treatment of Coccidioidomycosis which is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
- HistoplasmosisKenz 2% Lotion is used to in the treatment of Histoplasmosis which is a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
- ParacoccidioidomycosisKenz 2% Lotion is used to in the treatment of Paracoccidioidomycosis which is a fungal infection caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
When not to use?
Contraindications for Kenz 2% Lotion
- AllergyKenz 2% Lotion is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
- QT Interval prolonging drugsKenz 2% Lotion is not recommended for co-administration with drugs that are known to cause specific changes in heart rhythm.
Missed / Overdose instructions
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you’re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol mild
- Concurrent use of ketoconazole and ethanol may result in a disulfiram-like reaction (sweating, nausea, flushing, headache).
- Consumption of alcohol is not recommended if you are taking this medicine. It may increase the risk of dizziness and fainting. Avoid performing activities that need mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a vehicle.
Interaction with Medicine
Liver DiseasesevereKenz 2% Lotion should be administered with caution if you are suffering from impaired liver functioning. Suitable dosage adjustments and safety monitoring become necessary in such cases.
QT ProlongationmoderateKenz 2% Lotion should be very carefully administered if you have any pre-existing heart conditions. Suitable dosage adjustments and safety monitoring is recommended in such cases.
Kidney diseasemoderateSuitable adjustment is dosage is required based on the extent of kidney impairment. An adjustment in dosage is recommended. If the patient is on hemodialysis then the blood level of Kenz 2% Lotion should be monitored after each session and then the adjusted dose should be administered.
This is not an exhaustive list of interactions. Always inform your doctor beforehand about your medical history and current medications.
Kenz 2% Lotion should be taken following all the instructions that are given by your doctor. To ensure complete recovery and no relapse, the full course of treatment should be followed. It is more effective if taken at the same time on all days. Any instance of side effect should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Kenz 2% Lotion should be used when no other safer alternative is available due to increase in the risk of liver injury. Do not use with the medicines like dofetilide, quinidine, pimozide, cisapride, methadone, disopyramide, dronedarone, and ranolazine due to the risk of QT prolongation.
Kenz 2% Lotion can cause severe liver injury when high doses are used. Any known incidence of liver disease should be reported to the doctor. Dosage adjustments and safety monitoring might be required in such cases.
Kenz 2% Lotion may increase the QT prolongation. This risk is more if coadministered with other medicines that can cause QT prolongation. Close monitoring of heart function is necessary.
Kenz 2% Lotion may decrease the adrenal corticosteroid secretion when high doses are used. The recommended dose should not exceed 400 mg. Close monitoring of adrenal function is necessary.
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