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KETAFUNG LOTION

Manufactured byEast West Pharma
ContainsKetoconazole
Description
KETAFUNG LOTION is a topical antifungal (medicines used to treat fungal infections of the skin, scalp, and nails) medicine. It is used to treat the fungal infection of your scalp, also known as seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff). This medicine works by stopping the growth of fungi and preventing the spread of infection. KETAFUNG LOTION may show side effects like redness, itching, and irritation at the applied area, dryness of your scalp, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or worsen. KETAFUNG LOTION should be used as directed by your doctor. Complete the prescribed course of this medicine to get maximum benefits. Your doctor may advise a patch test (a procedure done on the skin) to see if this medicine suits you or not. KETAFUNG LOTION should be avoided if you are allergic to it. This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 12 years. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for KETAFUNG LOTION

  • Rash
  • Application site redness, itching, and burning
  • Dry or scaly skin

Uses of KETAFUNG LOTION

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for KETAFUNG LOTION to show its action is not clinically determined.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which KETAFUNG LOTION remains active in your body is not known.
  • 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 for KETAFUNG LOTION.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    KETAFUNG LOTION is considered safe to be used during pregnancy. However, it is always better to use it after consulting your doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    KETAFUNG LOTION is considered safe if you are lactating/breastfeeding as it is limited for external use only. However, you should consult with your doctor first before applying this lotion.

Allergy

KETAFUNG LOTION is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, swelling and/or itching (especially in the face, lips, throat), breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

KETAFUNG LOTION is considered safe to be used during pregnancy. However, it is always better to use it after consulting your doctor.

Breast-feeding

KETAFUNG LOTION is considered safe if you are lactating/breastfeeding as it is limited for external use only. However, you should consult with your doctor first before applying this lotion.
General warnings

External use only

KETAFUNG LOTION is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, broken skin, or open wounds. Rinse immediately with water if it comes in contact with these areas.

Use in Children

KETAFUNG LOTION is not recommended for children under 12 years of age as the safety and efficacy data of this medicine has not been established for this age group.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of KETAFUNG LOTION as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of KETAFUNG LOTION is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless applied for a prolonged time in large amounts. 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.
Apply KETAFUNG LOTION as directed by your doctor, This lotion is for external use only. Shake the bottle well before use. Apply a thin film of the lotion to the affected area as instructed by your doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Check the date of expiry before using this medicine. Safely dispose of unused medicine after the medicine has expired. Keep it away from children and pets.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
KETAFUNG LOTION prevents the growth of fungi and helps to treat fungal infections.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

OTC

Accessdata.fda.gov. 2021. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 29 September 2021].

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/019927s032lbl.pdf>

Medicines.org.uk. 2021. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 29 September 2021].

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4559.pdf>
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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Oct 2021

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