*** Ketoconazole 2% shampoo?

Question by amnon w: *** Ketoconazole 2% shampoo?
How safe is this shampoo – what are the side effects or dangers ?

Thanks
-Amnon
I have ichtyiosis, a dry skin condition & my scalp itches so I was prescribed this shampoo. Yet some sites point out some dangers in this ingredient.

Best answer:

Answer by Joe
It’s relatively safe if used as per the doctors instructions.
There are side affects as I have listed below.

The following side effects are associated with ketoconazole Top:
Common side effects of ketoconazole Top:
Skin InflammationLess Severe
ItchingLess Severe
Skin IrritationLess Severe
Rare side effects of ketoconazole Top:
Skin Inflammation due to a Topically Applied MedicationSevere
RashSevere
Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
Giant HivesSevere
Reaction due to an AllergySevere
Hair Loss

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2 Responses to *** Ketoconazole 2% shampoo?

  1. Left-handed man says:

    I think that would have to be prescribed by a doctor, and if that’s the case, it is to treat a specific condition. It should be safe to use as advised by a physician, and even more importantly, it will treat the condition it has been prescribed for.

    There may be some minor side effects, but you have to realize that by law something has to be listed as a side effect if it has ever happened to someone–the majority of people will never experience any side effects. I cannot think of ketaconazole being dangerous, particularly when used as directed.

  2. Lalaland says:

    Personally, I would recommend starting with Ketoconazole 1% shampoo. I have a scalp like yours and I use a shampoo called Nizoral. It works really well and I would really recommend it!

    My mom is also prescribed the same thing as you are and she hasn’t had any major side effects.

    The following side effects are associated with ketoconazole Top:
    Common side effects of ketoconazole Top:
    Skin InflammationLess Severe
    ItchingLess Severe
    Skin IrritationLess Severe
    Rare side effects of ketoconazole Top:
    Skin Inflammation due to a Topically Applied MedicationSevere
    RashSevere
    Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
    Giant HivesSevere
    Reaction due to an AllergySevere
    Hair Loss

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