Question by amnon w: *** Ketoconazole 2% shampoo?
How safe is this shampoo – what are the side effects or dangers ?
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.
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
Skin IrritationLess Severe
Rare side effects of ketoconazole Top:
Skin Inflammation due to a Topically Applied MedicationSevere
Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
Reaction due to an AllergySevere
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