About Nizral: Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) is indicated for use on persons suffering from dandruff. This shampoo is antidandruff that is popular for its ability to control yeast and fungal infections. Its active ingredient is Ketoconazole, which acts as an inhibitor of the growth and reproduction of yeast and other fungi in the body. This ingredient has also been found effective in helping in the growth of hair for male patients suffering from male pattern hair loss. The medicine may be used alone or together with other medications treating baldness or other hair conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use Nizral
This shampoo is a cost-effective solution for dandruff. It is very effective, and the effects may last a little bit longer on the scalp even if the hair gets washed or rinsed off. This makes it unnecessary to use the shampoo everyday though your physician should give you a dosage that you should strictly follow. This medication is for external use only, particularly the affected area, scalp or hair and should not come into contact with other areas as it may lead to undesired effects. Your physician will give you instructions on how to apply the shampoo. The process is simple as you start by washing the dirt off your hair, apply the instructed amount of shampoo on your scalp and massage thoroughly. Rinse of the scalp and hair until the shampoo solution is totally removed from the scalp or hair. Repeat this for the number of times in a week as instructed by your doctor until when the dosage is complete.
Every patient will have a unique dosage to their condition, health condition, and medical history. However, most adults suffering from dandruff are prescribed a dose of 2 times weekly application for 2 to 4 weeks depending on the severity of the condition being treated. This dosage may be increased or lowered depending on how you respond to treatment.
Nizral Side Effects
The use of Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) may lead to the development of undesired effects. Report all side effects to your physician as soon as signs of them are foreseen. Do not stop using the medicine however due to side effects unless your doctor has instructed you to do so. Some common side effects reported by most patients under treatment using this medicine include irritation of the scalp, dryness, greasy scalp or hair as well as brittle hair or scrap. It is also possible to experience burning sensations in the affected are. It is possible to experience other side effects that may not have been listed here. Talk to your doctor about other side effects that you probably will experience during treatment.
If you have been on a long-term treatment program using topical corticosteroids, the use of Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) may cause you severe irritation. If the symptoms point to the condition as being a chemical irritation, discontinue using this medicine immediately and consult medical help. Nursing, pregnant or women trying to conceive should not use this medicine unless their doctors have approved them for using small dosages. This is because teratogenic, which is an active ingredient in the medicine could affect the baby or fetus. Children under the age of 12years should only use this medicine if approved by their doctors since there is no clinical data on the use of the medicine for that age category.