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Nizral Shampoo - 30 ml
The Nizral shampoo is a topical antifungal medication that can also be applied to treat various sorts of fungal infections of the scalp that leads to hair loss. Though you can get this medicated shampoo over the counter, it is best to use it under the supervision of a dermatologist. Ketoconazole is the active ingredient which is effective in the management of scalp conditions like dandruff. It works by preventing the growth of fungus. Dermatologists prescribe it for conditions like dandruff, psoriasis and other fungal infections affecting the scalp. Hair formulations containing ketoconazole are available both over the counter and by dermatologist’s prescription, but as mentioned above consult a dermatologist for best and quick results.
Indications and Usage
The Nizral shampoo is used to relieve the symptoms of seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp. Seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp is a common form of dermatitis that includes symptoms such as flaky dandruff, itchy scalp, and greasy scaling on the scalp. This scalp condition is caused by Malassezia, a yeast fungus that thrives in oily secretions of the scalp or sebum. Ketoconazole is the main active ingredient present in Nizral 30ml shampoo, and it is a topical shampoo belongs to a family of medications known as azole antifungal used to treat various fungal skin issues including seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.
Mechanism of Action
Nizral shampoo comprises of an active pharmaceutical ingredient called Ketoconazole. It is an antifungal drug. It stops the growth of fungi by inhibiting an important enzyme that results in reduced formation of ergosterol, a vital component of the outer protective layer of fungi, which is essential for fungal growth.
Dosage and Administration
The dose will be decided according to the patient’s condition; therefore, it is advised to take this medicated hair solution as per your dermatologist’s direction.
Nizral shampoo is available in the form of a Shampoo; usually, it is recommended to use this Shampoo once a day. Shake the bottle well and then apply to the scalp area and massage into the scalp until it lathers. Allow it to remain on the scalp for approximately 5 minutes and then rinse the hair and scalp thoroughly with water. You should use this shampoo for two weeks of treatment and then you can reduce to once a week to prevent itching and flaking of dandruff, as directed by your doctor. Do not miss the application as a missing application can delay the improvement.
Warnings and Precautions
A Ketoconazole hair solution should not be used in patients who are allergic to the active ingredient or other components present in this formulation. Remember that Ketoconazole cannot be used by patients who are allergic to it. Before buying Nizral shampoo from online pharmacy store, it is necessary to do thorough research on its ingredients to find whether it has the original one or not. If the patients have a problem of skin ulcer, then let your dermatologist know about this before using it. This medicated shampoo should be avoided by those who are having any wounds, burning skin issues, psoriasis, or skin cancer. Ketoconazole may be more sensitive to the older age people, therefore use with caution in older adults.
The following are the side effects that may be associated with ketoconazole formulation. Just because the list of side effects is giving here doesn’t mean you will experience any of these side effects. You may or may not experience side effects of Nizral shampoo. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bothers you or does not go away. Uncommon side effects of Ketoconazole include dry skin, rash, hair loss, redness, burning sensation, irritation, itching, or inflammation of the hair follicles. Rarely reported unwanted effects to include acne, skin peeling, or contact dermatitis.
Nizral shampoo is not absorbed into the bloodstream, hence it cannot affect the oral medicines or supplements that you have been taking as per your health care provider’s directions. If you have been using a topical corticosteroid to manage your skin or scalp issue, your dermatologist will ask you to reduce the application while you are using Nizral shampoo.