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Drugs reference index «Ketoconazole»


Brand names: Xolegel

Why is Ketoconazole prescribed?

Xolegel is a topical gel used to treat a skin infection known as seborrheic dermatitis.

Most important fact about Ketoconazole

Stay away from fire, open flames, and smoking, both during and immediately after applying Xolegel.

How should you take Ketoconazole?

After applying Xolegel to the affected areas, wash your hands thoroughly.

  • Storage instructions...Store at room temperature.

What side effects may occur?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ketoconazole.

  • Side effects may include:Burning, discharge from infected skin, dryness, irritation, itchiness, pain, redness/inflammation

Why should Ketoconazole not be prescribed?

Do not use Xolegel if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Special warnings about Ketoconazole

Avoid bringing Xolegel in contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Always wash your hands after you have applied the medication.

Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Xolegel. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

The effects of Xolegel during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking Ketoconazole if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Recommended dosage for Ketoconazole


Xolegel should be applied to the affected areas once a day, for 2 weeks.


Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.

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