This package insert provides additional information about Nizoral.
Leaflet informs about Nizoral composition, usage, dosage, side effects, interactions, indications, contraindications, overdosage instructions, adverse reactions, pharmacological properties, procedure for use, dependence possibility.
This Nizoral patient brochure is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Nizoral.
PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PHARMACISTS' REGULATIONS (PREPARATIONS) - 1986
The dispensing of Nizoral requires a doctor's prescription
Read this package insert carefully in its entirety before using Nizoral
The format of this leaflet was determined by the Ministry of Health and its content was checked and approved in November 2003
COMPOSITION OF NIZORAL
Each gram contains:
Ketoconazole 20 mg
Propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, isopropyl myristate, sodium sulphite anhydrous, polysorbate 80, purified water
For the Nizoral treatment of fungal infections of the skin and seborrheic dermatitis.
WHEN SHOULD NIZORAL NOT BE USED?
Do not use Nizoral if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.
Do not use Nizoral without consulting a doctor before starting treatment:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have experienced sensitivity to miconazole or other imidazoles.
Nizoral is not recommended for use in children.
Avoid contact of the cream with the eye area.
Do not use Nizoral frequently, or for a prolonged period, without consulting a doctor.
If you are sensitive to any type of food or medicine, inform your doctor before commencing treatment with Nizoral. If you are sensitive to other materials such as preservatives or dyes, inform your doctor before commencing treatment with Nizoral.
Nizoral contains sodium sulfite which may cause hypersensitivity reactions in susceptible patients.
If you are taking another drug concomitantly or if you have just finished treatment with another medicine, inform the attending doctor, in order to prevent hazards or lack of efficacy arising from drug interactions. This is especially important with regard to topical corticosteroids. You can begin concomitant use of Nizoral cream but do not stop using corticosteroid suddenly since this may cause a reaction of itching and reddening of skin. In order to prevent this, over the course of a week apply the corticosteroid in the daytime and Nizoral in the evening. Afterwards, apply the corticosteroid in the morning every 2-3 days and Nizoral every evening for 1-2 weeks. Afterwards, you can stop the Nizoral treatment with the corticosteroid.
SIDE EFFECTS OF NIZORAL
In addition to the desired effect of Nizoral, adverse reactions may occur during the course of taking Nizoral.
Effects that require special attention:
Itching, stinging, irritation which did not exist before using this cream, burning sensation: stop treatment and refer to your doctor.
In the event that you experience side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, or if there is a change in your general health, consult your doctor immediately.