Nizoral (Ketoconazole) is a prescription medication used to treat serious infections caused by fungus including: blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis. Nizoral is not for use in treating fungal infections of the fingernails or toenails. This medication is also not for use in treating prostate cancer or Cushing syndrome. Nizoral belongs to a class of medications called azole antifungals, and works by inhibiting certain enzymes that are necessary for the survival of the fungus. Nizoral should only be used when you cannot use other antifungal medications, as it can cause serious harm to your liver that may result in liver failure or cause death.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Ketoconazole from India also called Ketocip by Cipla and from Canada by a different manufacturer in the strength of 200 mg tablets. The brand Nizoral tablets is not available at this time.
Common side effects of Nizoral may include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, breast swelling, headache, dizziness, or abnormal liver function tests.
Contact your doctor immediately if you notice more serious side effects such as:
• Fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out);
• Signs of liver problems (upper stomach pain, fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, or jaundice);
• Unusual weakness or tiredness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting;
This is not a complete list of side effects. If you notice any other side effects not listed here, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
You should not use Nizoral if you are allergic to ketoconazole, or if you have liver disease. To make sure Nizoral is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver problems, long QT syndrome (in you or a family member), or problems with your adrenal gland. It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not breastfeed while using this medication. Do not give this medication to a child without medical advice. Do not drink alcohol while using this medication. Dangerous side effects could occur. Nizoral may make you sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Some medications can make it harder for your body to absorb Nizoral. If you take an antacid, take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take Nizoral. Tell your doctor if you also take a stomach acid reducer, such as Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, and others. Nizoral may interact with several medications, especially cisapride, colchicine, irinotecan, methadone, tolvaptan, antipsychotic medication, cholesterol medication, ergot medication, heart medication, or sedatives. Nizoral can cause serious heart problems. Your risk may be higher if you also use certain other medications for infections, asthma, heart problems, high blood pressure, depression, cancer, malaria, or HIV. This is not a complete list of interactions, and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken in order to reduce the risk of any possible interactions.
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