Xolegel (Ketoconazole) is a prescription medication used to treat seborrheic dermatitis, which is a certain type of skin condition where a fungus infects the skin or scalp, resulting in dry flaky skin on the scalp, ears, chest, and upper back. Ketoconazole belongs to a class of drugs known as azole antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungus.
We currently offer the generic Xolegel from Canada also called the Pharmacy Compound; it is compounded in our pharmacy here. The brand Xolegel is not available at this time.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Xolegel may include changes in the color or texture of your hair, dry skin, mild itching, and thinning hair.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Burning, stinging or severe skin irritation;
• Pain, redness, or oozing of treated skin;
• Shortness of breath
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Xolegel, if you are allergic to Ketoconazole. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
• An allergic reaction to an antifungal medicine
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Xolegel and other medications. Do not use skin products that can cause irritation. Avoid using other medications on the areas you are treating with Xolegel unless advised by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant. Do not breast-feed while you are using this medication.
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