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Published: 11/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
KETOCONAZOLE CREAM 2%"NR"
 Active ingredient:
Ketoconazole
 Dosage form:
white cream, (cap) white, (tube) white with purple line
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is an imidazole antifungal agent and shows antifungal action by inhibiting cell membrane synthesis of fungus that is the cause of skin diseases.
It is usually used to treat skin fungal diseases such as tinea (athlete's foot, etc.), cutaneous candidiasis, chromophytosis and seborrheic dermatitis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For treatment of tinea, cutaneous candidiasis, chromophytosis: In general, apply once a day to the affected area.
    For treatment of seborrheic dermatitis: In general, apply twice a day to the affected area.
    Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist in either case.
  • Not for ophthalmic use. If any cream gets into your eyes, immediately rinse with water or lukewarm water and check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not use this medicine on severely eroded surfaces.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. DO NOT use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you use too much of this medicine (more than prescribed), check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include contact dermatitis, itching, redness, irritation, erythema, erosion, skin peel, blister, cracks, pain, heat sensation, rash, sticky skin, hives, and application site reaction (bleeding, discomfort, inflammation, complex sensation, dryness, swelling). If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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