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Generic: ketoconazole
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It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal infections
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Some fungal infections can take many weeks or months of treatment to cure.

Avoid medicines for your stomach like antacids and acid blockers for at least two hours after taking this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

Avoid alcohol while you are taking this medicine. Alcohol can increase the risk of liver damage.

If you are going to have surgery, let your doctor know that you have been taking this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • dark urine
  • feeling dizzy, faint
  • fever
  • irregular heartbeat, chest pain
  • light color stools
  • loss of appetite
  • usually tired or weak
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • breast swelling and tenderness
  • change in sex drive or performance
  • eyes more sensitive to light
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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