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Generic Name: ketoconazole

Brand Names: Kuric, Extina, Xolegel, Nizoral, Ketodan

There is an FDA Alert for this drug. Click here to view it.

  • Oral ketoconazole has been associated with hepatoxicity, including some fatalities. Inform patients of the risk and monitor closely.
  • Concomitant use with cisapride or with astemizole or terfenadine (drugs no longer commercially available in the US) is contraindicated. Pharmacokinetic interactions can occur and serious cardiovascular events have been reported with concomitant use. VT, VF, and torsades de pointes have been reported in patients receiving concomitant cisapride; death, VT, and torsades de pointes have been reported in patients receiving concomitant terfenadine. (See Interactions.)

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