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Ketoconazole 2% Shampoo

A shampoo with 2% Ketoconazole to treat scalp concerns or support your hair loss routine

Prescription-strength Ketoconazole 2% shampoo. The same active ingredient as Nizoral. FDA-approved to treat dandruff including scalp itchiness and flaking. May also help support healthy hair growth efforts by reducing scalp inflammation.

Ketoconazole 2% Shampoo
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What is Ketoconazole shampoo?

Ketoconazole shampoo 2% is a medicated shampoo that is FDA-approved to treat dandruff and a skin condition called tinea versicolor (or pityriasis versicolor), but it is also sometimes used off-label as part of a hair loss treatment plan by helping to reduce scalp inflammation. Since there may be an inflammatory component to certain kinds of hair loss, or some topical hair loss treatments may be mildly irritating, this anti-inflammatory shampoo may be useful. For this reason, some doctors prescribe this medication off-label as an add-on to other topical or oral hair loss treatments.

How does Ketoconazole shampoo work?

Ketoconazole is considered an azole antifungal medication. It works by reducing fungus and yeast on areas where it is applied. Since an overgrowth of fungus or yeast on the scalp can be irritating or lead to dandruff development, keeping levels in check with a medicated shampoo may be helpful. Even if someone does not have dandruff, Ketoconazole may still exert an anti-inflammatory effect on the scalp.

How should I use Ketoconazole shampoo?

Use your Ketoconazole shampoo as directed by your doctor and as written on your prescription and prescription information. For dandruff, the most common instructions are to use it every 3-4 days for up to 8 weeks to clear the fungus. You may be instructed to keep using Ketoconazole shampoo occasionally after this treatment phase to prevent dandruff recurrence. However, if you are using Ketoconazole shampoo for scalp inflammation, or for other reasons, you may be instructed to use it differently. Use Ketoconazole shampoo by applying it in the shower after you wet your hair. Put enough product in your hand to cover your scalp and clean your hair, then work into a lather focusing on your scalp and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing clean. Afterward, continue your usual shower and hair regimen including conditioner or any other hair care products you normally use. Ketoconazole can be irritating to the eyes, so avoid getting the shampoo into the eyes or mouth and rinse thoroughly with water if it does contact these areas.

Frequently asked questions

How to store Ketoconazole shampoo?

Store your Ketoconazole in its closed original container at room temperature in a dry environment. Store Ketoconazole shampoo safely away from pets and children.

What are the potential side effects of Ketoconazole shampoo?

Most people will not experience side effects from using Ketoconazole shampoo. But, some side effects that may occur infrequently include: dryness of the hair and scalp, hair texture changes, hair discoloration, scalp pimples, itching, stinging, burning, and irritation of the application site. Please refer to the Safety Info tab on the product page to review the full safety information and potential side effects of this medication.

How long until I may see an effect from Ketoconazole shampoo?

You may be able to notice positive effects from Ketoconazole shampoo in as little as 2-3 weeks of use. Your exact timeline may deviate according to what you are treating or trying to achieve with the use of your Ketoconazole shampoo.

How will this medication be shipped to me?

Your medication will be shipped to you via USPS from a U.S. compounding pharmacy. There is no additional cost for shipping.

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