Ketoconazole Topical Foam
Brands: Extina, Ketodan
For skin disease.
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Clean and dry the area to be treated before applying the medicine.
Apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub it in.
Do not spray the medicine directly onto your skin or hands.
To keep the medicine from melting on your fingers, wash your hands with cold water and dry well before applying the medicine.
If the can is warm or the foam is runny, hold the can under cool, running water for a few minutes before using.
If you are using this medicine on the scalp or other hairy areas, move hair out of the way and apply as directly to the skin as possible.
Do not cover the area after applying the medicine.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This medicine should only be used on the skin.
Do not apply other lotions, gels, creams or cosmetics for at least 30 minutes after using this medicine. It is best to avoid using these products on the affected area until you are done using this medicine.
Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.
Gently rub the medicine into area until evenly spread.
Avoid prolonged or excessive sunlight exposure. Use sunscreen lotion with SPF 15 or higher.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.
If medicine gets in your eyes, rinse well with cool water.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not freeze the medicine.
This medicine is flammable. Do not use it near heaters, open flame or while smoking. Do not crush, puncture, or burn container.
Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsens after 4 weeks of using this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- burning or stinging
- dry skin
- skin irritation where medicine is applied
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- blistering or peeling of the skin
- skin sores
- increased risk of sunburn
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.https://api.meducation.com/V2.0/fdbpem/1014
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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