This medication is an anti-fungal agent, prescribed for jock itch, athletes foot and other infections. It interferes with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and kills fungi.
How does Ketoconazole work:
Ketoconazole works to harm the yeast and fight the infection. It may lower testosterone levels.
How should Ketoconazole be used:
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a cream to apply topically. The oral dose range is 200-400 mg daily. Topical formulations are administered over affected areas once or twice daily.
Common side effects of Ketoconazole :
Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Harm to the liver may rarely happen.