What is Ketoconazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Nizoral

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See also: Ketoconazole Shampoo Ketoconazole topical

Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication. It works by slowing the growth of fungi that cause infection. As a cream it is used to treat ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot, and yeast infections of the skin. As a shampoo it comes in a 1% and 2% solution.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Candida (fungal) infection 5 2
Cushing's syndrome 2 0
Seborrheic dermatitis 2 1
Bronchiectasis 1 0
Dry scalp 1 0

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ketoconazole

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ketoconazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 1
100 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ketoconazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Ketoconazole

Duration

Currently taking Ketoconazole

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Ketoconazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
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