☞ Advise patient to watch for signs and symptoms of depression and to immediately report suicidal thoughts.
☞ Teach patient to recognize and immediately report signs and symptoms of hepatotoxicity, such as unusual tiredness or yellowing of skin or eyes.
• Advise patient not to take antacids for at least 2 hours after oral Ketzole.
• Instruct patient to apply cream to damp skin of affected area and wide surrounding area.
• Tell patient to wet hair before applying shampoo and to massage into scalp for 1 minute; then leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing off. Tell him to shampoo again, leaving it on for 3 minutes this time before rinsing.
• Caution patient not to apply shampoo to broken or inflamed skin.
• As appropriate, review all other significant and life-threatening adverse reactions and interactions, especially those related to the drugs, tests, and herbs mentioned above.
What other information should I know?
Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking Ketzole.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about refilling your prescription. If you still have symptoms of infection after you finish the Ketzole, call your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
by Joel Santorini September 2, 2018, 10:50 am 5k Views
In the world of hair loss treatments, Ketzole began life as an anti-dandruff remedy. Not long after its introduction, scientists began to see that its ability to tackle fungi and reduce inflammation allows it to play a role in reducing hair loss and promoting hair growth. Understanding more about this substance, where you’ll find it, and which conditions it treats will help you decide whether to use it to regrow your hair.
Ketzole Studies and Research
As mentioned, Ketzole is one of the few hair loss treatment methods that is backed up with hard data. Ketzole has been fairly well studied and has many sources of documented results in its efficacy in preventing hair loss.
Here is a list of some of the more prominent studies:
- Khandpur et al, Journal of Dermatology, 2002. Find at US National Library of Medicine.
- Hair Loss Talk, 2012. Find at Vipadenievolos.
- Rafi and Katz, ISRN Dermatology, 2011. Find at US National Library of Medicine.
- Pieard-Francimont et al, Journal of Dermatology, 1998. Find at US National Library of Medicine.
- Aldhalimi et al, ISRN Pharmacology, 2014. Find at Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
What is Nizoral? What is Ketzole?
Nizoral is a shampoo designed to help the user treat dandruff, hair loss, and other scalp conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis. Nizoral for hair loss is very effective because it contains Ketzole. The popular Nizoral A-D hampoo contains 1% Ketzole which is sufficient for scalp treatment and the reduction of follicular inflammation that contributes to hair loss. The topical forumlas of Nizoral for hair loss have not been associated with any adverse effects. Nizoral also comes in tablet form and actually has the potential to cause liver damage over sustained long term use. It is prescription only and used for anti-fungus purposes. Oral Nizoral hasn’t been shown to have any benefits for hair loss.
Ketzole, Androgenic alopecia, and hair loss
While you may feel as though Minoxidil is your best bet when it comes to reducing the effects of androgenic alopecia, don’t write Ketzole off entirely. In the study we mentioned earlier, the participants found that it was just as efficient as Minoxidil for strengthening the hair follicles, shifting them into the right growth stage, and increasing the type of hair growth.
There are several reasons for this:
Ketzole reduces inflammatory processes at the scalp. As androgenic alopecia causes inflammation that results in weak hair growth, using this shampoo essentially fights against it.
For reasons the paper’s researchers didn’t understand, those with androgenic alopecia spent more time in the anagen phase of growth. This is where the hair follicle is priming itself for growing healthy hair.
Overall, it looks like using Ketzole could have benefits for those with androgenic alopecia too as well as those with dermatitis.
Ketzole Topical Interactions
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water.
Avoid covering treated skin areas with tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (such as nylon or polyester) that doesn't allow air to circulate to your skin. If you are treating your feet, wear clean cotton socks and sandals or shoes that allow for air circulation. Keep your feet as dry as possible.
Avoid using other skin or hair products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps or shampoos or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
There may be other drugs that can affect Ketzole topical. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
What is Ketzole?
Ketzole belongs to a group of medications called the ‘azole antifungals.’ It’s available as an oral and topical medication, with the aim of treating certain fungal conditions. Its role is to stop the growth of fungus, but you must remain wary of applying the wrong product to your skin, as it can irritate.
Shampoos that contain Ketzole stop fungus from spreading by killing their cell membranes. In other words, they break down the cell walls. When the fungi no longer have active cell walls, they find it difficult to spread. It achieves this by stopping them from producing a substance called ‘ergosterol,’ which they need to prevent holes from appearing in the cell membrane.
When holes appear in the cell membrane, substances that fungi would otherwise love to keep out start to filter in. Interestingly, scientists have found the ergosterol serves similar purposes to cholesterol.
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Ketzole?
Common side effects of Ketzole include:
Less common side effects of Ketzole include:
Serious side effects of Ketzole include:
- Vision changes
- Mental/mood changes (such as depression, thoughts of suicide)
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
Ketzole, an anti-fungal medication, can also be effective in stimulating new hair growth if you suffer from androgenetic alopecia 1. Androgenetic alopecia, also called male and female pattern baldness, is a frequent cause of hair loss in both men and women, although it is more common in men, according to the Genetics Home Reference website 1.
Dermatitis, dandruff, and hair loss
As we’ve already discussed, Ketzole works its way into the cell membranes of fungi and breaks them apart by stopping them from producing their form of testosterone. When the fungus is present on your scalp, it induces inflammation, which reduces your scalp’s ability to grow hair.
This is especially troublesome if you develop ‘folliculitis.’ As a condition that’s difficult to distinguish from seborrheic dermatitis, folliculitis can lead to permanent hair loss when you don’t treat it quickly enough. As such, disrupting the membranes of the fungi causing your dermatitis or dandruff reduces inflammation, with the following benefits:
- Your scalp’s follicles become healthier, allowing for better hair growth
- You slow down the inflammatory processes, which means you reduce the risk of permanent damage to the hair follicles
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Ketzole (Nizoral)?
You should not use Ketzole if you are allergic to it, or if you have liver disease.
Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with Ketzole. Your doctor may change your treatment plan if you also use:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver problems;
- long QT syndrome (in you or a family member); or
- problems with your adrenal gland.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
To use the over-the-counter shampoo, follow these steps:
- Be sure that your scalp is not broken, cut, or irritated. Do not use Ketzole shampoo if your scalp is broken or irritated.
- Wet your hair thoroughly.
- Apply the shampoo to your hair.
- Use your fingers to rub the shampoo until it forms a lather.
- Rinse all of the shampoo out of your hair with plenty of water.
- Repeat steps 2 to 5.
What are the possible side effects of Ketzole (Nizoral)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, fever, chest pain, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out);
- unusual weakness or tiredness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting; or
- liver problems--upper stomach pain, fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
FDA Box Warning
• Oral form has been linked to hepatic toxicity, including some deaths. Inform patient of this risk, and monitor closely.
• Concurrent use of astemizole, cisapride, or terfenadine with Ketzole tablets is contraindicated, because serious cardiovascular adverse events (including death, ventricular tachycardia, and torsades de pointes) have occurred.
How it works
Ketzole belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Ketzole works to stop fungi and yeasts from causing an infection.
Ketzole oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness but it can cause other side effects.
What are the side effects of Ketzole?
Ketzole generally is well tolerated. Commonly reported side effects of Ketzole are:
Other important side effects of Ketzole are rare; they include:
Liver dysfunction also has been reported. Signs of liver problems include unusual fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, yellowing of the skin (jaundice), dark urine, and pale stools. Development of these symptoms while taking Ketzole should be reported to a physician.