To use the prescription shampoo, follow these steps:
- Use a small amount of water to wet your skin in the area where you will apply Tiniazol shampoo.
- Apply the shampoo to the affected skin and a large area around it.
- Use your fingers to rub the shampoo until it forms a lather.
- Leave the shampoo on your skin for 5 minutes.
- Rinse the shampoo off of your skin with water.
What is Tiniazol topical?
Tiniazol topical (for the skin) is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and seborrhea (dry, flaking skin or dandruff).
Tiniazol topical is also used to treat a fungal infection called pityriasis, which causes scaly discolored patches on the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs.
Tiniazol topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Tiniazol, 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 Tiniazol 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:
Tiniazol 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 Tiniazol could have benefits for those with androgenic alopecia too as well as those with dermatitis.
Paranoid delusions have been reported in a patient treated with Tiniazol for cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Rare (less than 0.1%): Confusion, suicidal tendencies
Frequency not reported: Insomnia, nervousness, paranoid delusions
So, what’s the good news?
These adverse side effects and restrictions that were put in place by the FDA are not applicable in Tiniazol formulations that are used topically. Topical formulations of Tiniazol are sold as shampoos, gels, creams, and foams.
But here are the things you should be keeping an eye out for:
Most drugs are not safe to take during pregnancy unless a certified doctor authorizes them. It is advised that you do not use Tiniazol shampoo when you are pregnant before receiving authorization from your primary care doctor.
Pharmacologically speaking, certain medications are known to interact with each other when administered concurrently. For instance, there are several drugs that will interact with the Tiniazol shampoo.
Therefore, if you are on any treatment regimen with another medication, please inquire with your doctor to see if it is safe for you to use Nizoral.
Moreover, you should carefully monitor how your body responds to therapy with Tiniazol. At times, sensitive individuals may experience allergic reactions. If you notice that your face is suddenly becoming swollen or you are having difficulty breathing after taking using Tiniazol, then you should stop immediately and seek prompt medical attention.
Other manifestations of an allergy to Tiniazol shampoo include severe itching, rash, swelling in the tongue and throat, and dizziness.
Also, try to consider that the safety of Tiniazol has not been observed or studied well enough in children below the age of 12 years. As a result, you should not administer any Tiniazol products to your children if they are under the age of 12 years.
Mothers who are breastfeeding should also be wary about using Tiniazol and should contact a doctor for advice before use.
Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- redness, tenderness, swelling, pain, or warmth in the place where you applied the medication
Tiniazol may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
What is Tiniazol?
Tiniazol 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 Tiniazol 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.
Tiniazol, 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.
What are the possible side effects of Tiniazol (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.