Ketoconazole 2% and ZPTO 1% Shampoo
Ketozit-Z shampoo is used to control dandruff. Ketozit-Z shampoo may help to relieve the flaking, scaling, and itching associated with dandruff. Ketozit-Z shampoo Contains Ketoconazole which is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
Ketozit-Z shampoo is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs.
How does Ketozit-Z Shampoo work?
Ketozit-Z Shampoo contains ketoconazole and ZPTO, Ketoconazole is a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that specifically kills the fungus by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of the fungal cell membrane that is not found in animal cells. Ketoconazole in Ketozit-Z shampoo weakens the fungal cell membrane, causing the cell contents to leak out which kills the fungus, preventing the fungus from spreading and relieving symptoms like itching and scaling caused by the infection.
Ketozit-Z also contains zinc pyrithione a chemical with fungistatic properties that inhibits fungal growth; also antiseborrheic properties that prevent overproduction of sebum (produced by the sebaceous glands of the hair follicles). Ketoconazole and zinc pyrithione in Ketozit-Z Shampoo, work together to treat conditions of the scalp that are thought to be associated with fungal infection.
How to use Ketozit-Z Shampoo?
Wet hair and scalp completely with water. Apply enough shampoo to produce enough lather to clean hair and scalp. Massage gently over entire scalp. Rinse hair with warm water. Repeat this process if directed to do so by your doctor. Dry hair thoroughly after the final rinse. Dry hair thoroughly after the second rinse. If treating skin other than the scalp, wet the skin and apply the shampoo to the affected area and the surrounding healthy skin. Lather and leave in place for 5 minutes, then rinse off with water. Avoid contact with the eyes. If the shampoo gets into the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. Do not begin using the shampoo if your scalp/skin is broken or swollen. Inform your doctor if your condition persists after 2-4 weeks of treatment or worsens at any time.