Ketoconazole 2% w/v
Ketozit 2% W/V Lotion helps in the treatment of fungal and yeast infections of the body. It belongs to the drug group known as azole antifungals. The medication prevents the growth of various types of fungi by disrupting the production of the membranes that surrounds the fungal cells. It is available in the form of a tablet that can be taken orally.
The dosage and duration of taking Ketozit 2% W/V Lotion is decided by your doctor depending on your age, weight, your medical history and current condition. It is usually taken once in a single day, with or without food. However, it is better to take it with food as that will reduce the chances of a stomach upset. In case you are taking an antacid, remember that Ketozit 2% W/V Lotion needs to be taken 2 hours before or an hour after the antacid; else there are chances that your body may not absorb the drug.
There are some mild side effects that you may suffer from for taking Ketozit 2% W/V Lotion.
A serious side effect of Ketozit 2% W/V Lotion can be hepatotoxicity, which implies liver damage caused due to chemicals. The symptoms include weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, tiredness, discoloured urine and stool, fever, rash or yellowing of the skin. In such a situation, immediate medical attention is recommended.
There are certain aspects that need to be considered before or after taking Ketozit 2% W/V lotion
- Ensure never to take the drug again if you have had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again can lead to a life threatening situation.
- Avoid alcohol when you are prescribed to this medication
- Your doctor must be informed if you are pregnant or planning to be before prescribing you the drug
- Ketozit 2% W/V Lotion can pass into a baby by breastfeeding. Your doctor must be informed and then it will be decided whether you need to stop breastfeeding or stop taking the medication.