ketoconazole shampoo - topical, Nizoral
GENERIC NAME: KETOCONAZOLE SHAMPOO - TOPICAL (KEE-toe-KON-a-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Nizoral
USES: This medication is used to control dandruff. Use of this medication may help to relieve the flaking, scaling and itching associated with dandruff. Ketoconazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.Ketoconazole 2% 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.
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