How it works
Nizoral works by preventing the fungus from spreading on the body part and subsequently eliminates the fungii.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
It comes in both the tablet form as well as an over the counter shampoo. Antacids should be avoided while taking the tablet.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How and where do i store Nizoral
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
• If you are allergic to other azole antifungals (eg, itraconazole), if you have low stomach acid (eg, hypochlorhydria),
• If you have a history of liver disease, regular alcohol use, alcohol abuse or dependence, or blood problems (eg, prophyria).
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
To be avoided
You must avoid using Nizoral if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or
• If you have conditions like a fungal infection in the brain membranes (fungal meningitis), you are taking an aldosterone blocker (eg, eplerenone), astemizole, cisapride, conivaptan, dofetilide, an ergot alkaloid (eg, ergotamine), erythromycin, midazolam, nevirapine, pimozide, a quinazoline (eg, alfuzosin), quinidine, rifabutin, rifampin, terfenadine, triazolam, or a 5-HT receptor agonist (eg, eletriptan).
Known food and drug interactions
Certain drugs may interact with Nizoral. These include many prescription and nonprescription medicines (eg, used for infections, HIV, seizures, anxiety, sleep, heartburn, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart problems, high blood pressure, allergies, irregular heartbeat, pain, blood thinning, asthma, migraines, mood or mental problems, cancer, prostate problems, immune system suppression, erectile dysfunction, urinary problems, or contraception [birth control]), multivitamin products, and herbal or dietary supplements, Nevirapine, rifabutin, or rifampin, Astemizole, cisapride, dofetilide, erythromycin, pimozide,quinidine, or terfenadine, Midazolam or triazolam, Aldosterone blockers (eg, eplerenone), conivaptan, ergot alkaloids (eg, ergotamine), quinazolines (eg, alfuzosin) or 5-HT receptor agonists (eg, eletriptan).
Information for Pregnant Women Nizoral
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication
Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.