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Nizoral Tablets 200mg 30 Tablets/Pack


Nizoral Tablets 200mg 30 Tablets/Pack

Nizoral Tablets 200mg (Ketoconazole)

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Product Name
Nizoral Tablets 200mg 30 Tablets/Pack
Active Ingredient
Ketoconazole
Manufacturer
Janssen Cilag
Product Type
Antifungal (imidazole)
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock
Nizoral 200mg tablets contain ketoconazole, a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections in several parts of the body, including pityriasis an infection of the skin, candidiasis or thrush of the mouth and vagina and other systemic fungal infections.

Nizoral general information

What are Nizoral tablets used for?

Nizoral 200mg tablets are used to treat a variety of fungal infections in several parts of the body including:
  • infections of the skin (such as pityriasis), hair and mucous membrane that cannot be treated by applying a topical creams and ointments directly to the infected area
  • persistent infections with the yeast candida which causes thrush (candidiasis) of the mouth and vagina
  • recalcitrant (difficult to treat) skin infections which have not cleared up using other oral treatments such as griseofulvin tablets or topical creams and ointments or where other treatments are contraindicated.
  • systemic fungal infections that can affect internal organs such as histoplasmosis a rare systemic fungal infection from inhalation of a soil fungus into the lung causing flu-like symptoms.
  • opportunistic fungal infections in immunocompromised people such as AIDS patients
Nizoral 200mg tablets is not be used to treat fungal meningitis as the medication cannot penetrate into the nervous system.

How do Nizoral tablets work?

Nizoral 200mg tablets contain ketoconazole, a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that specifically kills the fungus by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane that is not found in animal cells. Nizoral 200mg tablets weaken the fungal cell membrane, causing the cell contents to leak out which kills the fungus, preventing the infection from spreading and relieving symptoms caused by the infection, including, itching and inflammation.

What do Nizoral tablets contain?

Nizoral 200mg tablets contain the active ingredient ketoconazole, a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent. They also contain colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and povidone.

Treating fungal infections with Nizoral tablets

Nizoral 200mg tablets contain ketoconazole, a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that is used to treat fungal infections in several parts of the body, caused by a variety of susceptible fungal species. Nizoral 200mg tablets kill the fungus and relieve the itching, scaling and other more severe symptoms caused by the fungal infection. Fungal infections treated that can be treated with Nizoral 200mg tablets include:
  • infections of the skin, hair and mucous membrane that cannot be treated by applying a topical creams and ointments directly to the infected area
  • persistent infections with the yeast candida which causes thrush (candidiasis) of the mouth and vagina
  • recalcitrant (difficult to treat) skin infections which have not cleared up using other oral treatments such as griseofulvin tablets or topical creams and ointments or where other treatments are contraindicated.
  • systemic fungal infections that can affect internal organs such as histoplasmosis a rare systemic fungal infection from inhalation of a soil fungus into the lung causing flu-like symptoms.
  • opportunistic fungal infections in immunocompromised people such as AIDS patients

Nizoral tablets for thrush

Nizoral 200mg tablets contain ketoconazole, a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that are used to treat a variety of fungal infections including thrush or candidiasis, which is caused by the yeast candida albicans. Although the any site on the body can become infected with candida, including the gastrointestinal tract, the most common site of infection are the mucous membranes of the mouth and vagina. Nizoral 200mg tablets specifically inhibit the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane, which kills the fungus and stops it spreading. In this way Nizoral relieves the symptoms of thrush in all its locations, and prevents constant reinfection in chronic recurrent vaginal thrush.

What are the side effects of Nizoral tablets?

The most common reported side effects when taking Nizoral 200mg tablets are upset stomach, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation. Other more serious side effects are less common and may include: headache, rash, dizziness, tingling sensations, sensitivity to light, erectile dysfunction, swelling of the breast.

When should Nizoral tablets not be used?

You should not use Nizoral tablets if you:
  • have liver diseases or are recovering from hepatitis as there is a risk of serious liver damage
  • are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • are allergic to ketoconazole or any ingredients in Nizoral 200mg tablets
  • taking antacids (should be taken 2-3 hours after Nizoral)
  • drink alcohol, as this may make you feel sick or cause headache in combination with Nizoral
  • taking other medication that interacts with Nizoral, including, terfenadine, mizolastine or astemizole for allergy, halofantrine for treating malaria, levomethadyl for severe pain or to manage addiction, cisapride or domperidone for digestive problems, statins for cholesterol lowering (simvastatin, atrovastatin lovastatin) pimozide for mental disorders, calcium channel blockers (bepridil, epleronone, nisoldipine) for angina and high blood pressure, medicines containing ergot alkaloids such as ergotamine, antiarrhythmic drugs for irregular heat beats (quinidine, disopyramide and dofetilide), irinotecan for cancer chemotherapy, everolimus for immunosuppression

  • What medications interact with Nizoral tablets?

    Several medications interact with Nizoral and should either not be taken while you are taking Nizoral or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:

    Drugs that decrease effectiveness of Nizoral:
  • ritonavir for HIV
  • anticonvulsants like phenytoin and carbamazepine
  • anti-infectives like rifampicin, nevirapine, isoniazid and rifabutin
    • Drugs that are affected by Nizoral:
  • terfenadine, mizolastine or astemizole for allergy
  • halofantrine for treating malaria, levomethadyl for severe pain or to manage addiction
  • cisapride or domperidone for digestive problems
  • statins for cholesterol lowering (simvastatin, atrovastatin lovastatin)
  • pimozide for mental disorders
  • calcium channel blockers (bepridil, epleronone, nisoldipine) for angina and high blood pressure
  • medicines containing ergot alkaloids such as ergotamine
  • antiarrhythmic drugs for irregular heat beats (quinidine, disopyramide and dofetilide)
  • irinotecan for cancer chemotherapy
  • everolimus for immunosuppression
  • cyclosporin, used to suppress the immune system,
  • digoxin for heart failure
  • HIV protease inhibitors, such as indinavir, saquinavir
  • calcium channel blockers, such as dihydropyridines and probably verapamil
  • anticoagulants such as coumarin
  • some antineoplastic agents, such as vinca alkaloids, busulphan, docetaxel, erlotinib and imatinib
  • cholesterol lowering drugs like atrovastatin
  • Certain glucocorticoids such as budesonide, fluticasone, dexamethasone and methylprednisolone
  • Others: alprazolam, carbamazepine, cilostazol, buspirone, alfentanil, fentanyl, midazolam IV, sildenafil, repaglinide, alprazolam, brotizolam, midazolam IV, rifabutin, methylprednisolone, tolterodine, trimetrexate, ebastine, eletriptan reboxetine, quetiapine and solifenacin
    • How should Nizoral tablets be taken?

      You should take your Nizoral 200mg tablets with a glass of water with food usually once a day 5-10 days or up to several months, depending on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendations. Always finish your course of tablets even if you feel better, if not, the infection may not clear up completely. Do not take medicines that neutralise stomach acid within 2 hours of taking Nizoral 200mg tablets, as sufficient stomach acid is required for Nizoral to be absorbed.

      How long should you take Nizoral tablets?

      You should complete your course of Nizoral 200mg tablets as prescribed by your doctor, which may be 5-10 days or longer, depending on what you are being treated for. Always finish your course of tablets even if you feel better, if not, the infection may not clear up completely.

      Missed dose of Nizoral tablets

      If you miss a dose of Nizoral take it as soon as you remember with the next meal, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

      How should Nizoral tablets be stored?

      You should keep your Nizoral 200mg tablets in their blister packs until use and store below 25°C in a cool dry place.



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