Dancel Shampoo(Ketoconazole)

Therapeutic Group: Skin

Presentation

Dancel Shampoo: Each gram shampoo contains Ketoconazole BP 20 mg.

Description

Ketoconazole, a synthetic imidazole dioxolane derivative, has a potent antifungal activity against dermatophytes, such as Trichophyton sp., Epidermophyton sp., Microsporum sp., and yeasts, such as Candida sp. and Malassezia spp.(Pityrosporum spp). Ketoconazole 2% shampoo rapidly relieves scaling and pruritus, which are usually associated with Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Pityriasis capitis (dandruff) and Pityriasis versicolor.

Indications

Treatment and prophylaxis of infections in which the yeast Malassezia is involved, such asDandruff (Pityriasis capitis)

Inflammatory skin condition with greasy, red and scaly areas (Seborrheic dermatitis) Pityriasis versicolor (localized)

Dosage & Administration

To use the Ketoconazole 2% shampoo, follow these steps:
* Shake the bottle well before use
* Use a small amount of water to wet the area where Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is to be applied
* Apply the shampoo to the affected skin/scalp and a large area around it
* Use fingers to rub the shampoo until it forms lather
* Leave the shampoo on skin/scalp for 5 minutes
* Rinse the shampoo off skin/scalp with water

Side Effects

Topical treatment with Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is generally well tolerated. As with other
shampoos, a local burning sensation, itching, or contact dermatitis (due to irritation or allergy), may
occur on exposed areas. In rare instances, mainly in patients with chemically damaged hair or gray
hair, a discoloration of the hair has been observed with the use of Ketoconazole 2% shampoo.

Precautions

In patients who have been on prolonged treatment with topical corticosteroids, it is recommended
that the steroid therapy be gradually withdrawn over a period of 2 to 3 weeks, while using
Ketoconazole 2% shampoo to prevent any potential rebound effect. Avoid contact with the eyes. If
the shampoo enters the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category C. Since Ketoconazole is not absorbed through the skin after topical application, Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is not contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation.