Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking ketoconazole.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, please call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may cause drowsiness. If you are sure about how you will react to it then it is fine to drive or operate machinery.
Do NOT use ketoconazole if:
- You are allergic to any ingredient in ketoconazole;
- You have liver problem;
- You are taking cisapride, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, methadone, pimozide, quinidine or ranolazine.
Use of ketoconazole during pregnancy or breast feeding is not recommended only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. Ketoconazole can excrete into human milk but the effects in the nursing infant are unknown. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking ketoconazole.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is:
At the beginning stage, take 200mg once a day. Your doctor may increase the dose if it is needed.
Usual dose for children is: children from 2 years of age or older the dose is based on body weight and the dosage should be determined by the doctor. The dose is normally 3.3 to 6.6mg per day per kilogram of body weight.
There are 209 major drugs known to interact with ketoconazole and cisapride, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, methadone, pimozide, quinidine and ranolazine are some of them. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with ketoconazole.