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 Ketofen cream manufactured by Alpha contains a salt called Ketoconazole which specializes in the treatment of fungal infections. It works by preventing the growth of bacteria that are primarily responsible for the cause of infection. It treats infections such as dandruff, athlete’s foot, yeast, and other types of fungal infections. 

Fungal infection can be caused in different areas of the body such as the scalp, genitals, stomach, arms, and other parts too. With fungal infections, either the skin becomes dark or gets lightened but regular use of Ketoconazole cures the infection as it is an azole antifungal that treats all types of fungal diseases.

One needs to apply Ketoconazole as directed by the dermatologist as the overuse of the cream may not fade the fungal infection fastly but instead, it would definitely lead to bad after-effects. Seeking the advice of a medical professional is really necessary when it comes to infections related to the skin. It is important to not touch the infected area as it would lead to the spread of the fungus. 

Composition of Ketoconazole

The pharmaceutical composition consists of 34 to 36 wt % of water; 54 to 56 wt  % isopropyl alcohol and 9 to 11 wt % polyethoxylated glyceryl cocoate, wherein the Ketoconazoleis presented in an amount of 1.5 to 2.5 wt % relative to the other components. 

Causes of Fungal Infections

Fungal infection does not occur easily, there are some causes that are responsible for the infection.

  • Sweating is the primary cause.
  • Wearing synthetic fibers clothes.
  • Working out in the gym.
  • Doing swimming.
  • Not cleaning the skin.
  • Getting in contact with too much dust.
  • Touching someone who is prone to the infection.

Application procedure of Ketoconazole

One needs to follow awesome rules before, during, and after the application of Ketoconazole cream.

  • Clean the infected area so no amount of dust is present on the skin.
  • Wash your hands properly with soap.
  • Carefully apply the cream on the skin with clean hands.
  • Gently massage the cream on the skin.
  • Let the cream absorb onto the surface of the skin.
  • Wash your hands properly with soap.

Washing your hands will help you prevent the spread of infection.

Dose requirement of Ketoconazole

Clinically the usage of the cream should not be more than two times a day but it could change depending on the condition of v the spread of the infection. One seriously recommended seeking the advice of a dermatologist is very important when it comes to fungal infection.

Precautions for Ketoconazole

One needs to follow some necessary precautions while having fungal infections.

  • Always clean the skin.
  • Wipe the skin immediately when sweat starts.
  • Do not touch the infected parts of the body.
  • Try to avoid places with extreme dust.
  • Wear cotton clothes.
  • Complete the course duration.
  • Do not use the cream without seeking the doctor’s advice.

Side effects of Ketoconazole

There are some major side effects that can occur if essential care has not been taken or the salt is reactive on the skin.

  • There can be a noticeable redness on the skin.
  • Skin rash can occur too.
  • Can spread the infections if precautions are not being followed.
  • The overuse of the cream may cause adverse effects.

Drug Interactions for Ketoconazole

The cream might be reactive with certain salts hence, it is advisable to avoid cosmetic products such as moisturizers and other makeup products to prevent the causes.


Keep the Ketoconazole cream in a cool and v dry place only with no contact with sunlight.

Note – Ketoconazole cream must be used for external purposes only.

Caution – keep away from children.


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