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KZ Cream 2%
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KZ Cream 2%

$20.00$130.00

KZ Cream 2% is often used to treat certain fungal infections. The active ingredient of this medicine is Ketoconazole. It is not advised to use it without a physician’s recommendation.

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This cream is often used to treat certain fungal infections. Check below some examples of infections:

  • Ringworm
  • Jock itch
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Some types of dandruff

In any case, doctors may also prescribe this medicine to treat pityriasis (tinea versicolor). This is a skin condition that provokes darkening or lightening of the skin, neck, arms, chest, or legs. KZ Cream 2% works by killing and preventing the future growth of fungus. This effect helps to cure the infection and relieve symptoms such as redness, itching, and others. KZ Cream 2% contains Ketoconazole as an active ingredient. Despite that, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as stearyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, purified water, sodium sulfite, and others. KZ Cream 2% belongs to a group of medications called imidazoles.

The manufacturer of KZ Cream 2% is Hedge & Hedge Pharmaceuticals LLP.

How to Administer KZ Cream 2%?

  • Before applying this medicine, wash and dry well your hands and the affected area.
  • Afterward, apply a thin layer of cream on the affected skin and spread evenly the cream.
  • This cream is intended for external use only. Wash your hands after using KZ Cream 2% because it helps to reduce the risk of getting this medicine in your eyes, mouth, and nose. However, if you get this cream in the places listed above, rinse with plenty of water in these places.

Using two times per day (24 hours) this medicine is considered the recommended dose or as directed by your doctor. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from KZ Cream 2%. In case you decide to use it more often than is prescribed by the doctor, you should know that your condition will not improve faster. However, in some cases, your healthcare professional may gradually increase the dosage for several weeks in case you are not noticing the desired result. If you see no improvements in your health condition in the first week of treatment, talk with your doctor right away.

Dosages

Commonly, physicians prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on the severity of your medical condition, age, your response to treatment, and other medicines you may use. Avoid using this cream, in case you have doubts about what dosage is better for you, or consult a doctor.

  • KZ Cream 2% (30 g/tube)

Missed Dose

In some cases, you may forget to use this medication and symptoms may return. Therefore, your condition may become worse or more difficult to treat. However, if you miss a dose, you should use it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose, if it is almost time for the next dose. Anyway, it is not advised to administer an increased dose of KZ Cream 2% the next time to make up because you may experience severe adverse effects.

Overdose

In rare cases, if you are administering an increased dose of Ketoconazole without the doctor’s recommendation, you may notice an overdose. Symptoms of overdose include irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, fainting, severe dizziness, and others. Discuss with your doctor for more details.

Adverse Effects of KZ Cream 2%

KZ Cream 2% like other drugs may give you certain adverse effects but if your body adjusts to this medicine, you may not experience any of the following negative effects. There are certain factors that usually can provoke side effects such as dehydration, overdose, and allergy.

Common Adverse Effects

While most patients ignore mild side effects, it is recommended to inform your doctor if you experience any of them. Check some examples below:

  • Redness, irritation, or itching of the skin
  • Oily or dry scalp

Severe Adverse Effects

Rarely, you may experience this category of adverse effects. It is recommended to interrupt using this medicine and ask for medical help immediately, in case you experience any of the following adverse effects. Additionally, your physician may be able to help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Check below some examples:

  • Burning, pain, stinging, or swelling of the skin
  • Skin atrophy
  • Mild hair loss

Consult a doctor if you notice any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects. In addition, this article does not contain a full list of side effects.

Interactions

There are some medicines and substances that may interact with Ketoconazole and decrease the effectiveness of the medicine or even increase your risk of adverse effects. Therefore, you should tell your doctor about all products that you are using before taking KZ Cream 2%. For example supplements, herbal products, prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and others. Check below some examples of drug interaction:

  • Alcohol
  • Fluticasone
  • Salmeterol
  • Zolpidem
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • Escitalopram
  • Atorvastatin
  • Polyethylene glycol 3350
  • Acetaminophen
  • Hydrocodone
  • Albuterol
  • Sertraline
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) or pulmonary hypertension medicines (Avanafil, Tadalafil, Sildenafil Citrate, and others)
  • Citalopram
  • Colchicine
  • Ceritinib
  • Cyclosporine
  • Disopyramide
  • Dofetilide
  • Efavirenz
  • Erythromycin
  • Ergotamine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Mifepristone
  • Morphine
  • Methadone
  • Papaverine
  • Quinidine
  • Sirolimus
  • Ritonavir
  • Sotalol
  • Riociguat
  • Rifampin
  • Tretinoin

This medication may also interact with certain health conditions. Check some examples below:

  • Hepatotoxicity
  • QT prolongation (a condition that affects heart rhythm)
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Achlorhydria

Discuss with your healthcare professional before using this medicine because this document does not contain all possible disease and drug interactions. Additionally, it is not allowed to stop, start, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may experience unpleasant results.

Precautions

Share with your doctor your medical history before using this medicine. In addition, you should tell your physician if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. Examples include:

This medicine may be used during pregnancy with the doctor’s approval only because it may harm your unborn baby. In addition, you should consult a doctor in case you are a breastfeeding mother because it is not known if Ketoconazole passes into breast milk.

Tips

  • It is not allowed to share KZ Cream 2% with others.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date because it can cause severe side effects.
  • You may find some differences between this article and the doctor’s prescription. Hence, you should follow the doctor’s recommendations only, to treat your conditions fast and safely.

Additional information

Active Ingredient

Ketoconazole

Manufacturer

Hedge & Hedge Pharmaceuticals LLP

Packaging

1 tube/pack

Strength

2%

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