Nizoral shampoo is used to treat and prevent conditions such as dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Nizoral shampoo works by preventing the fungus from making normal cell walls, thereby stopping fungal growth.
Nizoral 2% shampoo contains the active ingredient ketoconazole, which is a type of medicine called an antifungal. It is used to treat skin infections with fungi and yeasts.
Directions for use:
Apply shampoo to affected areas and leave on for three to five minutes before rinsing. For dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis, the shampoo should be used to wash the hair twice a week for two to four weeks. Once these conditions have cleared up they can be prevented from coming back by using the shampoo once every one to two weeks.
To treat pityriasis versicolor, the shampoo should be used to wash the skin once a day for a maximum of five days. Pityriasis versicolor can often come back in the spring or summer. The shampoo can be used to prevent this by using it once a day for a maximum of three days before you expect to expose your skin to sunshine.
Nizoral shampoo is for external use on the skin and scalp only.
Nizoral shampoo is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Nizoral shampoo is not for use during pregnancy