What is Nizoral Shampoo?
Nizoral Shampoo is a form of treatment that works to provide relief for dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis, a more serious form of dandruff. The active ingredient in this shampoo is ketoconazole. Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication that treats the fungi on the scalp that causes dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.
What are the causes of dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis?
Dandruff is caused when the skin cells grow too quickly and as a result, there is a surplus of skin. This causes the white or grey flakes associated with the condition. Normally, the skin grows every few weeks, but with dandruff, this is reduced to less than a week. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a more serious form of dandruff that is caused by a yeast infection, which causes the skin to become red and scaly.
Who is this shampoo suitable for?
This shampoo is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients that are contained in this shampoo. If you are using any other form of medication, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this shampoo?
This Nizoral Shampoo is safe to use by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should Nizoral Shampoo be used?
To use this shampoo, wet the hair and then apply a small amount of shampoo to the hair. Massage the shampoo into a lather and leave it on for 3-5 minutes. Then rinse the hair thoroughly. Use the shampoo every 3-4 days for 2-4 weeks. If the scalp has not cleared after 4 weeks, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medicine, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- An allergic reaction, including swelling in the face
- Flaking skin
If you notice a side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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