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Ketostar Cream Information

Ketostar Cream is a prescription medicine that is available as a Cream. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections. Secondary and off-label uses of Ketostar Cream have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Ketostar Cream depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Ketostar Cream can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Ketostar Cream go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Ketostar Cream's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Ketostar Cream has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Ketostar Cream related warnings section.

Ketostar Cream is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease are examples of such conditions. The section on Ketostar Cream contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Ketostar Cream may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Ketostar Cream is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Ketostar Cream Benefits & Uses

Ketostar Cream is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ketostar Cream Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Ketostar Cream Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ketostar Cream safe for pregnant women?


    Ketostar may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Ketostar, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Ketostar Cream safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Ketostar.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ketostar Cream on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Ketostar on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ketostar Cream on the Liver?


    Ketostar may have severe effects on your liver, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Ketostar Cream on the Heart?


    Side effects of Ketostar rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Ketostar Cream Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ketostar Cream unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Ketostar Cream

  • Is this Ketostar Cream habit forming or addictive?


    Ketostar Cream is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Ketostar Cream. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Ketostar Cream only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Ketostar Cream is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Ketostar Cream Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ketostar Cream


    Taking Ketostar Cream with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ketostar Cream


    Consumption of alcohol and Ketostar Cream together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Ketostar Cream

Question over 4 years ago

Does Ketostar cause hair loss?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

No, Ketostar does not cause hair loss. There have been no known cases of this drug causing hair loss. However, do keep your doctor informed if you are experiencing hair loss with Ketostar.  

Question about 5 years ago

Is Ketostar safe?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Ketostar is safe to use, if it used in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the dermatologist. However, few side effects are observed such as localised irritation with a stinging and burning sensation.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Ketostar work?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Ketostar contains ketoconazole which works by blocking the ergosterol synthesis leading to membrane abnormalities in the fungus which is necessary for fungal cell membrane growth. Hence in this way, it kills the fungus by destroying its cell membrane and treats the fungal infection.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Ketostar cause stomach upset?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

No, Ketostar does not cause stomach upset when applied topically. However, Ketostar can cause stomach upset if taken orally.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Ketostar good for ringworm?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Ketostar is effectively used in the ringworm. Please consult a dermatologist before using this medicine.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Nizoral (ketoconazole)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 792-793

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 174-177

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