Ketoconazole shampoo: Apply 5 mL to 10 mL to the wet scalp, work into a lather, and leave on for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing with water. Take care to keep the shampoo out of the eyes and off the eyelids. If contact occurs, flush the eyes thoroughly with water. If using as a treatment, apply twice weekly for 2 to 4 weeks. If using as a preventative measure, apply once every 1 to 2 weeks.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
Ketoconazole should be used for the recommended duration of treatment, even if the symptoms seem to have disappeared. This will reduce the chance of the fungal infection returning.
It is important to use medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, do not allow it to freeze, and keep it out of reach of children.
This medication is available under multiple brand names and in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.