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Ketoconazole Gel

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Ketoconazole Gel to learn more, including information on who should not use this product.)

How Does It Work?

Ketoconazole gel is part of a group of medications known as antifungals. Seborrhea has been linked to certain types of fungus, and ketoconazole gel is thought to work by killing the fungus, although this is not known for sure at this time.

When and How to Apply This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ketoconazole gel include the following:
  • This medication is usually applied once a day for two weeks.
  • Wash your hands before and after applying this medication.
  • Do not wash the areas for at least three hours after application, and do not apply makeup or sunscreen for at least 20 minutes (on the treated areas) after application.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
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