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Ketoconazole Gel Side Effects

Reported Side Effects

Ketoconazole gel has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, any potential side effects were reported and carefully documented. Based on these studies, this drug appears unlikely to cause many side effects.
In fact, only one side effect -- a burning sensation at the application site -- was reported frequently. Up to 1 percent of people using ketoconazole gel reported this particular side effect. All other side effects were reported rarely (in less than 1 percent of people).
Some of the rare side effects of ketoconazole gel included but were not limited to:
  • Dermatitis skin reactions
  • A discharge
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Fluid-filled skin bumps (pustules)
  • Eye irritation or swelling
  • Impetigo skin infection
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Unusual sensations
  • Acne
  • Nail discoloration
  • Facial swelling.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using ketoconazole gel or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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