Size: 2 X 100 ml
Composition: Ketoconazole 2%
How does it work?
Ketazon anti-dandruff shampoo contains the active ingredient ketoconazole, which is a type of medicine called an antifungal. It is used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts.
Ketoconazole kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping the fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes. The disruption in the production of ergosterol disrupts the fungal cell membrane, causing holes to appear in it.
The cell membranes of fungi are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells from leaking out. As ketoconazole causes holes to appear in the cell membranes, essential constituents of the fungal cells can leak out. This kills the fungi and treats the infection.
Ketoconazole is used to treat a number of different types of fungal and yeast infections. Ketoconazole shampoo is used to treat scalp conditions that are caused by infection with the yeast Pityrosporum. These include dandruff, which is considered to be a mild form of seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Ketoconazole shampoo should be used to wash the hair twice weekly for two to four weeks. It should be left for three to five minutes before rinsing. Once the scalp has cleared up these conditions can be prevented from coming back by using the shampoo once every one to two weeks.
What is it used for?
“FOR DANDRUFF SCALP ITCHY AND SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS”
- This preparation is for external use only.
- Avoid getting the shampoo in the eyes. If it does enter the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
- If your scalp has not cleared up after four weeks of treatment you should consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Not to be used in
-Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient
-Store below 30 Celcius degree
-For external use only