Other Names

Nizoral® (There may be other names for this medication).

How is it Administered?

This medicine is taken by mouth.

Why am I Taking Ketoconazole?

This drug is used to treat prostate cancer and fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before I Begin Receiving Ketoconazole?

Tell your doctor if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to ketoconazole, miconazole (Monistat®), or fluconazole (Diflucan®)
  • are taking acetaminophen (Tylenol®, etc.), statin cholesterol-lowering medications (Lipitor®, etc), isoniazid (INH), methotrexate (Rheumatrex®), niacin, or rifampin
  • have liver disease, stomach disorders, or drink alcohol more than once a week
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

This drug may interact with other medications or cause harmful side effects. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal, or diet supplements that you are taking.

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