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.