Nizoral is a medicinal drug that treats skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and certain kinds of dandruff. It is manufactured by a leading pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. It has an active component Ketoconazole, which is an antifungal drug. It is available in a conventional tablet form in a dosage of 200 mg.
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: This effective medication contains the active component Ketoconazole. It is a phenylpiperazine that shows broad antifungal properties and potential antineoplastic activity. This active component inhibits sterol 14-a-dimethylase, a microsomal cytochrome P450-dependent enzyme so as to disrupt the synthesis of ergosterol. It is an important component of the fungal cell wall. This active ingredient is an imidazole fungicidal factor with a very broad spectrum of activity against many fungal species. It is used for the treatment of superficial and systemic fungal infections.
Indications: This particular medicine is indicated to treat skin infections like athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and certain kinds of dandruff. Nizoral is also treated a skin condition called pityriasis or tinea versicolor, a fungal infection that induces a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs. It is an azole antifungal that prevents the growth of fungus.
Action Mechanism: This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals often used to treat similar conditions. This medicine composed of Nizoral works to restrict fungi and yeasts from causing an infection.
Dosages: It is available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 200 mg: This medication should be taken as prescribed by the doctor, do not go against it
This medication should be consumed only after recommendation by the doctor. Not suitable for nursing or pregnant women. It may through the skin or milk.