FUNGICIDE contains Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione
ketoconazole is antifungal agent and Zinc Pyrithione is an Anti-dandruff agent
Fungicide Lotion is a combination of two antifungal medicines that effectively treat fungal skin infections and dandruff. It kills the fungi that cause the infection and relieves itching and irritation.
Lotion is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands.
Wash your hands before and after application of the medicine. If it gets into your eyes, nose, or mouth rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine.
This medicine is usually safe to use with no common side effects. However, consult with your doctor if you experience application site reactions such as burning, redness, and itching of skin.
It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine for dandruff.
The medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine. Read more: Fungicide Lotion
WHAT FUNGICIDE IS USED FOR?
It is used to,
Control seborrheic dermatitis (common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp which causes scaly patches, red skin and severe dandruff)
Fungicide Lotion 90 ml belongs to a class of dermatological medication called ‘antifungal’ primarily used to prevent fungal infections of the skin like seborrheic dermatitis (dry, flaky skin on face, scalp, chest, upper back or ears).
Seborrheic dermatitis is a type of dandruff that causes an itchy rash with dry, flaky scales on the skin that contains oil glands such as the scalp, face, back and upper chest.
The fungal cell membranes are essential for their survival as they prevent the entry of unwanted substances into the cells and stops the leakage of cell contents.
Lotion 90 ml works by causing holes in the fungal cell membranes and kills fungi, thereby slowing the growth of dandruff on the scalp.
Fungicide Lotion 90 ml is available as lotion and shampoo. Lotion 90 ml is for use on skin and scalp only. Lotion 90 ml in shampoo form is used as prescribed by a doctor. If Lotion 90 ml is prescribed in lotion form, apply Fungicide Lotion 90 ml evenly on the clean and dry affected area.
Some people may experience itching, redness, irritation or burning sensation at the site of application. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Avoid contact of Fungicide Lotion 90 ml with nose, ears, mouth or eyes. In case Fungicide Lotion 90 ml comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. If you are known to be allergic to Lotion 90 ml or any other medicines, please tell your doctor.
If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Lotion 90 ml. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames as Lotion 90 ml catches fire and burns easily.
If you are using any steroidal cream, lotion or ointment, inform your doctor before taking Fungicide Lotion 90 ml. Do not swallow Lotion 90 ml. In case of accidental swallowing, contact a nearby poison control centre or consult a doctor immediately.
BENEFITS OF FUNGICIDE LOTION
In Treatment of Fungal skin infections
In Treatment of Dandruff
WARNING & PRECAUTION:
TALK TO DOCTOR
Tell your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:
Have an allergy to Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrithione, or any other ingredients of this medicine
Talk to your doctor if you are taking,
Any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins
Other skin or hair products
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Use this product as told by your doctor
Wash your hands before and after use
Put a thin layer of this medicine on the affected part and rub in gently
If you stop taking FUNGICIDE
Talk to your doctor before stopping this medicine
SIDE EFFECTS OF FUNGICIDE 90ML:
Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble in breathing, swallowing, or talking or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
Skin irritation, burning
Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
Do not refrigerate or freeze
Keep out of reach of children
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
Interaction of Fungicide Lotion 90 ml with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using Lotion 90 ml.
Fungicide Lotion 90 ml is Category C pregnancy drug and is given to a pregnant woman only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.
It is unknown whether Fungicide Lotion 90 ml is excreted in human milk. Please consult a doctor before using Lotion 90 ml while breastfeeding.
Fungicide Lotion 90 ml usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
If you have any concerns regarding the use of Lotion 90 ml in patients with Liver problems, please consult a doctor.
If you have any concerns regarding the use of Lotion 90 ml in patients with Kidney problems, please consult a doctor.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Eat foods rich in anti-inflammatory properties such as tomatoes, olive oil, plenty of green, leafy vegetables, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, almonds, avocados and wheat germ to fight inflammation (swelling and redness).
- Take fish oil supplements as they help in suppressing flare-ups of dermatitis triggered by allergies and also boosts overall immunity.
- Regularly wash the affected areas with a mild shampoo.
- Use conditioners, shampoos and other products containing tea tree oil as they might help to relieve itching.
- Avoid styling hair sprays and gels during a flare.
- Avoid alcohol-based products as they trigger a reaction.
Avoid contact of Fungicide Lotion 90 ml with nose, mouth or eyes. In case Lotion 90 ml comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.
Fungal infection is a skin disease in which a fungus attacks the tissue and cause infection. Fungal infections may be contagious (spread from one person to another).
Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes an itchy rash with dry, flaky scales on the skin that contains oil glands such as the scalp, face, back and upper chest. It may also cause stubborn dandruff. The treatment for Seborrheic dermatitis includes medicated lotions, shampoos, creams and self-care. click here
Does fungal infections spread from person to person?
Yes, fungal infection is a contagious skin condition that spreads from one person to another through direct skin to skin contact or by contact with contaminated soil or surfaces and infected animals. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid close direct contact until the infection is clear and avoid sharing things with the infected person as it can also spread the infection.
Can I apply makeup after using Fungicide Lotion 90 ml?
You are recommended to apply makeup or sunscreen to the treated area of skin after a minimum of 20 minutes of using Fungicide Lotion 90 ml.
Should I stop using steroidal cream before using Fungicide Lotion 90 ml?
Yes, you may be advised to stop using cream or lotion containing steroids such as hydrocortisone or betamethasone before using Fungicide Lotion 90 ml.
However, inform your doctor if you are using any steroidal creams or lotions before using Lotion 90 ml, so that the dose of steroidal cream may be reduced gradually to avoid flaring up the condition while using Fungicide Lotion 90 ml.
How long should I use Fungicide Lotion 90 ml?
You are recommended to use Lotion 90 ml for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, if the condition persists or worsens after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment with Fungicide Lotion 90 ml, please consult a doctor.
Can I stop using Fungicide Lotion 90 ml on my own?
No, you are not recommended to stop using Fungicide Lotion 90 ml without consulting your doctor as it may cause recurring infection. Therefore, take Lotion 90 ml for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Lotion 90 ml, please consult your doctor.
Does Fungicide Lotion 90 ml cure Seborrheic dermatitis?
No, Fungicide Lotion 90 ml does not cure Seborrheic dermatitis. However, treatment with Lotion 90 ml can control and reduce the symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis.