PHYTORAL contains Ketoconazole which belongs to the group of medicines called antifungals. It is used to treat infections such as athletes foot, jock itch, ringworm, and seborrhea (dry, flaking skin or dandruff).
This medicine works by binding to the fungal p450 enzymes and stops the cells making ergosterol of the cell wall which is necessary for them to grow.
Apply the medicine onto to the affected area or as directed by physician. It is for external use only. It is recommended for the use in children and adolescents. Do not take this medicine, if you have eye infections.
It should be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the other topical medicines. The most common side effects include burning sensation, irritation and reddening of the skin.
Phytoral Ointment belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, thrush and ringworm.
Ointment should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the maximum benefit from it. Do not use more than you need, it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects.
Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use the medicine for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. If you have Athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.
The most common side effects of using this medicine include application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching, and redness), dryness, peeling, or blistering of the skin.
Occasionally it can cause thinning of your hair. These are not usually serious, but you should call your doctor if you think you might have a severe allergic reaction.
Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing, or breathing problems. Get emergency help if this happens. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In the case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water, and seek immediate medical attention.
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 that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. For pregnant or breastfeeding women, this cream should only be used if it is clearly needed.
Phytoral Ointment 30 gm belongs to a class of drugs called ‘antifungal’ primarily used to treat fungal infections of the skin like ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot, seborrheic dermatitis (dry, flaky skin on the face, scalp, chest, upper back or ears) and pityriasis (a type of skin rash that causes scaly, discoloured patches on chest, back, legs and arms).
Phytoral Ointment 30 gm works by causing holes in the fungal cell membranes and kills fungi and yeast. Ointment 30 gm is available in both topical and oral dosage forms.
The topical form of Ointment 30 gm can be taken on the finger and applied as a thin layer on the clean and dry affected area.
Avoid contact of Ointment 30 gm with nose, mouth or eyes. In case Ointment 30 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.
Common side effects nausea, headache, diarrhoea, stomach pain and abnormal liver function test results. Some people using a topical form of Ointment 30 gm may experience dry skin, itching, redness or burning sensation of the skin.
Most of these side effects of Ointment 30 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor. Read more: Phytoral Ointment
USES OF PHYTORAL:
Treat infections such as athletes foot, jock itch, ringworm, and seborrhea (dry, flaking skin or dandruff)
HOW PHYTORAL WORKS:
PHYTORAL binds to the fungal p450 enzymes and stops the cells making ergosterol of the cell wall which is necessary for them to grow.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Apply the medicine onto the affected area or as directed by physician. It is for external use only.
SIDE EFFECTS OF OINTMENT 30GM:
Severe irritation or reddening of the skin
Peeling or blistering of the skin
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Avoid bath in hot water because hot water can irritate the skin. Moisturizers can be used regular basis to soothe and hydrate the affected area.
Do not take if you are allergic to the medicine.
Tell your doctor if you are using any other cream, ointment or lotion on your skin infection that contains a steroids.
Drug : Ketoconazole
Pharmacological Category : Antifungal
Therapeutic Indication : Treat fungal infection
Dosage Forms :
Tablet, Cream, Gel, Ointment, Lotion, Soap, Dusting powder
Store at room temperature 15-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
Phytoral Ointment 30 gm is an antifungal that is primarily used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot, seborrheic dermatitis (dry, flaky skin on face, scalp, chest, upper back or ears) and pityriasis (a type of skin rash that causes scaly, discoloured patches on chest, back, legs and arms).
Ointment 30 gm in oral form is used to treat fungal infections and Cushing’s syndrome (excessive levels of cortisol hormone).
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.
Ointment 30 gm causes holes in the fungal cell membranes and kills fungi. Thereby, clears fungal infection and provides relief from cracking, burning, scaling and itching of the skin caused due to infections.
Directions for Use
Topically (cream/gel): Wash and dry the infected area of skin. Take a small amount of Phytoral Ointment 30 gm on the finger and gently rub on the clean and dry affected area and surrounding skin. Ointment 30 gm is only for external use. Avoid contact of Ointment 30 gm with nose, mouth or eyes.
In case Phytoral Ointment 30 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Wash your hands before and after using Ointment 30 gm if hands are not the affected area to prevent the spread of infection.Shampoo: Use Ointment 30 gm in shampoo form as prescribed by your doctor only.
Wash your hair with Ointment 30 gm and leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly.Orally: If you are prescribed Ointment 30 gm in oral form, swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Take Ointment 30 gm with food to avoid stomach upset. Do not break, crush or chew it.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Phytoral Ointment 30 gm
Like all medicines, Ointment 30 gm can cause some common side effects such as dry skin, itching, redness or burning sensation of the skin.
Most of these side effects of Ointment 30 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
FAQs ABOUT PHYTORAL:
Q: Can PHYTORAL be used in pregnant women?
A: Yes. It is safe for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Q: How does PHYTORAL kill fungus?
A: It kills fungi by binding to the fungal p450 enzymes and stops the cells making ergosterol of the cell wall.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Avoid contact of topical Phytoral Ointment 30 gm with nose, mouth or eyes as it may irritate. In case Phytoral Ointment 30 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.
If you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Ointment 30 gm.
If you are using Ointment 30 gm in topical form, avoid smoking or going near naked flames as Ointment 30 gm catches fire and burns quickly.
Tell your doctor before using Ointment 30 gm if you have asthma, sulpha medicine allergy, an autoimmune disorder, heart or liver problems, inform your doctor. Ointment 30 gm can cause serious harm to your liver that may result in liver transplant or cause even death.
Ointment 30 gm should not be used for the treatment of fungal infections of the fingernails/toenails, prostate cancer or Cushing’s syndrome.
Ointment 30 gm could make your skin sensitive to the sunlight and cause sunburn more quickly, so try to avoid direct exposure to the sunlight. Apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) whenever go outdoors. click here
Drug-Drug Interaction: Phytoral Ointment 30 gm may interact with drugs used to treat heartburn and acidity (omeprazole), immunosuppressant (cyclosporin), glucocorticoids (fluticasone, hydrocortisone), antifungal
(fluconazole), antidepressants (escitalopram), blood cholesterol-lowering medicines (atorvastatin), bronchodilators (albuterol), blood thinners (warfarin), laxative (polyethylene glycol 3350), antianxiety drug (alprazolam).
Drug-Food Interaction: Phytoral Ointment 30 gm may interact with caffeine-containing tea, coffee, cola and energy drinks as it may increase the adverse effects of caffeine.
Do not take marijuana with Ointment 30 gm as it may worsen the adverse effects of marijuana. Also, avoid consumption of alcohol with Ointment 30 gm as it may increase the risk of liver damage
Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have asthma, sulphite allergy, an autoimmune disorder, heart or liver problems, inform your doctor before taking Phytoral Ointment 30 gm.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Phytoral Ointment 30 gm as it may increase the risk of liver damage and cause adverse effects.
Phytoral Ointment 30 gm is Category C pregnancy drug and is given to a pregnant woman only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Phytoral Ointment 30 gm passes into breast milk and may cause side effects in the baby, so talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your child.
Phytoral Ointment 30 gm may cause dizziness or drowsiness when taken in oral form. Therefore, drive only if you alert after taking Phytoral Ointment 30 gm.
If you have any concerns regarding the use of Phytoral Ointment 30 gm in patients with Liver problems, please consult a doctor.
Phytoral Ointment 30 gm is safe for patients with kidney disease if prescribed by a doctor.