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What directions need to be followed while using pristine ketoconazole shampoo ?

my doctor prescribed me a bottle of pristine ketoconazole shampoo for dandruff. how do I use it? do I mix it with my own shampoo and apply it onto my scalp or should I use my own shampoo first, rinse it then apply this?
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jan 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Rachel;

Welcome to HealthcareMagic

Ketoconazole is a antifungal agent which is used in form of shampoo for treating dandruff and other sorts of fungal infection of hairs.It can be safely used if you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in it.It is commonly well tolerated and you can used it directly or even after using your shampoo for the first wash and rinse (this will give better chance for the medicine to work so you can use it).But you should not mix your shampoo with Ketoconazole as then it will get diluted and become ineffective.For treatment of dandruff it has to be used for longer time as advised by your doctor.

Take care.For any more query feel free to write back.


Answered: Mon, 30 Jan 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear Rachel..,
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
Ketaconazole shampoo....
1) Directly apply on scalp night times after morning wash it..,
2) Use alternatively...,
3) It won't give any problem..,
4) Shampooing with conditioner shampoo..,
ok...good luck..,
Answered: Tue, 31 Jan 2012
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