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Ketoconazole is a synthetic, imidazole antifungal medication used primarily to treat fungal infections. Ketoconazole is sold commercially as a tablet for oral administration (although this use has been discontinued in a number of countries), and in a variety of formulations for topical administration, such as creams (used to treat tinea; cutaneous candidiasis, including candidal paronychia; and pityriasis versicolor) and shampoos (used primarily to treat dandruff—seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp).

The less toxic and generally more effective triazole antifungal agents fluconazole and itraconazole are usually preferred for systemic use. The European Medicines Agency's Committee on Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended that a ban be imposed on the use of oral ketoconazole for systemic use in humans throughout the European Union, after concluding that the risk of serious liver injury from systemic ketoconazole outweighs its benefits. In Australia, the oral formulation of ketoconazole has already been discontinued.

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red bloches like rash under left arm side ,back side moving to groin area like moving to hot spots fatigue , burnt plastic smell /things just smell...

doctor1 MD

Hi there, thanks for asking. It is a common problem, so I felt I can talk about it for you. The name of the situation is tinea versicolor. It is...

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Fungus infection of penis.
are there any injections?
Instead of conventional clotrimazole?

doctor1 MD

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Oral tablets are much better than injection

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Thank you for choosing XXXXXXX Antifungal injections are not...

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