Nizoral / Ketoconazole

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Ketoconazole is the generic name for the anti-fungal medication Nizoral. The medication comes in pill, shampoo, or ointment form and is used to treat a variety of fungal infections, including yeast infections.

Ketoconazole can have serious adverse effects on the liver. Symptoms of liver problems include extreme fatigue, nausea and vomiting, dark urine, yellowing of the skin, and pale stools. Taking Ketoconazole while taking statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs), particularly the recently recalled Baycol, may cause rhabdomyolysis, a condition characterized by deterioration of the muscles that may lead to kidney failure and possible death. Patients taking Ketoconazole may also develop hepatitis. In addition, in rare cases Ketoconazole may cause anaphylaxis (shock).

See Also

  1. Anti-fungal Drugs: Overview
  2. Anaphylactic Shock: Overview
  3. Fatigue: Overview
  4. Hepatitis: Overview
  5. Jaundice
  6. Kidney Failure
  7. Liver Problems
  8. Myositis: Overview
  9. Nausea: Overview
  10. Rhabdomyolysis
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