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Dandruff Plus Lotion

Manufacturer: Psychotropics India Ltd
Medicine composition: Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrithione
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Dandruff Plus Lotion helps in the treatment of fungal and yeast infections of the body. It belongs to the drug group known as azole antifungals. The medication prevents the growth of various types of fungi by disrupting the production of the membranes that surrounds the fungal cells. It is available in the form of a tablet that can be taken orally.

The dosage and duration of taking Dandruff Plus Lotion is decided by your doctor depending on your age, weight, your medical history and current condition. It is usually taken once in a single day, with or without food. However, it is better to take it with food as that will reduce the chances of a stomach upset. In case you are taking an antacid, remember that Dandruff Plus Lotion needs to be taken 2 hours before or an hour after the antacid; else there are chances that your body may not absorb the drug.

There are some mild side effects that you may suffer from for taking Dandruff Plus Lotion. They include nausea, headache, diarrhea, stomach pain and dizziness. Some rare side effects may include hair loss, depression, tingling sensations and serious allergic reactions.

A serious side effect of Dandruff Plus Lotion can be hepatotoxicity, which implies liver damage caused due to chemicals. The symptoms include weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, tiredness, discoloured urine and stool, fever, rash or yellowing of the skin. In such a situation, immediate medical attention is recommended.

There are certain aspects that need to be considered before or after taking Dandruff Plus Lotion:

  • Ensure never to take the drug again if you have had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again can lead to a life threatening situation.
  • Avoid alcohol when you are prescribed to this medication
  • Your doctor must be informed if you are pregnant or planning to be before prescribing you the drug
  • Dandruff Plus Lotion can pass into a baby by breastfeeding. Your doctor must be informed and then it will be decided whether you need to stop breastfeeding or stop taking the medication.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Dandruff Plus Lotion is used to in the treatment of blastomycosis which is a fungal infection that can affect skin, bones and joints caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis.
Dandruff Plus Lotion is used to in the treatment of Chromomycosis which is a fungal infection that can affect the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Phialophora verrucosa.
Dandruff Plus Lotion is used to in the treatment of Coccidioidomycosis which is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
Dandruff Plus Lotion is used to in the treatment of Histoplasmosis which is a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
Dandruff Plus Lotion is used to in the treatment of Paracoccidioidomycosis which is a fungal infection caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
Dandruff Plus Lotion is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
QT Interval prolonging drugs
Dandruff Plus Lotion is not recommended for co-administration with drugs that are known to cause specific changes in heart rhythm.
In addition to its intended effect, Dandruff Plus Lotion may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Blurred vision Major Rare
Chest pain Major Rare
Dizziness Major Rare
Fast heartbeat Major Rare
Headache Major Rare
Increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight Major Rare
Pale skin Major Rare
Yellow colored eyes or skin Major Rare
Joint pain Major Rare
Skin rash Major Rare
Diarrhea Minor Rare
Hair loss or thinning of the hair Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 8 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine is observed in 1 to 2 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Do not breastfeed for at least 5 hours after the dose to reduce the risk of exposure.
Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.
United States
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Liver Disease Major
Dandruff Plus Lotion should be administered with caution if you are suffering from impaired liver functioning. Suitable dosage adjustments and safety monitoring become necessary in such cases.
QT Prolongation Moderate
Dandruff Plus Lotion should be very carefully administered if you have any pre-existing heart conditions. Suitable dosage adjustments and safety monitoring is recommended in such cases.
Kidney disease Moderate
Suitable adjustment is dosage is required based on the extent of kidney impairment. An adjustment in dosage is recommended. If the patient is on hemodialysis then the blood level of Dandruff Plus Lotion should be monitored after each session and then the adjusted dose should be administered.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Minor
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended if you are taking this medicine. It may increase the risk of dizziness and fainting. Avoid performing activities that need mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a vehicle.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Alprazolam Major
Report the usage of either of the drugs to the doctor so that suitable dosage adjustments can be suggested. Monitoring of blood levels might be required in some cases. Symptoms like drowsiness and difficulty in breathing should be reported immediately to the doctor.
Cisapride Major
Use of Dandruff Plus Lotion while you are taking Cisapride is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of Cisapride so that suitable replacement for Dandruff Plus Lotion could be prescribed.
Clopidogrel Major
Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines. Dosage adjustments for Clopidogrel might be required in such cases.
Erythromycin Major
Usage of Dandruff Plus Lotion along with Erythromycin is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines. Your doctor might prescribe alternative medicines where the risks of side effects are minimal. Immediate medical attention might be required if you feel dizzy, have shortness of breath and feel discomfort in the chest.
Warfarin Moderate
Usage of Dandruff Plus Lotion along with Warfarin is recommended only after dosage adjustment. Safety monitoring is a must in such cases. Signs and symptoms like headache, presence of blood in vomit and urine, weakness, unusual bleeding should be reported immediately.
Atorvastatin Major
Use of Dandruff Plus Lotion with Atorvastatin is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. Symptoms like muscle pain and weakness coupled with fever, joint pain and chills should be reported immediately.
Dandruff Plus Lotion is an antifungal. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol which is a important component of fungi cell membrane by inhibiting cytochrome P-450 dependent enzyme lanosterol 14α-demethylase responsible for the conversion of lanosterol to ergosterol, thus helps in inhibiting the growth of the organism.
What are you using Dandruff Plus Lotion for?
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
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Popular Questions & Answers

Concerning hairfall and dandruff! Despite any product; dandruff is not going away.

Homeopath, Kolkata
Coconut oil helps eliminate dandruff due to its antifungal properties. It also moisturizes dry scalp and provides relief from itching. Take some coconut oil and mix half the amount of lemon juice in it. Rub it on your scalp and massage for a few minutes. Wash your hair after at least 20 minutes. Follow this remedy two to three times a week.

I have dandruff more I tried shampoo but not even reduce dandruff. So can you please suggest me how to reduce dandruff.

Homeopath, Murshidabad
I have dandruff more I tried shampoo but not even reduce dandruff. So can you please suggest me how to reduce dandruff.
Dear lybrate user, you need the following medications:- 1) take 5 drops of thuja 1000, once in a week. 2) take 5 drops of homoeopathic acid flour 200 every morning before brushing your teeth. 3) take 4 tablets from biochemic kali sulph 6x tablets, thrice daily. Just chew the tablets as those tablets are sweet in taste. 4) take homoeopathic mother tincture jaborandi q, 30 drops, twice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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I can not stop my dandruff their is so much of dandruff what should I do for my prevention of dandruff.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, take homoeo-medicine** @ mezerium 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ echinacea q-10 drops with olive oil, apply on scalp, thrice a day. * take plenty of water, *take, digestible diet, avoiding junk food. * go for meditation for 30 mnts take care.
3 people found this helpful

Suffering from dandruff and I like to know some treatment for dandruff. And which shampoo will be good for dandruff.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Suffering from dandruff and I like to know some treatment for dandruff. And which shampoo will be good for dandruff.
Home Remedies For Dandruff Cure: 1. Coconut Oil & Lemon Massage Coconut oil nourishes your hair, while lemon juice helps to treat dandruff at home without using harmful chemicals. Given below is the easiest dandruff home remedy: Step 1: Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix it with equal amounts of lemon juice. Step 2: Massage your scalp gently with the mixture. Step 3: Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing if off without shampoo. 2. Fenugreek Pack as a Dandruff Remedy This home remedy for dandruff uses fenugreek seeds. Follow the instructions below to use fenugreek pack to cure dandruff: Step 1: Soak some fenugreek or methi seeds in water overnight. Step 2: Drain the leftover water and mash the softened seeds into a paste. Step 3: Let the paste sit for about an hour. Step 4: Rinse it off without shampoo. 3. Curd Treating dandruff at home with curd is a little messy but very effective. Method for using curd as a home remedy for dandruff is given below: Step 1: Apply some curd to your hair and scalp. Step 2: Let it sit tight for about an hour. Step 3: Rinse it off without shampoo 4. Baking Soda is a great home remedy for dandruff Dandruff treatment can be carried out at home with baking soda as well. The remedy to use baking soda for dandruff treatment is given below: Step 1: Wet your hair slightly. Step 2: Keeping your hair wet, rub a spoonful of baking soda on your scalp. Step 3: Leave it on for 60-90 seconds prior to washing it off. 5. Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is another way to cure dandruff at home. Follow the instructions given below to treat dandruff at home easily: Step 1: Pour a few drops of tea tree oil on your scalp and spread it evenly. Step 2: Let it soak for 5 minutes. Step 3: Wash it off without shampoo.

How to decrease dandruff. I am struggling with dandruff. I had used so many shampoos.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
How to decrease dandruff. I am struggling with dandruff. I had used so many shampoos.
For hair problems complaints Homoeopathy is best solution. As your age is less we can treat you very effectively. Homoeopathy is very best 4 you bcoz it wil give you holistic solution 1.Include foods in your diet, which are replete in vitamins like Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Also incorporate proteins; eating the right foods can help you get the hair you always wanted. 2.Indulging yourself in regular exercises is also crucial in order to maintain good and healthy hair. 3.Using vitamin E capsules and hair revitalizers occasionally can enhance your hair growth. 4.Avoid using hair dryers as they may damage your hair if used from a close proximity. Phos 12c 3tims day for 10 days Sulph6 c liquid 4tims day Lyco 3c 4tims day for 10 days.

Popular Health Tips


Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad

Massage your hair with pure coconut oil mixed with fresh lemon juice everyday for 10 to 15 days, this ayurveda beauty tip helps in curing dandruff problems.

4 people found this helpful


MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp.

1. Mild cases of dandruff may need nothing more than daily shampooing with a gentle cleanser.

2. More stubborn cases of dandruff often respond to medicated shampoos.

How to manage it

1. If you tend to have an oily scalp, daily shampooing may help prevent dandruff.

2. Hair sprays, styling gels, mousses and hair waxes can all build up on your hair and scalp, making them oilier.

3. A diet that provides enough zinc, b vitamins and certain types of fats may help prevent dandruff.
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Causes of Dandruff

Dermatologist, Mumbai
Causes of Dandruff

The following are factors that may contribute to dandruff:

1) Not enough hair brushing

People who do not comb or brush their hair regularly have a slightly higher risk of having dandruff - this is because they are not aiding the shedding of skin that combing or brushing provides.

2) Yeast

 People who are sensitive to yeast have a slightly higher risk of having dandruff, so it is logical to assume that yeast may play a part.

3) Dry skin

People with dry skin tend to get dandruff more often. Winter cold air, combined with overheated rooms is a common cause of itchy, flaking skin. People with dandruff caused by dry skin tend to have small flakes of dandruff; the flakes are not oily.

4) Seborrheic dermatitis (irritated, oily skin)

People with seborrheic dermatitis are very prone to dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis affects many areas of the skin, including the backs of the ears, the breastbone, eyebrows, and the sides of the nose, not just the scalp. The patient will have red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales.

5) Not enough shampooing

It is said that if you don't shampoo enough there can be a buildup of oil and dead skin cells, causing dandruff.

6) Reaction to hair or skin care products

Some people react to some hair care products with a red, itchy, scaling scalp. Many experts say that shampooing too often may cause dandruff as it can irritate the scalp.

7) Mental stress

Experts believe there may be a link between stress and other skin problems.

10 people found this helpful

4 Causes Of Dandruff

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
4 Causes Of Dandruff

Dandruff isn't just a social embarrassment, but may also give you certain pointers about your general hair health as well. Let's look at some facts regarding dandruff and how it may affect the health of your hair.
Causes of dandruff

The cause for dandruff is usually stated to be a dry scalp, which is not entirely true. Dandruff could be caused by a host of reasons and rather than being a problem, it could be a symptom of other problems with hair health. Let's look at some of the causes:

1. Yeast problems on your scalp: If you suffer from extreme dandruff problems during the winter months, it is likely that it is due to the buildup of yeast on your head. Yeast may build up during the winter months and it usually gets resolved when temperatures rise during the summer months.

2. Not maintaining your hair regularly: This may come as a surprising element as brushing helps in removing dandruff from your scalp. If you have short hair and don't brush your hair regularly, chances of getting dandruff increase more so. Shampooing also has a similar effect and thus if you don't keep your hair clean, it might end up causing more dandruff.

3. Conditions such as Seborrheic dermatitis or other diseases: Dandruff may well be a manifestation of symptoms for other health problems within your body. For example, Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition which may cause your scalp to be irritated and oily and in turn, cause more dandruff. It could also mean you have a Malassezia problem. Malassezia is a fungus that naturally lives in our hair and feeds on the oil, but an overgrowth of these might result in dandruff as well.

4. Lifestyle issues such as diet and stress: If you follow a poor diet, mostly consisting of junk and fried foods, and also have a lot of stress, then it may lead to dandruff. In such cases, topical medications or treatments might not work. You will need to correct it by making changes in your lifestyle, one of them following a healthy diet

In all of these cases, it is not just a specific problem, but a symptom of a larger problem that needs to be resolved. Treating the underlying problems will ensure that dandruff goes away too.

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Dandruff Remedies

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Dandruff Remedies

Home remedies for dandruff

Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis is a common scalp disorder. It can occur due to dry skin, irritated oily skin, the growth of bacteria and fungus on the scalp, inflammatory skin conditions, and other such factors. It causes itchiness along with the excessive formation of dry skin flakes on the scalp.

Natural home remedy using coconut oil and camphor:
1. Heat 4 tbsp of coconut oil.
2. Add 1 piece of camphor while it's heating.
3. Mix well
4. Massage on the scalp when lukewarm before bedtime.

5. Leave it overnight

Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds:
1. Take 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds.
2. Soak them in water overnight.
3. Sieve the mixture.
4. Collect the seeds.
5. Crush seeds to a fine paste.
6. Massage this paste on the scalp.
7. Wash it off with soap-nut water.

Natural home remedy using egg whites, lemon juice, and margosa leaves:
1. Crush 2 egg whites.
2. Mix 4 tbsp of lemon juice.
3. Mix well
4. Apply on the scalp.
5. Leave it for half an hour.
6. Crush a handful of margosa leaves.
7. Soak this paste in half l water.
8. Mix well
9. Wash hair with this water followed by plain water.

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