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Overview

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.
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.
Chromomycosis
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.
Paracoccidioidomycosis
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.
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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
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
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.
What are you using Dandruff Plus Lotion for?
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
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

Popular Questions & Answers

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

BHMS
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.

My hair Has very and to much dandruff. Tell me solution. I have to much dandruff.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My hair Has very and to much dandruff. Tell me solution. I have to much dandruff.
You will need to take proper homoeopathic treatment for permanent solution... Till then take Kali Sulph 6X TDs. Use cochleria Q and Badiaga Q..

I have some dandruff issue with my eye. There is dandruff on my eye. What should I do?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
This is seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp which also comes over eyebrows. Eyelashes. Use a topical lotion like of halabetasol to be applied at night along with a good anti dandruff shampoo.
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I have dandruff more I tried shampoo but not even reduce dandruff. So can you please suggest me how to reduce dandruff.

BHMS
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.
1 person 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.

Popular Health Tips

Dandruff

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

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.
3 people found this helpful

Dandruff

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

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

Causes of Dandruff

MBBS, DDV
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

Know More About Dandruff!

MBBS, DDV
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Know More About Dandruff!

Dandruff is a condition marked by flakes of dry skin on the scalp. The flakes can often fall from your hair and land on your shoulders. Dandruff usually results from a dry scalp. If this is the cause, the flakes are typically small and you may have dry skin on other parts of your body.Washing your hair with a harsh shampoo or using a lot of chemicals on your hair can sometimes irritate your scalp and lead to flakes.A fairly common condition called seborrheic dermatitis is the cause of many dandruff cases. It’s characterized by patches of red and oily skin that leave yellowish flakes on the scalp. These flakes are often larger than dandruff flakes that occur from dry skin. Seborrheic dermatitis can also cause flaky, irritated patches elsewhere on your body, which may lead you to think you have psoriasis..Dandruff is a condition marked by flakes of dry skin on the scalp. The flakes can often fall from your hair and land on your shoulders. Dandruff usually results from a dry scalp. If this is the cause, the flakes are typically small and you may have dry skin on other parts of your body.Washing your hair with a harsh shampoo or using a lot of chemicals on your hair can sometimes irritate your scalp and lead to flakes.A fairly common condition called seborrheic dermatitis is the cause of many dandruff cases. It’s characterized by patches of red and oily skin that leave yellowish flakes on the scalp. These flakes are often larger than dandruff flakes that occur from dry skin. Seborrheic dermatitis can also cause flaky, irritated patches elsewhere on your body, which may lead you to think you have psoriasis.

7 people found this helpful

Know More About Dandruff!

MBBS, DDV
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Know More About Dandruff!

Flakes and an itchy, scaly scalp are the main symptoms of dandruff. White, oily flakes typically accumulate in your hair and on your shoulders and often get worse during the fall and winter months air, when the is dry.

Here are a few common culprits:

  • irritated and oily skin, a condition also known as seborrheic dermatitis (a more severe form of dandruff)
  • not shampooing enough, which causes skin cells to accumulate and create flakes and itching
  • yeast called malassezia, which aggravate your scalp and cause excess skin cell growth
  • different personal care products may cause contact dermatitis, which makes your scalp red and itchy

Men develop dandruff more frequently than women. People who tend to have oilier hair or live with certain illnesses (such as Parkinson’s disease or HIV) are also at higher risk. You may have started to notice symptoms around puberty, but dandruff can develop at any age.

1 person found this helpful

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