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Ketostar 2% Soap

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Ketoconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Ketostar 2% Soap 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 Ketostar 2% Soap 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 Ketostar 2% Soap 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 Ketostar 2% Soap. 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 Ketostar 2% Soap 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 Ketostar 2% Soap:

  • 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
  • Ketostar 2% Soap 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.

  • Blastomycosis

    Ketostar 2% Soap 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

    Ketostar 2% Soap 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.
  • Coccidioidomycosis

    Ketostar 2% Soap 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.
  • Histoplasmosis

    Ketostar 2% Soap 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

    Ketostar 2% Soap 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.
  • Allergy

    Ketostar 2% Soap is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
  • QT Interval prolonging drugs

    Ketostar 2% Soap is not recommended for co-administration with drugs that are known to cause specific changes in heart rhythm.
  • Blurred vision

  • Chest pain

  • Dizziness

  • Fast heartbeat

  • Headache

  • Increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight

  • Pale skin

  • Yellow colored eyes or skin

  • Joint pain

  • Skin rash

  • Diarrhea

  • Hair loss or thinning of the hair

  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ketostar 2% Soap , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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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Ketostar 2% Soap 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.

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

    Ketostar 2% Soap 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

    Ketostar 2% Soap 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

    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 Ketostar 2% Soap should be monitored after each session and then the adjusted dose should be administered.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Ethanol

    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

    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

    Use of Ketostar 2% Soap while you are taking Cisapride is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of Cisapride so that suitable replacement for Ketostar 2% Soap could be prescribed.

    Clopidogrel

    Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines. Dosage adjustments for Clopidogrel might be required in such cases.

    Erythromycin

    Usage of Ketostar 2% Soap 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

    Usage of Ketostar 2% Soap 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

    Use of Ketostar 2% Soap 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.
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