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Kz 2% Soap

Manufacturer: Hegde & Hegde
Medicine composition: Ketoconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 06, 2019

This 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 surround the fungal cells.

There are certain aspects that need to be considered before or after taking this medicine:

  • 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

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Skin Fungal Infections

  • Allergy

  • QT Interval prolonging drugs

The side effects of this medication are as follows:

  • Pale Skin

  • Yellow Colored Eyes Or Skin

  • Skin Rash

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this soap lasts for an average duration of 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this soap is observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This soap 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 soap 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 Kz 2% Soap , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Kz soap is an antifungal. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol which is an important component of the 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 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 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 this soap, while you are taking Cisapride, is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of Cisapride so that suitable replacement for Kz 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 this 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 this 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.

Ques: What is Kz 2% Soap?

Ans: This is a medication which has Ketoconazole as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the growth of fungi in the fungus cell membrane.

Ques: What are the uses of Kz 2% Soap?

Ans: This soap is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Chromomycosis and Paracoccidioidomycosis.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Kz 2% Soap?

Ans: These include Skin irritation and pale skin. If any of these symptoms occur often or on a daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Kz 2% Soap?

Ans: This soap should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: Should I use Kz 2% Soap empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: As this medication is for external use, the action of salts involved in this medication does not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal.

Ques: How long do I need to use Kz 2% Soap before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 week to 3 months, before noticing an improvement in the condition.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: The diet should be normal, there is nothing as such to avoid.
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