Nizoral may be given to treat several fungal infections within the body. It may be prescribed for topical infections such as athlete's foot, ringworm, candidiasis (yeast infection or thrush), and jock itch.
Nizoral comes in tablets to take in orally. It also comes in an over-the-counter shampoo version. Nizoral tablets should not be taken with antacids. Have Nizoral with a meal to avoid an upset stomach.
If you miss a dose of Nizoral and remember soon, then take it as soon as possible. This helps keep the optimum amount of medication in your body. But on the other hand, if it is nearly time for the next dose, then just skip the missed one and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
It is recommended that you store Nizoral at room temperature (15–25°C (59–77°F). Keep it out of the reach of children.
Treatment with Nizoral should be closely monitored by your doctor and you should always consult your doctor if the symptoms do not go away or increase with time.
Do NOT use Nizoral if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Nizoral
you have a fungal infection in the brain membranes (fungal meningitis)
you are taking an aldosterone blocker (eg, eplerenone), astemizole, cisapride, conivaptan, dofetilide, an ergot alkaloid (eg, ergotamine), erythromycin, midazolam, nevirapine, pimozide, a quinazoline (eg, alfuzosin), quinidine, rifabutin, rifampin, terfenadine, triazolam, or a 5-HT receptor agonist (eg, eletriptan)
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Nizoral . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you are allergic to other azole antifungals (eg, itraconazole)
if you have low stomach acid (eg, hypochlorhydria)
if you have a history of liver disease, regular alcohol use, alcohol abuse or dependence, or blood problems (eg, prophyria)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Nizoral . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Many prescription and nonprescription medicines (eg, used for infections, HIV, seizures, anxiety, sleep, heartburn, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart problems, high blood pressure, allergies, irregular heartbeat, pain, blood thinning, asthma, migraines, mood or mental problems, cancer, prostate problems, immune system suppression, erectile dysfunction, urinary problems, or contraception [birth control]), multivitamin products, and herbal or dietary supplements may interact with Nizoral , increasing the risk of serious side effects
Nevirapine, rifabutin, or rifampin because they may decrease Nizoral 's effectiveness
Astemizole, cisapride, dofetilide, erythromycin, pimozide,quinidine, or terfenadine because the risk of severe heart effects may be increased
Midazolam or triazolam because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by Nizoral , resulting in increased risk of sedation and breathing difficulties
Aldosterone blockers (eg, eplerenone), conivaptan, ergot alkaloids (eg, ergotamine), quinazolines (eg, alfuzosin) or 5-HT receptor agonists (eg, eletriptan) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Nizoral