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Medications Lexicon

NIZORAL TOPICAL, 2%, SHAMPOO

Common uses

This medication contains a topical antifungal drug. Typically, it is used for dandruff. It requires several days to take effect.

How to use this medication

This medication is a shampoo. To use it :

  • apply the shampoo to wet hair;
  • massage vigorously, and lather with a small amount of water
  • leave on the hair for about 5 minutes
  • rinse the hair thoroughly.
When using this product, you may wash your hair with a regular shampoo between applications (if desired).

Do not let this product come in contact with your eyes.

This medication is typically used only once a week. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Generally, it is used only as needed.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

Possible side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • when used, it may cause a temporary burning sensation;
  • it may cause local irritation.
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage information

This product does not require any specific storage precaution. Make sure that it is not confused with other non-medicated shampoos.

General information

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.

This document contains useful information for those taking this medication. It is not intended, in any way, to replace the advice of a trained health professional. For more information, consult the manufacturer's literature, where you will find additional information about uncommon side effects as well as contraindications associated with this product.

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