NIZORAL ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO

Active substance: KETOCONAZOLE

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Anti-Dandruff
Shampoo
ketoconazole

This product is used to treat and prevent dandruff.
The shampoo is for use by adults and adolescents
over 12 years.
■ Do not use this product:
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the list of ingredients see section 6 ▶
■ Follow the usage instructions carefully. These are
shown in the dosage table. See section 3 ▶



Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use this
product. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.

1 What the product is for
Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is used to treat and
prevent dandruff. The shampoo contains ketoconazole,
which is an antifungal that targets an increased number
of yeasts on the skin called Malassezia. These yeasts
occur naturally on everyone’s skin, however, people with
dandruff seem to have more Malassezia. The shampoo
also treats the inflammation associated with dandruff,
relieving scalp redness and itching.
This product is for use in adults and adolescents over
12 years.

2 Before using this product

3 How to use this product

This product is suitable for most people, but a few
people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.

Check the table below to see how much product
to use.

Do not use this product…
If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients.
If this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or
pharmacist without using Nizoral Anti-Dandruff
Shampoo.


If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
■ You

can use Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo if
you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant
or are breast-feeding.

■ For

external use only.
not use more often than directed in the table. If you
need to use a shampoo to wash your hair more often,
use your usual shampoo. If your hair is very thick, you can
wash with your usual shampoo and then use Nizoral AntiDandruff Shampoo.

■ Do

Adults and adolescents over 12 years.
Age

How to apply

Adults and
adolescents over
12 years.



Special warnings about this product
■ As

with most shampoos, if any gets into your eyes
bathe them gently with water.
■ If you have been regularly using a lotion
or cream, which contains a steroid (such as
betamethasone or hydrocortisone) to control your
dandruff, gradually use it less over 2 – 3 weeks as
you start to use Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.
This will stop your condition flaring up while
Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo starts to work.
If you have any questions about stopping your
steroid lotion or cream, speak to your doctor or
pharmacist.

Wet hair thoroughly.
Apply a small amount of Nizoral
Anti-Dandruff Shampoo to your
scalp and massage into a lather.
■ Leave the lather on your scalp for
3 – 5 minutes.
■ Rinse thoroughly.


Use every 3 or 4 days for 2 – 4 weeks.
If your scalp has not cleared within 4 weeks, speak to
your doctor or pharmacist.
■ To keep your scalp clear and to prevent dandruff returning,
use Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo once every 1 – 2 weeks.
If you stop using Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
altogether, your symptoms may become a problem again.
■ Not for children aged under 12.



If anyone accidentally swallows this product
If anyone accidentally swallows Nizoral Anti-Dandruff
Shampoo, contact a doctor or your nearest Accident
& Emergency department (Casualty) taking this leaflet
and pack with you.

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If you forget an application
If you forget to use Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
use as per the directions next time you wash your
hair.

4 Possible side-effects
Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo can have side-effects
like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone
and are usually mild.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the
medicine and talk to your doctor:
■ Severe allergic reactions including swelling of the
face, lips, tongue or throat
Uncommon side-effects (less than 1 in 100 people)
which may occur include:
■ Application site reactions including itching, irritation,
blistering, red, dry or tender skin or a skin burning
sensation
■ Inflamed hair follicles, hair loss or changes in hair
texture
■ Increased tear production
■ Skin rash and dry skin
Rare side-effects (less than 1 in 1000 people) which
may occur include:
■ A change in the way some things taste
■ Eye irritation
■ Acne
■ Skin inflammation (dermatitis)
■ Flaking skin
■ Application site reactions including blistering and
over-sensitivity (allergic) reactions
■ General allergic reaction (over sensitivity)

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Other side effects which occur but it is unknown how
often:
■ Hair discolouration and hives, which is known as
nettle rash or urticaria

What the product looks like

If you experience any side-effect not included in this
leaflet or are unsure of anything, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist. Also you can help to make sure
medicines remain as safe as possible by reporting
any unwanted side-effects via the internet at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard; alternatively you can
call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available between
10am – 2pm Monday to Friday) or fill in the paper
form available from your local pharmacy.

Product Licence holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire,
SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer:
Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30,
B-2340 Beerse, Belgium.
This leaflet was revised April 2013.
Nizoral is a registered trade mark.

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is a pink liquid
shampoo. It is available in bottles of 60 ml.

5 Storing this product
Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25ºC.
Do not use this product after the expiry date shown on
the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.

6 Further information
What’s in this product?
The active ingredient in 1 g of Nizoral Anti-Dandruff
Shampoo is 20 mg ketoconazole.
Other ingredients are: Sodium lauryl ether sulphate,
disodium monolauryl ether sulphosuccinate, coconut
fatty acid diethanolamide, laurdimonium hydrolysed
animal collagen, macrogol 120 methyl glucose dioleate,
sodium chloride, concentrated hydrochloric acid,
imidurea, sodium hydroxide, erythrosine sodium (E127),
purified water.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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