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FDA Medwatch Alert: Nizoral (ketoconazole) Oral Tablets: Drug Safety Communication - Prescribing for Unapproved Uses including Skin and Nail Infections Continues; Linked to Patient Death

Posted 23 May 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is warning health care professionals to avoid prescribing the antifungal medicine ketoconazole oral tablets to treat skin and nail fungal infections. Use of this medication carries the risk of serious liver damage, adrenal gland problems, and harmful interactions with other medicines that outweigh its benefit in treating these conditions, which are not approved uses of the drug. FDA approved label changes for oral ketoconazole tablets in 2013 to reflect these serious risks and to remove the indications for treatment of skin and nail fungal infections. However, an FDA safety review found that oral ketoconazole continues to be prescribed for these types of conditions. Since the 2013 labeling change, one patient death has been reported to the FDA due to liver failure associated with oral ketoconazole prescribed to treat a fungal infection of the nails.  See the full Drug Safety ... Read more

Related support groups: Tinea Corporis, Ketoconazole, Onychomycosis - Toenail, Tinea Cruris, Diaper Rash, Nizoral, Cutaneous Candidiasis, Tinea Barbae, Tinea Versicolor, Onychomycosis - Fingernail, Tinea Pedis, Tinea Capitis, Onychomycosis, Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis, Dermatophytosis, See also Cutaneous Fungal Infections, Cutaneous Sporotrichosis, Chromomycosis, Eumycetoma, Cutaneous Fungal Infection

Health Tip: Easing Baby's Cradle Cap

Posted 27 May 2014 by Drugs.com

-- Cradle cap is a common condition in babies, causing flaking on the scalp. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these remedies to treat cradle cap: Wash hair frequently with a gentle shampoo or cleanser, and gently brush with a soft-bristled brush. Use a dandruff shampoo if your pediatrician recommends it. Don't put baby oil on baby's scalp, as it can cause build up. Rub petroleum jelly into baby's scalp to help moisturize and loosen scales. Use a hydrocortisone cream or lotion if approved by your pediatrician. Read more

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