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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, Cutaneous Sporotrichosis, Dermatophytosis, See also Cutaneous Fungal Infections, Eumycetoma, Cutaneous Fungal Infection, Chromomycosis

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

Posted 10 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 – Wrestlers are much more likely to suffer skin infections than other U.S. high school athletes, new research shows. The study authors examined five years of data on skin infections among athletes in 22 high school sports. Nearly 74 percent of skin infections occurred among wrestlers, and just under 18 percent among football players, the investigators found. The actual rates of skin infections per 100,000 exposures (one athlete participating in one practice, competition or performance) were 28.5 among wrestlers and 2.3 among football players. Rates in most other sports were less than 1 per 100,000, and eight sports had none, according to the report. "Given the nature of the sport, it's not surprising that wrestlers suffer the most skin infections," study senior author Dr. Robert Dellavalle, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Colorado ... Read more

Related support groups: Infections, Bacterial Infection, Bacterial Skin Infection, Fungal Infections, Tinea Corporis, Skin and Structure Infection, Candida Infections, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Pedis, Fungal Infection Prophylaxis, Fungal Infection Prevention

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S. Approval Of Luzu Cream, 1%

Posted 17 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

LAVAL, Quebec, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, has received notice that the New Drug Application for Luzu (luliconazole) Cream, 1% has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Luzu Cream, 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of athlete's foot (interdigital tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris), and ringworm (tinea corporis), caused by the organisms Trichophyton rubrum and Epidermophyton floccosum, in patients 18 years of age and older. These are very common skin diseases caused predominantly by dermatophyte fungi. "We are pleased to receive FDA approval for Luzu earlier than expected," said J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer. "This is the first safe and effective product indicated for daily use ... Read more

Related support groups: Tinea Corporis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Pedis

Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

Posted 13 Feb 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 – In addition to the collegiality and competitive spirit that typifies team sports, one dermatologist cautions that players may be sharing something far less desirable: contagious skin infections. "Outbreaks of ringworm, herpes and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have occurred at the high school, collegiate and professional level throughout the world," dermatologist Dr. Brian B. Adams, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. "These skin conditions are highly contagious and can spread through sports teams quite quickly, especially if they are not immediately diagnosed and contained. That is why athletes need to be aware of these risks and how to spot the warning signs of a skin infection," he noted. Adams is scheduled to discuss the role played by bacterial, viral and fungus-based infections in team ... Read more

Related support groups: Cold sores, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection, Tinea Corporis, Herpes Simplex Labialis

Resistant Ringworm Common in Urban Elementary Schools

Posted 19 Apr 2010 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 19 – Treatment-resistant ringworm is common among urban elementary school children, U.S. researchers report. They studied 10,514 children in kindergarten through Grade 5 at 44 schools across the bi-state Kansas City metropolitan area, and found that 6.6 percent of them were infected with the fungus (T. tonsurans) that causes ringworm, which can cause scaly, itchy scalps and hair loss. Infection rates varied by age and race. More than 18 percent of black children in kindergarten and the first grade were infected. That rate dropped to 7 percent by fifth grade. Infection rates were 1.6 percent for Hispanic children and 1.1 percent for white children. The reasons for the higher rate among black children aren't clear. The study is published in the April 19 online issue of Pediatrics. "The organism T. tonsurans has become the leading cause of scalp infection in the U.S., and we ... Read more

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