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Ketoconazole topical Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with ketoconazole topical:


Ketoconazole topical (applies to ketoconazole topical) asthma

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

Ketoconazole cream 2% contains sodium sulfite that may cause allergic type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic patients than in nonasthmatic people, and caution should be exercised when used on these patients.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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