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What is ketoconazole cream used for?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on June 15, 2022.

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Ketoconazole 2% cream (Nizoral Cream by Janssen, and others) is an antifungal medication used to treat various fungus and yeast infections. It is used for the topical (applied to the skin) treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm), tinea cruris (jock itch), tinea pedis (athletes foot), and in the treatment of tinea (pityriasis) versicolor ("sun fungus"); it is also used in the treatment of some skin yeast infections and in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

Ketoconazole 2% cream is the generic name, is in the class of azole antifungals, and is only available with a prescription from your doctor.

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