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NIZORAL 200 MG TABLETS
Nizoral® 200 mg tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours
If you get side effects and they become serious or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
The name of your medicine is Nizoral 200 mg tablets. They are called
‘Nizoral tablets’ in this leaflet.
Do not take Nizoral tablets and tell your doctor if you are taking any
of the following medicines:
Terfenadine, astemizole or mizolastine for hay fever or allergy
halofantrine, a medicine used to treat malaria
levacetylmethadol (levomethadyl), a medicine for severe pain or to
Lovastatin or simvastatin to lower cholesterol
Quinidine, disopyramide or dofetilide for an irregular heart beat
Midazolam (by mouth) or triazolam for anxiety or to help you sleep
Cisapride for digestive problems
Pimozide or sertindole for conditions affecting thoughts, feelings and
Nisoldipine and bepridil for angina (crushing chest pain) and high
Eplerenone for heart failure
Ergometrine (ergonovine) or methylergometrine (methylergonovine)
Ergotamine for migraine
Irinotecan, an anti-cancer drug
Everolimus, usually given after an organ transplant and sirolimus
(also known as rapamycin)
Nizoral tablets contain a medicine called ketoconazole. This belongs to a
group of medicines called ‘antifungals’.
Do not start taking Nizoral tablets and tell your doctor if you are taking
any of the above.
Nizoral tablets are used to treat a range of conditions which can't be
treated with other antifungal medicines, including some fungal infections
affecting the skin, mouth and throat.
You must talk to your doctor before taking Nizoral tablets if you
Domperidone, a medicine used to avoid feeling sick
Nizoral tablets work by killing the fungus that causes the infection.
Your doctor may need to alter the dose of Nizoral tablets or certain
other medicines if you take them together
Tell your doctor if you are taking:
Medicines to thin the blood such as warfarin
Medicines that are usually given after an organ transplant called
ciclosporin, busulphan and tacrolimus
Medicines for inflammation (given by mouth, injection or inhaled) called
methylprednisolone, budesonide, fluticasone or dexamethasone
Medicines that act on the heart and blood vessels called digoxin, or
‘calcium-channel blockers’ such as dihydropyridines or verapamil
Medicines for pain called alfentanil or fentanyl
Medicines used in the treatment of cancer such as docetaxel and a
group of medicines known as ‘vinca alkaloids’
Medicines for HIV infection such as:
Indinavir and saquinivir (antiviral protease inhibitors)
Nevirapine (a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor)
Ritonavir. Your doctor may have to lower your dose of Nizoral
tablets if you are taking this medicine
Medicines for anxiety or to help you sleep (tranquillisers) such as
buspirone, alprazolam or brotizolam
Medicines used in the treatment of cancer including erlotinib and
Midazolam to help you relax or sleep when given into a vein
Sildenafil for impotence (erectile dysfunction)
A medicine called trimetrexate used for a certain type of pneumonia
Ebastine for allergy
Medicines for epilepsy called phenytoin or carbamazepine
Rifampicin for serious bacterial infections
Medicines for tuberculosis called isoniazid or rifabutin
Atorvastatin to lower cholesterol
Reboxetine for depression
Cilostazol to help circulation
Repaglinide for diabetes
Eletriptan for migraine headaches
Quetiapine, used to treat conditions affecting thoughts, feelings or
Medicines called tolterodine and solifenacin used to help control the
need to urinate too often
In this leaflet:
1) What Nizoral tablets are and what they are used for
2) Before you take Nizoral tablets
3) How to take Nizoral tablets
4) Possible side effects
5) How to store Nizoral tablets
6) Further information
1) WHAT NIZORAL TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED
2) BEFORE YOU TAKE NIZORAL TABLETS
Do not take Nizoral tablets:
If you are allergic to anything in Nizoral tablets (listed in section 6
If you are allergic to ‘antifungal’ medicines called ‘imidazoles’
If you have ever had liver problems.
You must inform your doctor of any previous liver disease
In children weighing less than 15 kg
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you or your child. If
you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nizoral
Liver problems can sometimes happen, even with a short course of
If after taking this medicine you:
Have long-lasting severe headache or blurred vision
Have a severe lack of appetite
Lose a large amount of weight (anorexia)
Feel sick (nausea) or are sick (vomiting)
Feel unusually tired or feverish
Get stomach pain
Have muscle weakness
Get yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
Pass unusually dark urine or pale stools
Stop taking Nizoral tablets and tell your doctor straight away.
Before you are given Nizoral tablets your doctor will check your liver by
testing your blood. Your doctor will then re-test your blood at weeks 2
and 4 of your treatment. If your treatment continues longer than this, your
doctor will continue to re-test your blood every 4 weeks.
Adrenal gland problems
The adrenal glands are involved in the response to stress. Tell your
You have Addison’s disease (adrenal glands not working properly)
You are under periods of stress, such as facing major surgery
Talk to your doctor before taking Nizoral tablets if you are taking any of
Taking Nizoral tablets with food
Always take Nizoral tablets with food as this helps your body to use the
Your doctor may need to check how your adrenal glands are working.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without
a prescription or herbal medicines.
Nizoral tablets and alcohol
Drinking alcohol with Nizoral tablets may cause a headache, a rash or
make you feel sick
You are advised not to drink alcohol whilst taking this medicine
Talk to your doctor if you are an alcoholic or have been treated for
alcoholism. Your doctor will decide if you can have Nizoral tablets.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking Nizoral tablets if you are pregnant, think
you may be pregnant or might become pregnant.
You may still be able to take Nizoral tablets if your doctor thinks you need
Do not take this medicine if you are breast-feeding. This is because small
amounts may pass into the mother’s milk.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Nizoral tablets are not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any
tools or machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Nizoral
Nizoral tablets contain lactose. If your doctor has told you that you are
intolerant of some sugars, contact them before taking this medicine.
3) HOW TO TAKE NIZORAL TABLETS
Always take Nizoral tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking Nizoral tablets
Always take Nizoral tablets with food as this helps your body to use the
Swallow the tablets whole with some liquid
There must be enough acid in your stomach to make sure that your
body can use the medicine. Medicines for indigestion, stomach ulcers
or heartburn can affect the stomach producing acid. For this reason
you should wait two hours after taking Nizoral tablets before taking any
of these other medicines
How much to take
The dose of Nizoral tablets is based on:
Where the infection is
What type of fungus is causing it
Your, or your child’s, body weight in kilograms
Your doctor will tell you how many Nizoral tablets to take and for how
Adults and children weighing more than 30 kilograms
The usual dose is one tablet taken once each day
Your doctor may increase the dose and tell you to take two tablets
Children weighing between 15 and 30 kilograms
One-half tablet taken once each day with a meal
If you take more Nizoral tablets than you should
If you take more Nizoral tablets than you were told to, talk to your doctor
or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away.
If you forget to take Nizoral tablets
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then
keep taking the medicine as your doctor has told you
Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose
When to stop taking Nizoral tablets
Keep taking Nizoral tablets for as long as your doctor has told you.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice or suspect any of the
following side effects:
Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
Stomach pain, feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)
Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
Skin rash or reddening
The following side effects have been reported, however the precise
frequency cannot be identified and therefore how often they occur is
classed as unknown:
lower number of blood platelets that can cause abnormal bleeding
Insufficiency of the adrenal gland (a small gland close to the kidney)
Increased pressure in the brain (in infants, the fontanelle may bulge)
Tingling sensation in the hands or feet
Increased sensitivity to strong sunlight
Menstrual disorders may be experienced in women, and in men a
short-term decrease in testosterone levels can also be experienced
and, at higher doses, lower sperm count
Men may get swelling of the breasts.
If you get any of these side effects, or other side effects not listed in this
leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist straight away.
5) HOW TO STORE NIZORAL TABLETS
Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package to protect from
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
If your doctor stops your treatment, take any leftover tablets back to
If your tablets become discoloured or show any sign of deterioration,
return them to your pharmacist.
Do not take your tablets after the expiry date on the container. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no
longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6) FURTHER INFORMATION
What Nizoral tablets contain:
The active substance in Nizoral tablets is ketoconazole. Each Nizoral
tablet contains 200 mg of ketoconazole.
The other ingredients are colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium
stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, lactose monohydrate,
What Nizoral tablets look like and contents of the pack:
Nizoral tablets are white, circular, flat bevelled-edge, half scored tablet
marked 'JANSSEN' on one side and 'K’ over ‘200' on the other side.
Nizoral 200 mg tablets are available as blister packs of 10 and 30 tablets.
Nizoral 200 mg tablets are manufactured by
Janssen-Cilag S.p.A., Latina, Italy
4) POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Nizoral tablets can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor straight away if you notice or suspect any of the
following. You may need urgent medical treatment.
Sudden swelling of the face or throat. Hives (also known as nettle rash
or urticaria), severe irritation, reddening or blistering of your skin.
These may be signs of a severe allergic reaction
Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes (jaundice), unusually dark
urine, pale stools, abnormal tiredness or fever. These may be signs of
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MPT Pharma Ltd, Westgate Business Park, Unit 5-7 Tintagel Way,
Aldridge, Walsall WS9 8ER
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Leaflet dated: 12th March 2013
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