Ketoconazole is a medication that is commonly used for the treatment of infection of the skin. Infections like jock itch, athlete’s foot, ring worm and dandruff can be treated using this medicine. This is an anti-fungal medication that can work well for fungus infections including pityriasis. It also causes excessive growth of hair and so many shampoos contain one or two percent of Ketoconazole in them.
One of the most popular Ketoconazole shampoo is Nizoral which is available as 1% solution over the counter. Along with fighting dandruff and other adverse scalp conditions, Nizoral hairloss treatment works as well. It cleans the scalp, kills all the fungus and blocks androgen receptions. This thus helps in reducing scalp infection, preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth.
Pros and cons of Nizoral
- As a part of Nizoral hairloss treatment, both men and women can get benefit from it. People suffering from androgenetic alopecia, infection and dandruff can use this shampoo.
- It is very easy to use and one can follow the direction given by the doctor to get results.
- It is available as shampoo but you can also find it in form of cream and pill. However the medicine works for hair loss when used as shampoo only. The other two forms are for fungal infections.
- It causes few minor side effects of using ketoconazole.
Although the side effects of the medicine can be minor, the people may experience skin irritation and rashes and some cases blistering of skin. The reason behind it is they have to wait for five minutes to let the skin absorb the solution. It has been proved that Nizoral is effective for dandruff and low level of seborrheic dermatitis. But there has been no prominent study on Ketoconazole for being effective for hair loss. The cost of the product is also high which is a big turn-off.