ketoconazole 2% shampoo is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of infections in which the yeast Malassezia (previously called Pityrosporum) is involved, such as pityriasis versicolor (localized), seborrhoeic dermatitis and pityriasis capitis (dandruff).
Dosage & Administration
The affected areas of the skin or the scalp should be washed with ketoconazole 2% shampoo, which should be left on the skin/scalp for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing.
- Pityriasis versicolor: Once daily for 5 days.
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis and pityriasis capitis: Twice weekly for 2 to 4 weeks.
- Pityriasis versicolor: Once daily for 3 days during a single treatment course before the summer.
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis and pityriasis capitis: Once every 1 or 2 weeks