Buy Nizoral Cream from Canadian & International Pharmacies
Nizoral Cream (Ketoconazole)and/or alternatives
Nizoral 2% from $0.69 USD/gramNizoral 2%
Manufactured by: Janssen-Cilag Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Ketoconazole 2% from $0.63 USD/gramKetoconazole 2%
Generic Alternative to Nizoral Cream
Marketed as Ketoderm in Canada
Manufactured by: Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
General Information on Nizoral Cream
Nizoral Cream is used to treat fungal infections of the skin. Its generic name is ketoconazole, which is an anti-fungal antibiotic drug. Do not buy NizoralCream if you are allergic to ketoconazole.
Ketoconazole interferes with the cell membranes of fungi and yeasts, consequently killing them. It stops the fungi from producing a certain chemical that is very important for keep their cell membranes intact. By disrupting the production of this chemical, the cell membranes in fungi begin to rupture resulting in the contents of the cell to flow out, thus killing the fungi.
Nizoral Cream may be used to treat a number of different types of yeast infections, apart from fungal infections. These include athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch and thrush infections on the vagina and skin.
Side effects of Nizoral Cream
All medicines affect different people in different ways and may cause certain side effects. Nizoral Cream is also known to cause side effects, but it does not mean that all those using this cream will face them. The most common side effects are mild itching, irritation or a stinging sensation in the area where the cream was applied. However, you must seek medical help at once in case any of the following side effects occur:
- Severe allergic reactions
- reddening, blistering, peeling
- itching or burning of your skin
Before you buy Nizoral Cream, you must consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you consume more than 3 drinks of alcohol a day.
Dosage of Nizoral Cream
Nizoral Cream should be used twice a day to cover the infected area. On average, all the fungal and yeast infections take 2 weeks to be cured. Use Nizoral Cream only for the time span recommended by the physician. You may feel better before the prescribed period of medication ends, but you must continue applying Nizoral Cream nevertheless. This is because the infection might occur again if the treatment is not complete, and the fungus may also show resistance to the effects of this cream, making it more difficult to treat the infection.
Clean the infected area with soap and water before applying Nizoral Cream. Apply enough medicine to cover the area and rub gently. Do not cover unless advised by the physician. Wash your hands after applying the medicine.
If you miss one dose, use the medicine as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose then you continue your normal schedule without worrying about the missed dose. Do not take 2 doses at a time to make up for a missed dose.
Several drugs are known to interact with Nizoral Cream, especially other topical medications. You must inform your doctor about all other medications you are taking before you are prescribed this medicine.
Patients using Nizoral Cream should minimize their consumption of alcohol. Concurrent use of ketoconazole with ethanol may result in reactions such as sweating, flushing, nausea, headache etc.'
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.