Nizoral is a medication prescribed for people with systemic fungal infections such as blastomycosis (Blastomycetic dermatitis), coccidiomycosis (Valley fever), histoplasmosis and candida infections in the mouth or skin (thrush).
Take Nizoral once a day, with or without food. Your doctor may give you a dosage specific to your condition.
Be careful when getting treated with Nizoral if you have an underlying liver dysfunction. The medication itself can cause liver dysfunction, which can be recognized through symptoms suchn as anorexia, dark urine, jaundice, nausea, pale stools, vomiting and unusual fatigue.
If you miss a dose, make sure that you take it as soon as you can remember. However, if you remember it when the next schedule dose is already or nearly due then skip the missed dose and proceed with the next and go on as usual thereafter. Do not double dose on Nizoral.
Nizoral can cause side effects, some of them more serious than others as they can signify a liver dysfunction. Side effects that you may expect include anorexia (loss of appetite), chills, dark urine, itching, pale stools, skin rash and sore throat. Call your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worsen or seem unusual.
Store Nizoral at room temperature, away from heat and moisture exposure. Make sure that you discard expired medication and keep Nizoral, along with other medication away from the reach of children.
If you overdose on Nizoral, you may experience symptoms such as diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea and vomiting. Immediately seek emergency medical care if you suspect that you or someone else has overdosed on medication.
If your fungal infection does not get better even with Nizoral treatment, consult your doctor. You may need to change your medication or may need other forms of treatment.