Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question regarding using Nizoral®? Find your answer below in our FAQ section.

How do I use Nizoral® shampoo?

The affected areas of the skin or the scalp should be washed with Nizoral® shampoo, which should be left on the skin/scalp for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing. It should be used twice weekly for 4 weeks to treat dandruff and once every 1-2 weeks to maintain dandruff-free.

Can I use Nizoral® shampoo if I am pregant or nursing?

The topical application (on the scalp) of Nizoral® shampoo does not cause detectable levels of ketoconazole in the blood. However, as with any medicated product, pregnant or nursing women should note use Nizoral® shampoo unless recommended by their doctor.

Any precautions when taking other medications?

It is recommended to wait for about 2 weeks before treating your hair with Nizoral® shampoo.

Can Nizoral® shampoo be used on coloured hair?

Nizoral®  may cause discoloration of chemically coloured hair but this is very unusual and not typically associated with the use of Nizoral® shampoo.

Can I use other hair care products while using Nizoral® shampoo?

You don't have to stop using your favourite shampoo, conditioner, or any other hair care product. Simply include Nizoral® shampoo as part of your healthy hair regime.. You'll find Nizoral® is gentle enough to work on most color-treated, chemically processed and grey hair. And, unlike tar-based shampoos, Nizoral® has a fresh, clean scent that won't clash with your favourite perfume or fragrance.

Do I need to wash my hair with a conventional shampoo directly before or after the treatment with Nizoral® ?

No. It is sufficient to use Nizoral® Replace your shampoo with Nizoral® for your hairwash twice a week. If you
like to wash your hair more often, use your favoured shampoo. One shampooing process per hairwash with Nizoral is sufficient.

Does Nizoral® work also against my itchy scalp even if have no dandruff?

Nizoral® is a medicinal shampoo to treat dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis with flaking and itching. If dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis is not the cause of your symptoms, you should consult your dermatologist.

Can children or babies use Nizoral® shampoo?

No. Nizoral® is only for use for adults and adolescents from the age of 12 years.

How long can I store Nizoral®

Nizoral® can be used 3 years after production. Do not use Nizoral® after the expiry date or after 3 years. Also do not use Nizoral®  if looks or smells differently than before.

Can Nizoral® cause allergic reactions?

Ketoconazole 2% shampoo is safe, well tolerated and cosmetically appealing. However, Nizoral® should not be used if you are allergic to Ketoconazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicinal product. Signs of hypersensitivity that may occur after using the shampoo include itching, mild burning sensation or redness in the application area. If you experience any hypersensitivity reactions, discontinue treatment and consult your physician or pharmacist.

Who benefits from Nizoral®?

Anyone who suffers from dandruff caused by a fungal infection or skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis and pityriasis versicolor. Sometimes dandruff can also be caused by particularly strong hormone changes and fluctuations (menopause or puberty). Nizoral® effectively combats the cause of dandruff and prevents it from reappearing. Nizoral® can be used by adults and adolescents aged 12 or above.