Nizoral is an antidandruff shampoo that has long been used by people who suffer from hairloss, but few people know that it contains an active ingredient called Ketoconazole that exhibits antifungal properties, and has for years been used to cure fungus growth and yeast infections. Nizoral is easily available in most medical and departmental stores as a shampoo, tablets, and a topical cream that can be used to treat toenail fungus. We’ll be taking a look at the Nizoral cream, and find out how effective it is in curbing the growth of fungus and other yeast infections.
How Does It Work?
Nizoral contains an active ingredient called Ketoconazole, which kills fungi and yeasts by disrupting the cell membranes and causing holes to appear in it. These holes then leak out the content of the fungi cells, thereby killing the fungus effectively. However, continual usage of Nizoral is the key. You may get a favorable response within the first 10 days, but stopping the use after this time could result in the fungus growing back.
How Safe Is It?
On the whole, Nizoral solutions are very mild, and thus have very little side effects. This makes them a safe alternative to other treatments. Keep in mind though: medicines affect different people in different ways, what is safe for one individual, may have negative effects on another. It is however generally a good idea not to use Nizoral if someone suffers from a known sensitivity or allergy to any of the ingredients in the cream or shampoo. It is always a good idea to inform your health professional about your medical history before starting the treatment. There are also no known drug interactions with topical Nizoral.
Is It Really Effective?
Nizoral products have usually shown good results in treating toenail fungus. Treatment with Nizoral cream can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months, and most of it depend on the severity of the infection. Success rate will usually depend on an individual patient, their genetics, diet, and other such factors. It isn’t wholeheartedly recommended, primarily because no concrete medical record is available that can be used in determining the overall effectiveness of Nizoral. But the medicine has been available long enough, and there is a chance it may work well for you. It’s worth a try, considering its limited side effects and negative implications.