Ketoconazole 2% (w/w)
Beclomethasone dipropionate 0.025% (w/w)
KETOSH-B Cream contains the active ingredients Beclomethasone dipropionate 0.025% (w/w) an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid and ketoconazole 2% (w/w), a broad-spectrum antifungal that are used together to treat fungal infections with inflammation.
KETOSH-B Cream contains a combination of an antifungal and an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid used together as a topical treatment for fungal infections of the skin and scalp, where there are with inflammatory changes or a hypersensitivity reaction. KETOSH-B Cream is effective against Tinea, a dermatophyte fungus also known as ringworm that causes fungal infection in different parts of the body including the foot, also known as Athlete's foot (tinea pedis), the body (tinea corporis), the groin (tinea cruris or jock itch) and the scalp (tinea capitis).
KETOSH-B Cream is also used to treat infection by the yeast fungus Malassezia, which causes Pityriasis versicolor, characterised by flaky discoloured patches that appear on the chest and back; also seborrhoeic dermatitis, a form of dermatitis or inflammation of the skin that affects mainly the scalp and face. KETOSH-B Cream is also effective against infection with the yeast fungus Candida, which causes cutaneous candidiasis, characterised by itchy red rash on various parts of the body, usually in warm, moist creased areas of skin, like under the arms and in the groin. Beclomethasone in KETOSH-B Cream works by blocking the production of inflammatory chemicals, like prostaglandins and leukotrienes. It also narrows and constricts causes blood vessels preventing leaking of inflammatory cells into the skin to escalate the inflammatory response. This reduces symptoms of inflammation associated with fungal infection. Ketoconazole in KETOSH-B Cream prevents growth of dermatophyte and yeast fungi by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane that is not found in animal cells. This results in altering the permeability of the fungal cell membrane causing it to become weakened, so that the cell contents to leak out, which kills the fungus, preventing the infection from spreading and relieving symptoms caused by the fungal infection, including pain and inflammation.
The most commonly reported side effects when using KETOSH-B Cream include burning sensation or irritation at the site of application, such as redness, pain and swelling; oily or dry scalp, mild hair loss, skin atrophy. Long-term use of KETOSH-B Cream may cause the adrenal glands, which produce endogenous (naturally occurring) corticosteroids, to stop working efficiently and this may slow down the growth rate in children.
You should apply a thin film of KETOSH-B Cream to the affected area of skin once daily, gently rubbing into the skin. You should always wash your hands after applying this medication and make sure you donít get any in your eyes, nose or mouth. KETOSH-B Cream is intended for short term use and should not be used for more than 2 weeks. If there is no improvement in symptoms within 2 weeks, you should follow you doctors recommendations.
KETOSH-B cream is available in 10g tube pack