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Ketoconazole & Zinc Pyrithone | Ketoraz Plus

Ketoconazole 2% w/v + ZPTO 1% w/v Lotion

Ketoconazole & Zinc Pyrithone Lotion – The lotion belongs to the dermatological medications known as antifungals.  This dermatological product is primarily used to treat certain skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition in which a fungus infects the scalp or skin that further results in dry scalp, and flaky skin on the scalp, face, upper back, or chest. In simpler words, the skin condition is also known as a type of dandruff. Ketoconazole & Zinc Pyrithone Lotion helps in stopping the growth of fungus, hence treating seborrheic dermatitis.

Working Mechanism of Ketoconazole & Zinc Pyrithone Lotion 

The lotion is a combination of two antifungal medicines Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithone. Collectively these two medications work by destroying the cell membrane of the fungi which is mainly responsible for causing dandruff. The lotion must be applied to the affected area as prescribed by your pharmacist for its best results. The lotion is proven highly effective for treating dandruff, however, seek medical advice if you experience any unpleasant effects after the application.


1. Dandruff
2.Seborrhoeic dermatitis
3. Psoriasis
4. Dry skin
5. Candida Infections
6. Superficial and deep mycosis caused by fungal

Uses/Advantages of Ketoconazole & Zinc Pyrithone Lotion

1. Broad spectrum bistriazole antifungal shampoo for complete eradication of dandruff.
2. Offers potent activity in both dermatophytosis & deep mycosis.
3. Acts by alerting cellular membrane to increase membrane permeability.
4. Gentle to the scalp.
5. Absortion facilitated by gastric acidity & bioavailability is not affected by the presence of food.

Side Effects of Ketoconazole & Zinc Pyrithone Shampoo

The dermatology product is proven to be highly effective and hasn’t shown any significant effects so far. However, in rare cases, people may experience some unpleasant effects of the lotion. Not to worry much, the effects are mild, temporary, and resolve on their own after some time. But consult your doctor if the effects don’t go away or stay for too long. Some of the side effects of Ketoconazole & Zinc Pyrithone Lotion may include:

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Any other application site reactions

Important Points to Remember

Some of the crucial points to consider while using Ketoconazole & Zinc Pyrithone Lotion are:

  1. The lotion must be applied to the affected area as prescribed by the pharmacist to rule out any possible side effects.
  2. The product should not be used for a longer duration than is recommended.
  3. Wash the affected area with plain water and soap and then pat it dry well, before applying the lotion.
  4. Avoid the lotion’s exposure to sensitive areas such as the ear, mouth, or nose. Rinse with water immediately if any accidental exposure happens.
  5. Stop using the product immediately if you develop an irritation or any other skin infection.
  6. Consult the doctor’s advice if the treated skin area does not show any improvement even after the treatment for more than 3-4 weeks.
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