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Pills or liquid (oral)
Shampoo and cream (topical, applied directly to the
Azoles stop the growth of fungi.
You can use azole pills to treat
ringworm of the scalp and beard. You can use
ketoconazole shampoo along with pills to treat ringworm of the scalp or
Azoles are an effective treatment for ringworm of the scalp or beard.
Side effects are rare when you use azole
cream or shampoo to treat ringworm of the scalp or beard. When you use azole
pills or liquids, side effects may include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
Complete the new medication information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you understand this medication.
March 21, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology
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