It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a cream to apply topically. The oral dose range is 200-400 mg daily. Topical formulations are administered over affected areas once or twice daily.
How it works
Ketoconazole works to harm the yeast and fight the infection. It may lower testosterone levels.
Common side effects
Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Harm to the liver may rarely happen.