Exizol Shampoo - Uses & Side Effects

Exizol Shampoo – Uses, Side Effects, Dosage and Precautions

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Exizol shampoo is an antifungal medicinal shampoo used for treating fungal infections of the skin. This shampoo has active ingredients that kill the cell membrane of the fungi. This shampoo should be used in the dosage prescribed by the doctor. Using it in larger quantities will not heal the disease faster, but may cause side-effects. You must consult the doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks. It should not be left on the scalp for more than 5 minutes. It contains Ketoconazole Topical as its active component.

Here is a detailed guide on its usage, dosage, side-effects, precautions and benefits.


  • Exizol is used for the treatment, control, improvement and prevention of fungal infections of the skin.

Side Effects:

Exizol Shampoo - Side Effects

  • The most common side-effects of this medicine include hair discoloration, dryness and abnormal hair texture.
  • In some cases, it may trigger an allergic reaction and  you should consult your doctor immediately.
  • It may cause rash, swelling of lips, throat or face.
  • Swallowing or breathing problems
  • Nausea or dizziness.
  • One should avoid direct contact with eyes. In case of contact, wash eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • In some cases, the patient may experience decreased platelets or bleeding, but this is in very rare cases.
  • Itching of skin and indigestion is also noted in a few others.


It is advisable to inform your doctor about your current medications, over the counter products such as vitamins or herbal supplements and cosmetics. You should inform your doctor about your pre-existing diseases, allergies and current health conditions. There are some other health conditions of this shampoo that might put you at a danger to using this shampoo. Exizol shampoo should be used as directed by your doctor. One should inform the doctor if the condition persists.

Certain Other Precautions that should be kept in mind:

  • Inform your doctor if  you have a history of hepatic impairment, adrenocortical insufficiency or predisposition.
  • You need to limit alcohol consumption while using this shampoo.
  • Ensure to take antacid, if you have to, an hour or two before or after using Exizol.
  • Exizol should not be taken by mouth.
  • Consult your doctor before using Exizol on dry, chapped, irritated or sun-burned skin or on open wounds.
  • Always wash your hands before and after using this shampoo. Clean and dry your skin area that has to be treated.
  • Do not wash the treated area after applying Exizol shampoo and also avoid the usage of any other products on the treated area.
  • Do not apply excessive quantity as it may lead to pilling. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied to avoid pilling.


Exizol shampoo is an antifungal medicine that works by killing the cell membrane of fungus. It also stops the growth of fungus that causes the infection. It is mostly used to treat infections of the hair and scalp. The dosage and treatment should be taken in its fully advised course. This will ensure that the infection is treated completely. A full course will prevent the condition from reappearing.

Interactions with Exizol Shampoo:

Exizol Shampoo review

There are some interactions when Exizol shampoo is used with certain other drugs. These may cause severe side-effects or may prevent Exizol from working properly. The drugs it may interact with are mentioned below:

  • Abiraterone acetate
  • Alcohol
  • Alfentanil
  • Aliskiren
  • Alprazolam
  • Aluminium hydroxide and oxide
  • Amphotericin B
  • Aprepitant
  • Artesunate
  • Astemizole

When not to Use Exizol Shampoo:

Patients suffering from the following medical conditions should not use Exizol shampoo:

  • Astemizole
  • Cisapride
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Porphyria
  • Preexisting liver disease
  • Terfenadine


This shampoo has to be used as directed by your doctor. You can also check the labels for directions of use. It should be applied on the scalp and skin with fungal infection. Leave it for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing with plain water. You can use your regular shampoo along with Exizol shampoo.

If you miss one dose of this shampoo, you should use it as soon as possible. But, if it is almost time for the next dose, then you can go back to your regular schedule. There is no need to double the dosage.