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The generic name: is ketoconazole topical [kee’toe-KOE-na-class Topical antifungals

What is Xolegel?

Xolegel is a supplement to ketoconazole, an antifungal drug that stops fungus from forming on the skin.

Xolegel is applied to the surface of your skin to treat seborrhoeic skin dermatitis in children and adults who are 12 years old or older with normal (healthy) immunity. It is applied every day for 14 days. Seborrhoeic dermatitis sufferers may be afflicted with dry skin that is flaky and dry (scales) around the face, scalp, and chest. the upper back.

The effectiveness and safety of using Xolegel to cure fungal diseases have not been proven.


You shouldn't use Xolegel if you are allergic to ketoconazole.Make use of Xolegel for the entire prescribed duration. Your symptoms may get better before the condition has completely gone away.

Do not apply dressings or bandages to the areas of your skin that have been treated unless your physician has instructed you to.Beware of getting this medication into your nose, eyes, or mouth.Stop using this medication and contact your doctor if you experience intense redness, burning, irritation, or pain in the area where the medicine was applied.

Xolegel gel is flammable. Avoid using it if you are smoking or in proximity to a flame.Don't use this medicine on children older than 12 years.

Before you take this drug

Speak with a pharmacist or doctor to determine if Xolegel can be suitable for use if you are:

  • Asthma or an allergy to sulfite
  • The allergic response to a medicine that is antifungal and causes an allergic reaction, for example, clotrimazole, econazole, and miconazole.

Talk to your doctor before using this medication if you are expecting.It is not recommended to breastfeed while using Xolegel.Always follow the directions on the medication label regarding applying this medicine to children.

Similar/related drugs

prednisone, dexamethasone, topical hydrocortisone, Nystatin topical, clotrimazole topical, ketoconazole topical, and terbinafine

How to take Xolegel?

Utilize Xolegel strictly as directed by your physician. Don't use it in greater than smaller amounts or for a longer period than prescribed. Follow the instructions on the prescription label.Don't use Xolegel to treat any type of skin issue that hasn't been examined by a doctor.Cleanse your hands before and after you use this medication.

Apply a thin layer of Xolegel evenly over the affected skin with your fingers. Make sure you apply the gel to all affected areas. The usual dosage will be to use the gel every two weeks for a period of two weeks.Take at least 20 minutes following the application of this medication before applying sunscreen or cosmetics to the area of your skin that has been treated. Avoid washing the affected skin for at least 3 hours following the application of Xolegel.

Avoid proximity to flame, fire, or smoking during the time after use of the gel.Contact your physician if your health does not improve in 2 weeks or if your symptoms start to get worse.

Make sure to take this medicine for the entire prescribed duration. The symptoms could improve until the condition is fully removed.Keep Xolegel in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.Xolegel gel is flammable. Avoid smoking near flames, and avoid smoking until the gel has been absorbed by your skin.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilise the medicine as soon as you are able, but do not miss any missed doses if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't use two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

A ketoconazole overdose isn't expected to be a danger. Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone has accidentally swallowed the drug.

What should be avoided?

Do not take this medication near your eyes. If contact does occur, rinse your eyes with clean water.

Avoid covering the areas that have been treated by wearing tight-fitting synthetic clothing (such as polyester or nylon) that doesn't allow air to circulate around the skin. If you're taking care of your feet, put on clean socks made of cotton and sandals, as well as shoes with room for air circulation.Be sure that your feet are dry as you can.It is possible to stay away from exposure to sunlight when you're trying to treat pityriasis. Follow the instructions of your physician.

Beware of products for your skin that may cause irritation, for example, harsh shampoos, soaps, hair colouring products, permanent hair removers, chemicals, or waxes, as well as skin products containing alcohol or astringents, spices, or lime.Beware of other medications that can affect the areas treated by Xolegel unless your physician tells you to.

Side effects of Xolegel

See a doctor immediately. If you show symptoms of an allergy reaction to Xolegel, such as hives, breathing problems, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Burning, stinging, or extreme irritation following the use of this medication;
  • Irritation, redness, or oozing from the skin treated;
  • Breathlessness.

Common Xolegel side effects may include:

  • Thin hair;
  • Variations in the texture or colour of your hair.
  • Dry skin
  • Mild itching.

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

The skin care treatment will not be affected by any other medications that you are taking. But there are many drugs that interfere with each other. Inform your health care providers about the medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies.