What is Nizoral used for?
Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo is used to treat and prevent
dandruff and dry or greasy scaling of the scalp
(seborrhoeic dermatitis), which is a more severe kind of
The shampoo contains ketoconazole, which is an
antifungal that targets an increased number of yeasts
on the skin called Malassezia. These yeasts occur naturally
on everyone’s skin, however, people with dandruff and
seborrhoeic dermatitis seem to have more Malassezia.
The shampoo also treats the inflammation associated
with dandruff, relieving scalp redness and itching.
How do you use Nizoral shampoo?
Adults and adolescents over 12 years
■ Wet hair thoroughly.
■ Apply a small amount of Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo to your scalp and massage into a lather.
■ Leave the lather on your scalp for 3 – 5 minutes.
■ Rinse thoroughly
Use every 3 or 4 days for 2 – 4 weeks.
■ If your scalp has not cleared within 4 weeks, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
■ To keep your scalp clear and to prevent dandruff returning, use Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo once every 1 – 2 weeks. If you stop using Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo altogether, your symptoms may become
a problem again.
■ Not for children aged under 12.