Which medications in the drug class Antifungals are used in the treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Antifungals

The mechanism of action may involve alteration of RNA and DNA metabolism or an intracellular accumulation of peroxide that is toxic to fungal cells.

Ketoconazole topical

Ketoconazole topical is available as ketoconazole cream 2% (Nizoral), ketoconazole foam (Extina), ketoconazole shampoo 2% (Nizoral 2%; prescription only in United States), and ketoconazole shampoo 1% (Nizoral A-D Shampoo; over-the-counter in United States). It is an imidazole broad-spectrum antifungal agent. It inhibits the synthesis of ergosterol, causing cellular components to leak, resulting in fungal cell death.


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