View Full Version : ketoconazole 2 percent shampoo

05-15-2011, 08:01 AM
I have this Ketoconazole 2 percent shampoo. Is this the same thing as Nizoral??

05-15-2011, 10:10 AM
There are two versions of Nizoral one with 1% Ketoconazole and one with 2% Ketoconazole. The 2% is available by prescription only in USA I think it is over the counter in other countries.

05-15-2011, 03:08 PM
the dosage from 1 percent to 2 is so significant they need a prescription for it?? lol
I was just wondering, I got the 2 percent prescribed anyways, maybe I'll start using it. Thanks

05-15-2011, 03:20 PM
Studies put the 2% concentrate (Which is the same as Nizoral, yes. Key ingredient here is ketoconazole) in the same league as minoxidil 2% in terms of regrowth and maintenance. It's a no brainer as part of ANY anti-hairloss treatment and the only one without any side effects.

Dr. Glenn Charles
05-17-2011, 07:56 PM
Using it twice per week to start out with should be adaquate.

05-18-2011, 07:16 AM
Do not overuse as it can cause serious shedding!

05-19-2011, 05:40 PM
Do not overuse as it can cause serious shedding!

Good shedding or bad? How many times would you need to use it to "overuse" ?