Perkhotal Ointment, a broad spectrum antifungal ointment, containing Ketoconazole as an active ingredient, is used to treat infections caused by a fungus or yeast.
Perkhotal Ointment works by killing the fungus or yeast or preventing its growth.
- Each 1 gm of PERKHOTAL Ointment 2% contains: Ketoconazole 20 mg.
PERKHOTAL Ointment is indicated for
- The topical treatment of Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)
- Ringworm of the foot
- Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis)
- Ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris; jock itch)
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- “Sun fungus” (tinea versicolor; pityriasis versicolor)
- Yeast infection of the skin (cutaneous candidiasis)
Perkhotal Ointment 2% is available in 15 gms tubes.
1.) How does Perkhotal Ointment work?
Perkhotal ointment has a potent antimycotic activity against dermatophytes such as Trichophyton sp., Epidermophyton floccosum and Microsporum sp. and against yeast.
Usually Perkhotal ointment acts very rapidly on pruritus which is commonly seen in dermatophyte and yeast infections as well as in skin conditions related with the presence of Pityrosporum sp. This symptomatic improvement is observed before the first signs of healing are observed.
2.) How Perkhotal ointment should be used?
Perkhotal ointment should be applied to affected areas once or twice daily (depending on the severity of infection) in patients with tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea manus, tinea pedis, cutaneous candidisis and seborrheic dermatitis, and once daily in patients with tinea versicolor.
Treatment should be continued for a sufficient period, at least until a few days after disappearance of all symptoms.
The diagnosis should be reconsidered if no clinical improvement is noted after 4 weeks of treatment. General measures in regard to hygiene should be observed to control sources of infection or reinfection.
The usual duration of treatment is : tinea versicolor 2-3 weeks, yeast infections 2-3 weeks, seborrheic dermatitis 2-4 weeks, tinea cruris 2-4 weeks, tinea corporis 3-4 weeks, tinea pedis 4-6 weeks.
3.) Are there any side effects of Perkhotal ointment?
Usually Perkhotal Ointment is safe for topical use. Sometimes after topical administration of ketoconazole irritation, dermatitis, or a burning sensation may persist. Perkhotal ointment is contraindicated in individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.