Ketoconazole Shampoo

Spread the love

Ketoconazole (1%) is the active ingredient in one of the nation’s top shampoos for the treatment of dandruff and aggressive skin conditions such as psoriasis.  Psoriasis affects more than 7 million Americans, and it is characterized by flaking of the skin, cracking, bleeding and other discomforts.  In addition to the scalp, psoriasis can affect any area of the skin such as the knees, elbows, nails, soles and sacrum.  No area of the skin is immune.

For psoriasis of the scalp and other conditions that cause flaking, scaling and itching, ketoconazole works by reducing the amounts of yeasts and bacteria that live on the skin.  Ketoconazole is also used to treat infections of the mouth, skin, urinary tract and blood. Ketoconazole belongs to a class of antifungals called imidazoles.

The anti-fungal ingredient ketoconazole is safe and effective and it is recommend for ultra sensitive skin.  The top shampoo for dandruff and skin conditions is Nizoral A-D. [NOTE: Nizoral has changed their formulation to include collagen, an animal product, so it is NO LONGER vegetarian. We are leaving this article up so that people can find this information.]  Made in Italy and distributed by McNeil – PPC Inc. in Pennsylvania, Nizoral is recommended by dermatologists around the world.  It is also safe for individuals that follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.  These individuals typically use only all natural hair, skin and nail products and treatments that are cruelty free and do not contain animal products.  Unfortunately, many all natural products are not powerful enough to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Fortunately, Nizoral only contains ingredients that are used to control skin conditions.  As stated earlier, these ingredients have not been tested on animals, and they are safe for sensitive skin.

Nizoral contains Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Glycol Distearate, Acrylic Acid Polymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Quaternium 15, Polyquaternium 7, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrochloric Acid, FD&C Blue 1.

If you would like to purchase Nizoral, look no further than your local drugstore.  Nizoral is available at CVS, Walgreen’s, Duane Reade, Target, Walmart, Kmart, Osco Drug, Ulta, and even at some supermarkets.  Nizoral is available in 4 oz. and 7 oz. bottles.  Prices range from $8.99-$15.99, depending on the retailer.

For more information about Nizoral, please visit the official Nizoral website at

For more information about the active ingredient in Nizoral (1% ketoconazole), visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health at

For additional information about skin conditions such as psoriasis, visit WebMD at

Spread the love


  1. Ben

    I am confused about this Nizoral 2% (ketoconazole) cream, as I have read online that it contains Lactose. Nizoral is the broad spectrum synthetic antifungal agent, that is usually listed as one ingredient on creams and shampoos, but has many other things within it including lactose apparently. There is no information on the packaging about any ingredients at all.

  2. VGBP

    Hi Ben. We feature products that are either vegetarian or vegan. Lactose is not vegan, but it is vegetarian . That said, Nizoral brand products are no longer either, as they are now using collagen (note our warning about this in the article).

  3. Enfys

    Hi could you recommend a vegetarian alternative. My boyfriend has bad scale flakes so I’m looking for a shampoo containing ketoconazole but with no animal products. Thanks.

Leave a Comment

If you are human, count objects:
Enable this image please
I see:
- +
- +
- +
Ironclad CAPTCHA (Security Stronghold)