Safety of the ketoconazole cream was evaluated in 1079 subjects who participated in 30 clinical trials. Ketoconazole was applied topically to the skin. Based on pooled safety data from these clinical trials, the most commonly reported (→1% incidence) ADRs were (with % incidence): application site pruritus (2%), skin burning sensation (1.96%), and application site erythema (1%).
Serious Side effects: severe itching, burning, or irritation where the medicine is applied; oily or dry scalp, mild hair loss; redness, pain, or oozing of treated skin areas; or Eye redness, swelling, or irritation.
Less serious side effects include: mild skin itching or irritation; Dry skin; or headache.
If the patient gets any side effects, talk to the doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed.