Extina

1 What is Extina?

Brand: Extina

Generic: Ketoconazole Aerosol Foam

Extina is a skin drug used in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis in patients 12 years of age and older. This drug is available as aerosol foam containing ketoconazole 20 milligrams in 1 gram.

Instructions

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also use this drug at the same time each day.

This drug is to be applied to the skin only. Avoid using it in the face, groin, or underarms, or for diaper rash, unless told so by your doctor.

First, wash and dry your hand before applying. The affected area should be cleansed and dried. The medication should be applied as a thin film to be gently rubbed in, as instructed by your doctor. Avoid covering or wrapping the treated area. Wash your hands after use. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or mucous membranes. If contact occurs, rinse with plenty of water.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions

Tell your doctor about prescription and nonprescription or herbal products you may use with Extina.

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to ketoconazole or to other azole antifungals such as clotrimazole or miconazole
  • Past medical history
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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