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Dandrazol 2% Shampoo

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Transdermal Limited See contact details
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About Medicine
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Last updated on emc: 31 Oct 2023
1. Name of the medicinal product

Dandrazol 2% Shampoo

2. Qualitative and quantitative composition

Ketoconazole 20mg/g.

Excipient with known effect:

Sodium laureth sulfate

For a full list of excipients see section 6.1

3. Pharmaceutical form


Clear, pink solution.

4. Clinical particulars
4.1 Therapeutic indications

Prevention and treatment of infections in which the yeast Malassezia (previously called Pityrosporum) is likely to be involved, such as dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis and tinea (pityriasis) versicolor.

4.2 Posology and method of administration

Adolescents and Adults:

Dandrazol 2% Shampoo is for use in adolescents and adults.

Shake the bottle well. Wash the hair or affected areas of the skin with Dandrazol shampoo. Leave in contact for 3-5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

* Seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff:

Treatment of: Use Dandrazol 2% shampoo twice weekly for 2-4 weeks.

Prophylaxis of: Use Dandrazol 2% shampoo once every 1-2 weeks.

* Tinea (Pityriasis) versicolor:

Treatment of: Use Dandrazol 2% Shampoo once daily for a maximum of 5 days.

Prophylaxis of: As patches of pityriasis versicolor become more apparent on exposure to the sun, Dandrazol 2% Shampoo may be used once daily for a maximum of 3 days in a single treatment course before exposure to sunshine.

Paediatric population:

The safe and effective use of Dandrazol 2% Shampoo in infants and children under the age of 12 years has not been established.

4.3 Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to ketoconazole or any of the other ingredients of the preparation.

4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

To prevent a rebound effect after stopping prolonged treatment with topical corticosteroids, it is recommended to continue applying the topical corticosteroid together with Dandrazol 2% shampoo and to subsequently and gradually withdraw the steroid therapy over a period of 2-3 weeks.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff are often associated with increased hair shedding, and this has also been reported, although rarely, with the use of ketoconazole containing shampoos (see Undesirable Effects).

Keep out of the eyes. If the shampoo should get into the eyes, they should be bathed with cold water.

This medicine contains 380 mg sodium laureth sulfate in 1 g. Sodium laureth sulfate may cause local skin reactions (such as stinging or burning sensation) or increase skin reactions caused by other products when applied on the same area.

4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None known

4.6 Fertility, pregnancy and lactation

Since no ketoconazole is detected in plasma following topical administration to the scalp, pregnancy and lactation are not a contra-indication for the use of Dandrazol 2% shampoo.

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant or lactating women. Data on a limited number of exposed pregnancies indicate no adverse effects of topical ketoconazole on pregnancy or on the health of the foetus/newborn child. Animal studies have shown reproductive toxicity at doses that are not relevant to the topical administration of ketoconazole No effects on the breastfed newborn/infant are anticipated. See Pharmacokinetic properties, section 5.2.

Plasma concentrations of ketoconazole were not detectable after topical administration of ketoconazole 2% shampoo to the scalp of non-pregnant humans. Plasma levels were detected after topical administration of ketoconazole 2% shampoo on the whole body. There are no known risks associated with the use of ketoconazole 2% shampoo in pregnancy or lactation.

4.7 Effects on ability to drive and use machines

None known

4.8 Undesirable effects

The following table displays ADRs that have been reported with the use of Ketoconazole 2% Shampoo from either clinical trial or post marketing experiences.

The displayed frequency categories use the following convention:

Very common (≥ 1/10)

Common (≥ 1/100 to <1/10)

Uncommon (≥ 1/1,000 to <1/100)

Rare (≥ 1/10,000 to <1/1,000)

Very rare (<1/10,000)

Not known (cannot be estimated form the available clinical trial data).

System Organ Class

Adverse Drug Reactions

Frequency Category


(≥ 1/1,000 to <1/100)


(≥ 1/10,000 and <1/1,000)

Not Known

Immune System disorders


Nervous System Disorders


Infections and Infestations


Eye Disorders

Increased lacrimation

Eye irritation

Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders


Dry skin

Hair texture abnormal


Skin burning sensation


Dermatitis contact

Skin disorder

Skin exfoliation



Hair colour changes

General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions

Application site erythema

Application site irritation

Application site pruritus

Application site reaction

Application site hypersensitivity

Application site pustules

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

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4.9 Overdose

In the event of accidental ingestion, only supportive measures should be carried out. In order to avoid aspiration, neither emesis nor gastric lavage should be instigated.

5. Pharmacological properties
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Imidazole and triazole derivatives.

ATC Code: D01A C08 (Topical use).

Ketoconazole is an imidazole-dioxolane antimycotic, active against yeasts, including Malassezia and dermatophytes. Its broad spectrum of activity is already well known.

Ketoconazole also has a direct anti-inflammatory action independent from its antifungal activity which may contribute to symptom relief in dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties

Ketoconazole does not appear to be appreciably absorbed systemically following topical application of a 2% shampoo to skin. Ketoconazole was not detected in plasma of patients receiving topical application of 2% shampoo 4-10 times weekly for 6 months, or in patients using 2% shampoo 2-3 times weekly for an average of 16 months. Following a single topical application, substantial amounts of the drug were detected in hair 12 hours after application; however only 5% of the applied ketoconazole was detected in hair keratin. Following repeated (twice weekly for 2 months) application, 20% of the applied dose was detected in hair keratin.

5.3 Preclinical safety data

In vitro studies using ketoconazole in a microbial system (i.e., Ames test) have not shown the drug to be mutagenic. In addition, there was no evidence of mutagenicity in any stage of germ cell development in a dominant lethal mutation test in mice who received single oral doses of ketoconazole as high as 80 mg/kg. There was no evidence of carcinogenicity in a long-term feeding study in mice and rats. Hepatotoxicity featured prominently in high dose toxicology studies in animals and occurs in about 1 in 10,000 patients.

6. Pharmaceutical particulars
6.1 List of excipients

Sodium laureth sulfate

Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate

PEG-120 Methyl glucose dioleate

PEG-7-Glyceryl Cocoate


Lauryldimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolysed collagen

Cocamide DEA

Sodium hydroxide

Sodium chloride

Erythrosine C.I. 45430 (E127)

Hydrochloric acid concentrated

Purified water

6.2 Incompatibilities

None known

6.3 Shelf life

2 years

6.4 Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25 ° C

6.5 Nature and contents of container

White opaque HDPE bottle with PP closure.

Pack sizes 60, 80, 100, 120, 125, 150ml.

6.6 Special precautions for disposal and other handling

No special instructions.

7. Marketing authorisation holder

Transdermal Limited

Building 1410

Arlington Business Park


Reading RG7 4SA

United Kingdom

8. Marketing authorisation number(s)

PL 14308/0004

9. Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation


10. Date of revision of the text


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