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What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking Ketoconazole:

Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, achlorhydria (decreased stomach acid production), or if you take antacids, stomach acid reducers, or stomach ulcer medicines.

Do not take ketoconazole if you are taking any of the following drugs: astemizole (Hismanal), cisapride (Propulsid), triazolam (Halcion) or midazolam (Versed). Dangerous or life-threatening events may occur if ketoconazole is taken with any of the medicines listed above.

You may not be able to take ketoconazole, or you may require a dosage adjustment, special monitoring, or special directions for use during your treatment.

Ketoconazole is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Additionally, this medication passes into breast milk and may be harmful to a nursing baby. For this reason, ketoconazole should not be taken by nursing mothers. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

 

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