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What side effects can this medication cause?

Possible side effects from ketoconazole may include:


Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:   

abdominal pain

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
pale stools
yellowish skin or eyes
abdominal pain
unusual fatigue
dark urine

N.B. Recent studies have shown that oral administration of ketoconazole may cause a decrease in the number of sperm (male reproductive cells) produced and a decline in sperm mobility, especially if it is taken at high doses. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication if you are a man and would like to have children.

Ketoconazole may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.


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