Ketomac Shampoo contains Ketoconazole, a broad-spectrum synthetic antifungal agent in a concentration of 2% in an aqueous suspension.


Ketomac shampoo contains Ketoconazole as its main ingredient. It is primarily used for fighting dandruff and other scalp conditions. Doctors prescribe this shampoo to patients who are dealing with acute dandruff. Other than causing embarrassment, dandruff is also one of the primary causes of hair fall. It is because dandruff makes the scalp very itchy and it makes the person scratch. Scratching is known to loosen the roots, which result in hair fall. Therefore, it is important to deal with dandruff to prevent hair fall and other hair ailments.

Ketoconazole works by killing fungi on skin called Malassezia. These fungi occur naturally on the skin, however, people suffering from dandruff seem to have more of Malassezia. It works by interfering with the synthesis of ergosterol, a vital component of fungal cell membranes, thereby weakening it. The weakened cell membrane allows the contents of the fungal cell to leak out resulting in its death.

Ketomac Dandruff Treatment Shampoo is used for the prevention and treatment of dandruff. It treats flaking, scaling, itching, dandruff and also helps to relieve inflammation due to dandruff. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your physician.

How To Use


Wet hair and scalp thoroughly. Apply a small amount of KETOMAC Shampoo to your scalp and massage into a lather. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse your scalp thoroughly.

Use twice a week for 4 weeks. After the scalp has cleared, use KETOMAC Shampoo once a week to prevent the recurrence of dandruff and to keep the scalp clear. If you stop using KETOMAC Shampoo completely, your symptoms may reappear.


Seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff: Use Ketoconazole shampoo 2% twice weekly for 2-4 weeks.

Pityriasis versicolor: Use Ketoconazole shampoo 2% once daily for a maximum of 5 days.

Store in a cool, dark and dry place. Protect from direct sunlight.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

PRESENTATION: 110 ml bottle

CONSISTENCY: Flowing and Runny

COLOUR: Rust Orange

SHELF LIFE: 3 years

SMELL: Lemon



Contraindicated in people who are hypersensitive to the active ingredient or any of the excipients in this formulation.
  • Allergy – The Ketomac shampoo isn’t recommended to people who have shown symptoms of an allergic reaction after using it.
  • QT Interval prolonging medications – The Ketomac shampoo isn’t recommended to be co-administered with other medications that are known for causing any specific change in the rhythm of the heart.

The shampoo may be irritating to mucous membranes of the eyes and contact with the eyes should be avoided. If the shampoo gets into your eyes, rinse them gently with clean water. If a sensitive reaction or chemical irritation occurs, use of the medication should be discontinued and consult a physician.

Side effects may occur in some people due to the use of Ketomac Shampoo. These are usually mild and do not affect everyone using the product.

1) Burning Sensation

2) Contact Dermatitis

3) Dry Hair

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • When does the action start?
  • How long does the effect last?
  • Is it safe with alcohol?
  • Does it have habit-forming tendencies?
  • Is it safe to use while pregnant?
  • Is it safe to use while breastfeeding?
When does the action start?

The effect is observed after one or two hours of use.

How long does the effect last?

On an average, the effect last for about eight hours.

Is it safe with alcohol?

Experts do not recommend the consumption of alcohol along with it. It has the possibility of increasing the risk of fainting and dizziness.

Does it have habit-forming tendencies?

There was no report of habit-forming tendencies.

Is it safe to use while pregnant?

It shouldn’t be used during pregnancy unless it is extremely needed. Talk to your doctor about potential benefits as well as risks before making a decision.

Is it safe to use while breastfeeding?

It isn’t safe for breastfeeding women unless it is extremely necessary. Talk to your doctor about the potential benefits as well as risks before making a decision.