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Nizoral A-D Ketoconazole Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nizoral A-D Ketoconazole Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 2016 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Nizoral A-D Ketoconazole Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
BHT
Appeared as: BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: , ACRYLIC ACID POLYMER

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Robust

Robust

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Ketoconazole (1 %). Inactive Ingredients: Acrylic Acid Polymer, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Cocamide MEA, FD&C Blue 1, Fragrance, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium 7, Quaternium 15, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Water (Aqua)

Directions from packaging:

Adults and children over 12 years of age: wet hair thoroughly apply shampoo, generously lather, rinse thoroughly. Repeat. use every 3-4 days for up to 8 weeks if needed, or as directed by a doctor. Then use only as needed to control dandruff. Children under 12 years of age: Ask a doctor. Storage: Store between 35 degrees and 86 degrees F (2 degrees and 30 degrees C). Protect from light. Protect from freezing.

Warnings from packaging:

Do Not Use:on scalp that is broken or inflamed if you are allergic to ingredients in this product. When Using This Product:do not get into eyes if product gets into eyes, rinse thoroughly with water Stop Using This Product If:rash appears condition worsens or does not improve in 2-4 weeks For External use only.As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product.Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of childrenIn case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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