Jyot Randhawa

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Hi my lovelies, wassup? Lets talk about the times when because of itchy and flaky scalp, one has to be embarrassed in front of others. Dandruff (a.k.a. seborrheic dermatitis) is the excess shedding of skin’s top layer on the scalp, eyebrows or along the sides of the nose. This top layer of skin consists of dead cells, which protect the fragile cells below them. It is quite normal for them to be shed or rubbed off because the body is constantly producing new cells to replace older ones. However, in dandruff, larger “scales” are shed at an increased rate.

Dandruff can be seasonal, or sometimes it can be chronic too.People suffering from Dandruff seem to have more of Malassezia named fungi on skin which occur naturally on the skin.There are so many brands in India which claim about the removal of dandruff permanently. But only a few works. Today we’ll talk about one of those brands, Its KETOMAC by Torque pharmaceuticals.

Ketomac is basically a formulation of, Ketoconazole, which is a used for topical application, as broad spectrum synthetic antifungal agent in a concentration of 2% in a shampoo/cream base.

About the Manufacturer:

Torque Pharmaceuticals was established in August 1985, with an investment of 2,40,000 INR. The first products manufactured were oral liquids.The first manufacturing unit was setup in Dera Bassi and another in Baddi in Himachal Pradesh.

Product Claim:

Ketomac is used for the prevention and treatment of dandruff. It treats flaking, scaling, itching, dandruff and also helps to relieve inflammation due to dandruff. Topical ketoconazole is used for treating ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot, dandruff, and tinea versicolor.

Product Description:


This shampoo comes in a transparent bottle which makes it easy to monitor the quantity of the product. The cap is a flip top one which helps in easy dispensing of the shampoo. The full lid can be unscrewed too to use the last drop of the shampoo. It is a light brownish-orange shampoo with a liquidy consistency.There is also an instructional cum informational pamphlet within the box.The smell is very light which doesn’t stay in the hair for long.



Ketoconazole IP 2% w/v

Shampoo base q.s.

Ketoconazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus. It is in the same family of drugs as fluconazole, itraconazole and miconazole. Ketoconazole works by preventing the formation of fungal cell walls, thereby stopping fungal growth.
Ketoconazole is (±)-cis-1-Acetyl-4-[p-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]piperazine and has the following structural formula:

Molecular Formula: C26H28CI2N4O4
Molecular Weight: 531.43

Directions 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.


180 INR for 110ml


2 years from the date of manufacturing



  1. It is good for treating dandruff and hair loss due to dandruff.
  2. It relieves itching and oiliness after the first wash only.
  3. It has a nice smell unlike other medicated products.
  4. The Shampoo is little on concentrated side so you need only few drops for the full scalp.
  5. The price is affordable too.
  6. It is easily available in local pharmacies.


  1. It doesn’t treat the dandruff completely and permanently.You have to continue using this product with little changes in frequency.
  2. It makes the hair dry. So using a conditioner is a must after using this product.
  3. Some people have experienced hair loss the day they have used this shampoo.
  4. As the reason for the occurrence of dandruff is different,It may not work on every scalp.
  5. It is a medicated product so don’t go beyond the mentioned usage i.e. 2 times a week.

So from the above discussion, you guys might have guessed that I have mixed emotions for this product. It does work but doesn’t provide a permanent solution. So if you are tired using tons of anti dandruff shampoos and other medicated products, give a chance to this product too! It works . For some it works using as a regular shampoo and for some by applying it 5-10 mins prior to hair wash.

So I hope you find this review helpful.If you do so don’t forget to tell me.

Until next time.