Ketoconazole is commonly used to treat systemic fungal infections and can also be used to reduce the doses and costs of cyclosporine treatment by interfering with cyclosporine drug metabolism. Treatment may be required for a longer period of time to get rid of the fungal infection. Ketoconazole may also reduce the synthesis of the male hormone testosterone. As a result, infertility may result from ketoconazole therapy in male dogs.
Side effects may be reduced if giving ketoconazole in divided doses or with meals. Talk to your pet's veterinarian before changing any aspect of your pet’s medication regimen.
When given at lower concentrations for shorter periods of time, ketoconazole may only inhibit the growth of the fungus and not kill the fungus. It is necessary to use the dosing regimen prescribed by your pet's veterinarian to obtain optimal therapy. At higher doses, ketoconazole acts as a fungicidal agent which will kill the fungus.
Ketoconazole may also interact with other medications. Talk to your pet's veterinarian today regarding any medications, supplements, or herbal products you may be giving your pet. If your pet requires antacids, administer ketoconazole 1 hour before or at least 2 hours after giving an antacid. (i.e. omeprazole, ranitidine, etc.)
It is important to give your pet this medication exactly as prescribed and to not discontinue the drug without consulting with the veterinarian. If you miss giving your pet the dose, give it to him as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your normal schedule. If you are unsure about when to give a missed dose, contact your pet's veterinarian.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Ketoconazole Tablets for Pets by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Ketoconazole Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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Q:Will giving my dog, Yorkie, 13 lbs., only 1/4 of a Ketoconazole pill twice a day help her with yeast infection?
A:Ketoconazole is an azole antifungal medication commonly used to treat a variety of systemic fungal infections. The type and severity of fungal infection will determine the dose, frequency of administration and duration of therapy in your dog. In general, a 50mg dose of ketoconazole twice daily for a 13 lb dog would fall into an acceptable range of dosing depending on the diagnosis from your veterinarian. It is important to report any adverse events and keep all laboratory appointments if ordered by your veterinarian.
Q:Gave my dog by accident 2 pills instead of 1 every 12 hrs & now she doesn't want to eat or drink .. Had a few bites & sips pushed down ... Laying around but still perky too to animals & barking & urinating & normal BM ...vet closed !!
A:Ketoconazole generally causes adverse effects such as loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea, so the lack of appetite and thirst may be caused from the extra dose. Monitor your pet’s symptoms and inform your dog's veterinarian as soon as you are able to do so.
Q:Do I need a prescription to buy this product?
A:Yes, Ketoconazole is a prescription drug requiring authorization from your pet's veterinarian. You can identify prescription drugs on our site by looking for the orange Rx symbol next to the product's name on product pages.
Q:I have a dog with a nose bleed for 2 months now, co cindamicyn, not working. Second opinion today suggested the infection may be fungal, will ketoconazole work?
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