Fluconazole is an antifungal drug effective against fungus and yeast. It is typically used for skin infections, fungus in the nailbeds, and more intense fungal infections including Blastomycosis and Histoplasmosis. It is related to Ketoconazole, but is able to more effectively cross the brain-blood barrier, making it more successful in treating fungal infections of the central nervous system. Fluconazole is also effective against ringworm, but is typically reserved for more serious infections. Fluconazole requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet. Fluconazole has fewer side effects than most other antifungals.
Cats and Dogs
Do not give fluconazole to pregnant pets. Use caution when administering this drug to diabetic pets, lactating pets, kidney disease or liver disease. Always tell your veterinarian about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements your pet is taking before giving fluconazole to your pet. Do not give fluconazole to any pets who are sensitive or allergic to other "azole" antifungal medications, such as ketoconazole.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Fluconazole has been found to be very safe in pets, but not extensively researched. These side effects have been observed in humans on this drug:
Talk to your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops any of the above side effects.
Store this product at room temperature in sealed containers. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Give fluconazole as directed by your veterinarian. Have plenty of drinking water available for the pet. Even if your pet feels better, the entire prescription and treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse or prevent the development of resistance unless notified by your veterinarian.
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