Help your pet to feel better when he/she suffers from fungal infections by using Fluconazole as directed by your veterinarian. What is Fluconazole?
This is a tablet that is given by mouth in order to treat serious fungal infections. What are the benefits of Fluconazole?
- Highly effective in the treatment of fungal infections that affect multiple body systems including the central nervous system.
- Can be used safely in multiple animal species.
- Can sometimes be used to treat yeast infections and ringworm.
dogs and catsHow is this medication given?
Fluconazole should be given by mouth only as prescribed by your veterinarian. If you are unsure of how to use this medication correctly, always speak with your veterinarian. How does this medication work?
Fluconazole alters the cell membrane around the offending fungus which kills the fungus in order to resolve infection. What results can I expect?
Fungal infection can be tough to treat so this medication may take weeks to months to completely resolve your pets infection. It may also take a few weeks to notice improvement in your pets symptoms so be patient. What form(s) does Fluconazole come in?
This medication is available in tablet form.Generic Name:
Fluconazole (Common Drug Name)Common Brand Name:
Diflucan Dose and Administration:
The correct dose of Fluconazole for your pet will be calculated by your veterinarian based on his/her weight and severity of symptoms. Always follow your veterinarians prescribed instructions carefully. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but never give two doses at once. Always contact your veterinarian if you have any questions regarding the proper use of this medication. Uses:
Fluconazole is used to treat significant fungal infections. Possible Side Effects:
The most commonly reported side effect is loss of appetite. Other less frequent side effects could include vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of gums, skin, eyes), lethargy, or skin rash. Other side effects are possible.
Some pets are truly allergic to this medication and can suffer from an allergic reaction but this is not common. Always call your veterinarian right away if your pet seems sick while receiving Fluconazole. Drug and Food Interactions:
Interactions have been reported when Fluconazole is given with some anticoagulants, amphotericin B, rifampin, phenytoin, cyclosporine, NSAIDS, and steroids. Other drug interactions may occur. Always tell your veterinarian about all medications and supplements your pet is taking prior to starting Fluconazole to be sure it can be given safely. Precautions:
Do not give this medication to pets that are allergic to it or similar medications. Animals who are pregnant/lactating or who suffer from liver disease should not be given Fluconazole. Caution should also be used when giving this medication to pets with kidney disease. Storage:
Store at room temperature away from children and pets. Discard after the expiration date that is listed on the container. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Fluconazole.