Ketoconazole 200mg

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Ketoconazole 200mg Wholesale  (brand may vary)

– FDA-approved antifungal medication for both cats and dogs
– Active ingredient treats internal and external serious fungal and yeast infections
– Interferes with a healthy production of the fungal cell wall from the adrenal glands
Also treats Cushing’s disease and skin infections (e.g., dermatitis)
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Ultimate Guide to Ketoconazole 200mg

Meet the Antifungal Superman: Ketoconazole 200 mg!

Ketoconazole 200 mg is an FDA-approved antifungal medication for cats and dogs, and an active ingredient that is used to treat internal and external serious fungal infections. It is also used to treat Cushing’s disease and dermatitis caused by a superficial yeast infection. Ketoconazole 200 mg is administered one to two times daily oral tablet.

How does Ketoconazole 200 mg work?

Ketoconazole 200 mg is a medication with one active ingredient – itself.

The active ingredient Ketoconazole interferes with the formation of the fungal cell wall and inhibits the growth of the fungal organisms. One of the drug’s pharmacologic properties is to block the production of cortisol and corticosteroids in the adrenal glands. Ketoconazole suppresses cortisone hormone synthesis.

This treats fungal infections, yeast infections, skin infections, ringworm, and also Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism).

How is Ketoconazole 200 mg administered?

Ketoconazole 200 mg tablets are administered orally every 12 to 24 hours. The prescription drug’s usual dosage for both dogs and cats is 2.2 – 13 mg per pound of body weight. The dosage should be chosen by the veterinarian depending on the severity of the pet’s condition.

What are the precautions of which you should be aware?

Extreme caution in terms of medical interactions with antacids, phenytoin, phenobarbital, theophylline, cyclosporine, and anticoagulants such as warfarin.

The following list of dogs cannot be prescribed Ketoconazole 200 mg:

  • Pregnant or nursing dogs
  • Allergic to Ketoconazole or similar medications
  • Has liver disease or blood clotting problems
  • Takes cisapride, astemizole, or terfenadine

Always be sure to disclose any other medications that your pet may be taking when speaking with your veterinarian or pharmacist.

What are the potential side effects of which you should be aware?

Ketoconazole 200 mg tablet’s most common adverse reactions reported are vomiting, lethargy, itchiness, inflammation, decreased appetite, anorexia, and diarrhea. Rare effects such as liver toxicity or blood disorders are observed. Taking Ketoconazole 200 mg tablets in divided doses and given with food can reduce the side effects above.

Talk to your pet’s veterinarian before changing any aspect of your pet’s medication regimen.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How long does it take for Ketoconazole 200 mg tablets to work?

    The effects of the treatment may not be seen for one or two weeks, and the treatment duration may extend for several months.

  2. Is there a brand name for Ketoconazole 200 mg?

    Ketoconazole 200 mg is a generic alternative for the topical Nizoral shampoo, topical Ketoisdin gel, and topical Panfungol cream.

  3. Can I receive the product over-the-counter?

    Ketoconazole 200 mg is a prescription-only (Rx). Each bottle has a 100-tablet count.

  4. How do I store Ketoconazole 200 mg?

    Store the medication at room temperature. The bottle must be stored away from excess heat, light, and moisture.

  5. Is Ketoconazole 200 mg safe for young puppies or kittens?

    No. Especially, Ketoconazole 200 mg shouldn’t be used by pregnant, breeding, or nursing dogs unless it is used for a life-threatening infection.

Concluding Thoughts

The most important thing that you should know about Ketoconazole 200 mg is its power to treat internal and external serious fungal infections in both cats and dogs.

DISCLAIMER: FDA law restricts Ketoconazole 200 mg only on order or prescription of a licensed veterinarian for the best pet health care advice. Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427, if this is a suitable product for your pet and your home. This informative article is not meant to substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and professional advice from your veterinarian or other qualified professionals regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

Ketoconazole is the Generic Alternative to Nizoral.

Ingredients

Ketoconazole 200 mg

Ketoconazole, a synthetic imidazole dioxolane derivative, belongs to the antifungal class of drugs. Ketoconazole is indicated for the treatment of infections like fungal, ringworm and yeast and against Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism). The drug is efficient against serious fungal infections like coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis and cryptococcosis, which affect lymph nodes, eyes, bone, skin and respiratory tract (lungs). The active ingredient, Ketoconazole, interacts with the formation of fungal cell wall, inhibiting the growth of the fungal organisms. However, the medication is not effective against infections triggered by bacteria, mites, viruses and parasites (intestinal worms).

Side effects and Warnings

Side effects may include vomiting and diarrhea, loss of appetite, drowsiness, itchiness and rashes. Always give Ketoconazole tablets with food as it may greatly reduce some of the above side effects. This medication may cause liver toxicity or blood disorders.

This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it or similar medications. Do not use in animals with liver disease or clotting problems. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not give this medicine within 2 hours of an antacid.

Do not give Ketoconazole 200mg with cisapride, astemizole or terfenadine. Seek caution when using in conjunction with phenytoin, phenobarbital, theophylline, cyclosporine and anticoagulants such as warfarin. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.

Specifications

It is advised not to use the medication in animals with liver disease, clotting problems and those allergic to medications of this genre. The drug is not recommended for use in pregnant or nursing animals. The medication should not be used within 2 hours of an antacid and with cisapride, astemizole or terfenadine. Extreme caution is required when used with phenobarbital, cyclosporine, theophylline, phenytoin, and anticoagulants such as warfarin. Make sure to inform the veterinarian or pharmacist about the medications the pet is taking. Administering the medication with food could reduce the side effects. Store the medication at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture.

The standard dosage for cats and dogs is 2.2 – 13mg/lbs every 12 – 24 hours. The dosage should be chosen based on the clinical condition of the pet. The effects of the treatment may not be seen for one or two weeks and the treatment duration may extend for several months.

The most commonly observed side effects of ketoconazole include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, itching, inflammation and loss of appetite. In rare instances, side effects like liver toxicity (jaundice- yellowing of skin, eyes or gums) or blood disorders are observed.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

Directions

Ketoconazole 200mg is a prescription drug. Always be sure to disclose any other medications that your pet may be taking when speaking with your veterinarian. In order for Ketoconazole 200mg tablets to be most effective do not skip or miss a dosage unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian. Depending on the condition being treated, the typical dosage for Ketoconazole 200mg for both dogs and cats is 2.2-13mg per pound every 12 to 24 hours.

Care Instructions

Store at room temperature.

Brand

Glenmark

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200mg

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