Ketoconale tablets 200mg are anti-fungal tablets classified in the same drug family as Fluconazole.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Ketoconale tablets are used to treat skin conditions such as pyodermas and other skin infections.
A Pyoderma is a localized infection of the skin characterized by an abscess or puss-filled lesion. Pets easily become infected with the Pyoderma condition through open wounds on the skin. The infection is localized caused by bacteria entering the wound and thriving. The condition can affect the superficial layers of the skin or become deep within the tissues. A feline or canine affected with a Pyoderma will display numerous symptoms such as alopecia, itching, a skin crusting formation, pustules, discharge from the infection, and noted lesions on the skin.
Infections caused by yeast or bacteria of the skin are referred to as an opportunistic infection.
Opportunistic infections can be caused by seborrhea oleosa, immune deficient conditions, or by prescription medications such as corticosteroids. Seborrhea oleosa is an over production of oils from the oil glands. Oils are naturally produced to strengthen the hair and protect the skin from over during as well as infections. An over production of this aliment causes a yeast, skin infection known as Malassezia dermatitis. Malassezia dermatitis causes pets to develop aliments such as thickening of the skin,Hyperpigmentation (dark pigmented skin), a musty odor, scaly or crusty skin, flaky skin, Itching and redness, and even chronic or recurrent otitis externa(ear infections).
Pet aliments associated with fungal and bacterial infections include; thickening of the skin, Hyper-pigmentation (dark pigmented skin), a musty odor, scaly or crusty skin, flaky skin, Itching and redness, and even chronic or recurrent otitis externa (ear infections).
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Canine breeds most commonly diagnosed with this aliment include; West Highland white terrier, Basset hound, Australian terrier, Cocker spaniel, Shetland sheepdog, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Silky terrier, Maltese terrier, Poodle, and the Lhasa apso.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. What adverse effects from the product should I be aware of?
Side effects which could be noted by a pet owner while taking this medication include; diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, appetite decrease, or an adverse allergy.
2. What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Discontinue use and seek the care of a veterinary professional promptly.
3. Can this product cause an allergic reaction in my pet?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to the drug include; hives, excessive drinking, and irregular breathing patterns. Other possible side effects include; cataracts, convulsions, seizures, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and decreased appetite.
4. Can I administer this product with my pet’s food?
a. Medication can be given with food if pet develops sensitivity to the product.
FDA restricts this product from being used by anyone other than a licensed veterinarian.
The product must not be accessible to children.
This product is meant to be used only for dogs and cats.
This product has not been tested for use in pregnant or lactating females.
Read the entire content of the label before each use.
Products handled improperly can become hazardous to both humans and animals. Read label instructions carefully and follow accordingly.
Animals: Dogs and cats with previous allergies. Reduce chances of allergic reactions by discussing all patient history before use. Not labeled for use in cats.
Humans: Not intended for human use. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and mucus membranes while handling this product. In case of accidental ingestion contact a Poison Control Center or physician immediately.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.
If in eyes: If product residue affects the eyes, keep the affected eye open while flushing said eye with water. If individual wears contact lenses, remove the contact and continue flushing eye for five minutes. Continue to cleanse the eye for 20 minutes and contact a medical physician if irritation occurs.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store Ketoconazole at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Ketoconazole is the generic name for Nizoral. Generic and brand name products work in the same way but range in price.