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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Ketoconazole?
Talk to your veterinarian about what type of outcome is expected. Have your veterinarian explain the other treatment options that may be available to treat your pet's condition.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver disease or blood disease, or may be pregnant or used for breeding.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking. Also if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
What is the most important information I should know?
Follow your veterinarian's directions and give the full course of Ketoconazole as prescribed. Consult your veterinarian if the animal's condition does not improve or worsens after beginning treatment with Ketoconazole.
Who should not take it?
Ketoconazole is not for use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to it. Not for use in pregnant or lactating animals (female animals nursing their young) and may cause infertility in males. Ketoconazole is also for use in animals with liver disease or clotting problems.
What side effects may be seen when taking Ketoconazole?
May see lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, or liver toxicity (jaundice - yellowing of gums, skin or eyes) or bleeding problems. Consult your veterinarian if you notice any of these.
May see a reversible lightening of the haircoat.
Signs of an allergic reaction may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How is it stored?
Store in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Ketoconazole?
Consult your veterinarian before using Ketoconazole with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, antacids, antidepressants, Mitotane, cisapride, astemizole, terfenadine, digoxin, warfarin or other anticoagulants, hypoglycemic agents, theophylline, cyclosporine, corticosteroids, and many others since interactions may occur.
Do not give with antacids or other products that alkalinize the stomach pH level. If needed, these products may be given 2 hours after the Ketoconazole dose.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the
Patient Information Sheet on this medication.