Ketoconazole in tablet form is used to treat fungal infections. It is also used to treat Cushing's disease. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Ketoconazole tablets require a prescription from your veterinarian.
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Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication that blocks the formation of cortisol in the adrenal glands and for that reason is used in the treatment of Cushing's disease.
Ketoconazole can interact with many other drugs. Fully disclose to your veterinarian any medications your pet is taking before giving ketoconazole. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals.
Results of treatment may not be seen for 1 or 2 weeks and the duration of treatment may last up to several months. The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects. Make sure you complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your pet feels better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse or prevent the development of resistance.
Store this product at room temperature.
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.