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Fluconazole is a medication that prevents and treats yeast infections along with fungal infections and ringworm.
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* Treats serious fungal infections, especially of the central nervous system
* Used to treat some yeast infections and ringworm
* May be used in Cats and Dogs
Dosage and Administration:
It is administered orally as a tablet per the dosing instructions prescribed by the veterinarian.
Yeast Infections can be hard to combat, so a successful treatment may take several weeks.
How long your pet will require Fluconazole depends on the severity of the yeast infection.
Your pet should be given the full course of the medication prescribed to prevent a relapse of the yeast infection and a resistance to the medication.
How does it work?:
Fluconazole works by impairing the growth of an organism that causes a yeast infection, by interfering with the enzymes that make up its cellular walls. The walls or membranes of the organisms are created by lanosterol, which gets converted to ergosterol. A lack of ergosterol will cause the cellular walls to become weak and leak, thus causing the organism to die. The medication, when first taken, is fully absorbed within two hours.
* A loss of appetite.
* Less common side effects: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and a lack of energy.
* More serious side effects include anemia, jaundice and a rash.
* Dark urine or jaundice due to liver failure
* Pale tongue, gums, and nose
Dogs that are pregnant, nursing or that have liver or kidney disease should not be given fluconazole.
Fluconazole may react with these drugs:
* Amphotericin B
Signs of an allergic reaction to fluconazole:
* Swelling of the face, scratching, sudden diarrhea and hives.
* Other serious reactions are shock, gums that are pale, limbs that feel cold, shock and coma.
If a dog has any of these side effects, he should be seen by a veterinarian.