Vetconazole Capsule – 100 / 200 mg

Description:

  • Itraconazole is used to treat a variety of fungal infections. It belongs to a class of drugs known as azole antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungi.

Composition:

Each hard gelatin capsule contains: 

  • Itraconazole Pellets
  • Equivalent to Itraconazole BP     100mg, 200 mg
  • Approved colors used in hard gelatin capsule shell

Features:

  • Second generation Antifungals, Azole
  • For Systemic fungal infections
  • Activity is (10-100 times greater)
  • Infections treated by itraconazole include cryptococcosis (cats), and dermatophyte infections (dogs and cats).

Indications:

  • Fungal infection of skin
  • Claws and bone infection  
  • Respiratory infections

Benefits:

Presentation:  100, 200 mg (1X10 tablets)

Dosage:  5-10 mg/kg body weight, rest refer pack insert

Dosage for Specific Conditions:

  • Malassezia dermatitis: 5 – 10 mg/kg PO once daily
  • Pulse therapy for Malassezia dermatitis: 5 mg/kg for 2 consecutive days per week for 3 weeks
  • Dermatophytosis: 5 mg/kg PO once daily..
  • Blastomycosis: 5 mg/kg PO once daily for at least 30 days after all signs of disease have resolved (treatment must persist for at least 60 – 90 days). 
  • Nasal Aspergillosis: 5 mg/kg pO twice daily for at least 90 days. Because of expense, larger dogs may require a more cost effective treatment such as 1% topical clotrimazole in nasal passages and sinuses.
  • Histoplasmosis: 10 mg/kg daily PO; given with food; if dog has intestinal histoplasmosis, treat with amphotericinB initialy.
  • coccidiomycosis: 5 – 10 mg/kg PO once daily; may need to treat for 6 – 12 months
  • Sporotrichosis: 5 – 10 mg/kg once daily for 30 days beyond complete resolution of detectable lesions.
  • Pythiosis or lagendiosis : 10 mg/kg PO once daily (with terbinafine at 5 – 10 mg/kg PO q24h) for at least 2 months after surgery.
  • zygomycosis (after aggressive surgical resection: 5 – 10 mg/kg PO q24h. For non-resectable lesions, either itraconazole for 3 – 6 months or amphotericin B lipid complex. Recurrence is possible with either surgical or medical therapy.
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