Itrafungol

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What is Itrafungol?
Itrafungol is an antifungal oral solution for cats. It is meant for the treatment of dermatophytosis (ringworm) caused by Microsporum Canis (fungus) in cats. Itrafungol is available in a 52 ml 10mg/ml bottle and includes an oral dosing syringe for easy administration. Itrafungol requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:
Cats

Benefits:
Treats dermatophytosis (ringworm)
Easy administration with included oral dosing syringe
How does Itrafungol work?
Itrafungol contains the active ingredient, itraconazole. When ingested, Itrafungol causes irreversible structural degeneration of the fungi by selectively binding to certain fungal proteins.

Cautions:
For oral use in cats only. Do not give to pregnant, breeding, or lactating cats. Do not give to cats that are hypersensitive to itraconazole. Use with caution in cats with renal dysfunction and impaired liver function. Cats suffering from heart disease should be carefully monitored during treatment.

Brand Name:
Itrafungol (Elanco)

Generic Name:
Itraconazole

What is the most important thing I should know about Itrafungol?
Itrafungol is for oral use in cats only and requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Itrafungol is an antifungal oral solution used to treat dermatophytosis, also known as ringworm. Itrafungol can be given with or without food. The solution is available in a 52 ml 10mg/ml bottle and comes with an oral dosing syringe. The solution should be administered orally using the enclosed graduated dosing syringe. Do not invert the bottle when filling the syringe.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving my pet Itrafungol?
Tell your veterinarian if your cat is pregnant, breeding or lactating. Tell your veterinarian if your cat is hypersensitive to Itrafungol’s active ingredient, itraconazole. Consult with your veterinarian if your cat has renal dysfunction, impaired liver function, or heart disease.

How should Itrafungol be given to my pet?
Itrafungol should be administered orally using the enclosed graduated dosing syringe. The daily dosage is 5 mg/kg (0.5 ml/kg) body weight administered once daily on alternating weeks for 3 treatment cycles. Cats are treated during weeks 1, 3, and 5 and left untreated during weeks 2 and 4. Each line on the dosing syringe represents 0.05 ml of oral solution. Keep the bottle upright and insert the dosing syringe through the opening on the top of the bottle. Do not invert the bottle. Fill the syringe by pulling the plunger until it reaches the graduation corresponding to the correct ml dose as indicated at the top of the syringe ring. Slowly and gently administer the liquid into the mouth, allowing your cat to swallow the product. For cats weighing over 13 lbs, the total dose will need to be calculated and given over two doses as the dosing syringe only holds 3.0 ml of solution.

What are the potential side effects of Itrafungol?
Side effects of Itrafungol may include hypersalivation during or immediately following dosing, vomiting, and loose stool.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Itrafungol to my pet?
Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not give a double dose.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Itrafungol?
If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian.

What should I avoid while giving Itrafungol to my pet?
Avoid giving to pregnant, breeding or lactating pets. Do not give to pets that are hypersensitive to itraconazole.

What other drugs will affect Itrafungol?
Tell your veterinarian about any medications or supplements your pet is taking. Itrafungol may interact with amitriptyline, amlodipine, benzodiazepines, buspirone, cisapride, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, ivermectin, and macrolide antibiotics.

Additional information

Supply

52 mL vial

Strength

10 mg/mL itraconazole

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