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Reptiles

Enilconazole

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, David Perpinan

Introduction

Name

  • Enilconazole.

Class of drug

  • Synthetic imidazole anti-fungal agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • 1-[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-prop-2-enoxyethyl]imidazole.

Molecular formula

  • C14H14Cl2N2O.

Molecular weight

  • 297.18.

Physical properties

  • Slightly yellow to brown crystalline powder or solidified oil.
  • Soluble in acetone, ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, xylene, toluene and benzene.
  • Soluble in water at 0.18 g/L (pH 7.6, 20°C/68°F).

Storage requirements

  • Store at room temperature and protected from light; however, it has good stability at higher temperatures and under some light exposure.
  • It can be used within three months after the bottle is opened.

Uses

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Indications

  • Fungal skin infections .
  • Potent antifungal action against dermatophytes.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Knotkova Z, Mazanek S, Hovorka M et al (2005) Haematology and plasma chemistry of Bornean river turtles suffering from shell necrosis and haemogregarine parasites. Veterinarni Medicina 50 (9), 421-426 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Girling S J & Raiti P (2004) BSAVA Manual of Reptiles. BSAVA, UK. pp 383.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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