Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Itraconazole

Introduction

Name

  • Itraconazole.

Class of drug

  • Triazol antifungal.

Description

Storage requirements

  • Store capsules at room temperature protected from light and moisture.
  • Oral suspension stored in refrigerator for up to one month.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Antacids, H2 antagonists and adsorbents
  • May reduce the absorption of itraconazole   Aluminum antacid  .
  • In man may inhibit metabolism of antihistamines, oral hypoglycemics, antiepileptics, cisapride and ciclosporin.
  • The significance of these interactions in veterinary species has not been studied.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Medleau L, Gilbert J J & Marks M A (1995)Itraconazole for the treatment of cryptococcosis in cats.JVIM9, 39-42.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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