Itrafungol is a liquid medicine used to treat ringworm (a fungal infection of the skin usually causing scaling and hair loss). It is to be given directly into the back of the mouth using the syringe provided. Accurate application is possible as long as the cat has been weighed first. An application is given once daily for 7 days. This treatment is then repeated on alternate weeks so that treatment is given on week 1, week 3 and week 5. No treatment is given on week 2 or week 4. Ideally medication is given on an empty stomach to improve absorption.
Ringworm produces spores which can persist in the environment for 18 months, so it is important to sterilise grooming equipment and bedding as much as possible. Ringworm can sometimes affect humans too, so operators should wear gloves and wash hands after handling infected cats. Clipping the hair on cats improves the chances of successful treatment.
Oral solution containing 10 mg itraconazole per ml. Other ingredients include propylene glycol, sorbitol and sodium saccharin.
Legal Category: POM-V
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IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION: this is a Veterinary Prescription Only Medicine (POM-V), which can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon, but may be dispensed by another veterinary surgeon or pharmacist.
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