Pet Medication 101: Fluconazole It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what fluconazole is used for, how it works, and potential side effects in cats and dogs. Always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet any medication. 1. Drug Name: 2. Brand Names: 3. How Dispensed: 4. Forms: 5. DrugType/Class: 6. Uses in Cats and Dogs: 7. How it Works: 8. Side Effects and/or Signs of Overdose: 9. Drug Interactions: 10: Cautionary Statements: Read more: Need to speak with a veterinarian regarding your pet’s medication or another condition? Click here to schedule a video consult to speak to one of our vets. You can also download the FirstVet app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Stores. Are you concerned about your pet?Book a video consultation with an experienced veterinarian within minutes.Professional vet advice onlineLow-cost video vet consultationsOpen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Book Video Consultation 1. Drug Name:fluconazole2. Brand Names:Diflucan, Viaflex3. How Dispensed:Prescription-only4. Forms:Tablets (50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg), powder to reconstitute, injection5. DrugType/Class:Antifungal6. Uses in Cats and Dogs:Treatment for fungal infections such as cryptococcus, blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, aspergillosis, candidiasis, Malassezia, and dermatophytes.7. How it Works:Fluconazole works by inhibiting the production of the fungal cell wall. This causes the fungus to be structurally deficient, making it unable to reproduce or survive.8. Side Effects and/or Signs of Overdose:anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, liver toxicity9. Drug Interactions:benzodiazepines, buspirone, cimetidine, cisapride, colchicine, corticosteroids, certain narcotics, NSAIDs, cyclosporine, diuretics. Fluconazole and these medications can affect each other by increasing the concentration of the drug in the bloodstream.10: Cautionary Statements:Use with caution in patients with liver disease.Read more:Blastomycosis in Dogs and CatsHistoplasmosis in Dogs and CatsMedication Info Sheet: KetoconazoleNeed to speak with a veterinarian regarding your pet’s medication or another condition?Click here to schedule a video consult to speak to one of our vets. You can also download the FirstVet app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Stores.