Pet Medication 101: FluconazoleIt’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. 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.