Oral Ketoconazole update!

The FDA has taken actions regarding the use of oral ketoconazole, including limiting its use, due to liver and adrenal gland damage and potentially harmful interactions with other drugs. The FDA states that ketoconazole should not be a first-line treatment for any fungal infection. Although these recommendations are based on human use, we can expect that it will impact the drug’s use in veterinary medicine as well.

This could affect treatment of chronic ear and skin infections (yeast) in dogs with allergies!

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