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What is KETOCHLOR (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) used for?
Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) is a topical medication used to treat or prevent skin infections affecting cats or dogs. It contains a combination of an antifungal medication and an antibacterial antiseptic that operate by preventing or destroying fungus and bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control and destroy the infection. This makes it useful for treating dermatitis, itchiness, or irritation caused by fungal or bacterial infections. Your veterinarian may prescribe this medicine to be used along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use KETOCHLOR (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate)?
Always use Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) according to your veterinarian`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally applied once or twice each week while washing your pet to get the best results and prevent irritation from overuse. Thoroughly rinse your pet before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin from its coat and skin. Apply a small amount of shampoo to the skin, create lather, and distribute it evenly over the body of the animal. You are suggested to allow the shampoo to soak for five to ten minutes to allow it to be absorbed into the skin. Thoroughly rinse the shampoo from your pet`s skin preventing it from contacting any mucous membranes including the eyes or mouth. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of KETOCHLOR (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate)?
Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) will not cause side effects in most pets when used correctly. Stop using the shampoo and contact your veterinarian as soon as possible if you witness any unusual or worrying symptoms such as increased irritation, deterioration of the symptoms being treated, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or immediate medical assistance in serious or life threatening situations to prevent further complications.
Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) is only meant to be used to treat dogs and cats and should not be applied to other animals including humans. Do not apply the medication to skin that is broken or severely damaged. You are also recommended to bring your pet to the veterinarian for a medical check before use to ensure it does not have any underlying problems that may cause unexpected complications.
Strictly use Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) on your animal as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by the veterinarian. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the animal`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating it for.
Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) may not be safe or suitable for all animals. Always ensure the veterinarian is informed if your animal is used for breeding and is pregnant, being given any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing conditions.
Seek immediate veterinary attention or proceed to your nearest veterinarian if your animal suffers a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include abnormal breathing, diarrhoea, swelling, hives or skin rashes.