KETOCHLOR (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate)
What is KETOCHLOR (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) used for?
Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) is a medicated shampoo prescribed to treat fungal skin infections affecting dogs and cats. It operates by stopping or slowing the reproduction of fungus cells on the surface of the skin allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection. This can prevent irritation, itchiness, or redness of the skin. Your veterinarian may also prescribe its use for other the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use KETOCHLOR (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate)?
Follow your veterinarian's instructions while using Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally applied once or twice each week while bathing your pet. To use the solution rinse the animal's coat to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of the shampoo, create lather, and spread it evenly over the body. You are recommended to allow the shampoo to soak for five to ten minutes before washing it away. While rinsing the shampoo it is important to prevent it from contacting your pet's mucous membranes such as the eyes or mouth as this may cause unexpected health problems.
What are the side effects of KETOCHLOR (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate)?
Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconat) will normally not cause side effects in most pets when used correctly. Stop using the shampoo and contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any worrying side effects affecting your dog or cat such as loss of appetite, tremors, vomiting, severe diarrhea, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not apply Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. You are also recommended to bring your pet in for a health check before beginning administration to make sure it does not have any health conditions that may lead to unexpected health problems.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian or pharmacist while using Ketochlor (Ketoconazole/Chlorhexidine Gluconate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the pet and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if the animal is used for breeding, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is being given any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if the pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.