Enilconazole is a medication that fights fungal infections on the skin of horses and dogs. Enilconazole concentrated solution is available in 100 mL bottles.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- An antifungal solution for use on horses and dogs
- Applied directly on the skin
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- To treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm (dermatophytes) and yeast
Read and follow the prescription label carefully.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed. Your veterinarian’s directions may differ from the information shown below.
Discuss with your veterinarian if you should clean the affected area prior to applying the medication. It may also be necessary to clip the hair around the affected area to assist with the treatment of the skin infection.
Product preparation: Dilute 100 mL enilconazole in 50 parts of lukewarm water, to yield a 0.2% emulsion. Dispose of all unused diluted solutions.
Note: Dermatophytes will extend into the hair follicles. Possible crusts must therefore be removed with a hard brush, which has been soaked in the diluted enilconazole emulsion. Spray the animal entirely at the first treatment to be sure to reach the subclinical lesions as well.
Horse: Wash lesions and the surrounding skin with diluted emulsion every 3 or 4 days, for a total of 4 times. Rub thoroughly in the opposite direction of hair growth ensuring the hair is totally wet.
Dogs: Wash with diluted emulsion every 3 or 4 days, for a total of 4 times. Rub thoroughly in the opposite direction of hair growth ensuring the hair is totally wet. Long-haired dogs should be clipped prior to treatment.
Dose adjustments may be made based upon an assessment of how your dog or horse is responding clinically.
Avoid getting this medication in your pet's eyes, nose, or mouth.
Use this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs. Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Always wash your hands before and after applying any topical medication.
If treating a potentially contagious skin condition, consider using gloves to apply the medication and consult with your veterinarian about further measures to avoid spreading the infection.
Call ahead for refills.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, perform it as soon as you can. If it is already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not perform two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Enilconazole should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Not for use on horses that are to be slaughtered for use in food.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- Enilconazole diluted emulsion is well tolerated. Unlike the concentrated solution, the diluted emulsion is not irritating to the skin or to the eyes and can be licked up by the animals treated without side effects.
- If you notice anything unusual including any signs of skin irritation, redness, or a rash, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS PRODUCT BE USED WHEN MY PET IS RECEIVING OTHER MEDICATIONS?
- Avoid applying other topical medications to the same area as it may affect absorption of Enilconazole
- Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog or horse has accidentally ingested this concentrate or has received more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT HORSES/DOGS SHOULD NOT USE THIS MEDICATION?
- Animals that may be pregnant or nursing
- Animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to this drug should not take this medication
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE USING THIS MEDICATION?
Talk to your veterinarian about:
- When your pet will need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
Tell your veterinarian about:
- If your pet has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced digestive upset now or ever
- If your pet has experienced liver or kidney disease now or ever
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet's medications can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, enilconazole should only be used on the pet for which it was prescribed.
Enilconazole should be only be used for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about enilconazole. If you have any questions or concerns about enilconazole or the condition it was prescribed for, please contact your veterinarian.