1. Give itraconazole with high-fat foods (eg, cheese, cream, butter) to increase absorption.
2. This drug has many drug interactions; do not start new medications without first checking with your veterinarian or pharmacist.
3. Gastrointestinal eff ects (eg, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea) are the most common side eff ects, especially in cats. Watch for persistent vomiting, poor appetite, or yellowing of gums or whites of the eyes (jaundice). If these signs are seen, stop giving the drug, and contact your veterinarian immediately, as liver toxicity is possible.
4. Only use itraconazole when absolutely necessary in pregnant or breeding animals, as this drug may cause birth defects in animals and reduce fertility in males.