This antifungal preparation contains the active ingredient, Terbinafine which is a broad spectrum antifungal and is effective against skin infections caused by fungus, yeasts and moulds such as ringworm, hots spots and Schnauzer bumps. It is more effective than other topical antifungals (eg. Clotrimazole and Oxiconazole) because it kills fungus causing the skin infections (fungicidal) and does not just inhibit the growth of fungus (fungistatic). It has shorter duration of treatment in comparison to other topical antifungals.
It is considered to act through inhibition of fungal sterol synthesis. It works by preventing the formation of substances needed by the fungus to grow and develop, which causes weakness and death of the fungus.
Fungi grow rapidly especially in hot and moist weather. Fungal infections affecting pets are most commonly found on the skin, coat and nails. In dogs, about 70% of cases are caused by Microsporum canis, 20% by Microsporum gypseum, and 10% by Trichophyton mentagropphytes; in cats, 98% of cases are caused by Microsporum canis.
Both gel and lotion contain waterproof agent and this antifungal gel does not contain water. Moisture is a risk factor and can promote growth of fungus. The waterproof agent provides water resistance and protects the infected areas.
Penetration enhancers help to promote better absorption and increase bioavailability of the active drug. Enhanced penetration ensures that the active drug reach deeper into infected areas and also ensures higher retention rate of drug. It also contains ingredient that help to soothe dry flaky skin and promote faster healing.
Active ingredient: Terbinafine Skin Care HCl – 1% w/w or w/v
Directions of use: Clean and dry the infected skin thoroughly before application. Then, apply a thin layer of the gel or lotion onto the infected skin once or twice daily. Rub the gel or lotion gently. Continue the treatment for 1 to 2 weeks. To prevent recurrence, the treatment should be continued for at least 1 to 2 weeks after all signs of infection have cleared.
A longer treatment period may be needed for severe cases. The above treatment may be repeated if the infection recurs. If the condition does not improve or gets worse, please consult a veterinarian. For external use only. Avoid in contact with eyes, nose and mouth. Suitable for all breeds of dog, cat and small animal. Not to be taken in.