Veterinary Pharmacy Articles
Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?
Lufenuron is classified as an insect development inhibitor. Your veterinarian has prescribed this medication for the control of the flea population.
How do I give this medication?
- Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. Read the label carefully.
- DO NOT give more medication than directed or more often than directed.
- Have a reminder system in place to indicate when the next dose should be given.
- Give the tablets whole. Do not split tablets.
- Tell your veterinarian if you have more than one animal in the household.
What if I miss giving a dose?
Give the dose as soon as possible and then resume a monthly dosage regimen. Do not give two doses at once.
How do I store this medicine?
- Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
- Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.
- Keep the product away from heat and open flame.
- Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
Potential Side Effects
- The following adverse effects have been reported at a very low rate: vomiting, drowsiness, depression, itching, diarrhea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and reddened skin.
- If this medication is injected into your pet, a small lump may develop at the injection site. This may last for a few weeks.
- If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Possible Drug Interactions
- Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet.
- Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
- To date, drug interactions have not been noted, but only limited data is available.
- Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
PET HEALTH LIBRARY
- The Pet Health Library contains information on some of the most common medical problems of dogs and cats. This information is designed to assist pet owners in better understanding their pets' health problems.
Cat Friendly Practice
- In the United States, there are millions more owned cats than owned dogs, yet cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. A major reason is that it is very stressful to take cats to the veterinary practice and often owners believe their cat doesn't need routine check-ups for wellness and preventive care. The Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program, created by expert feline practitioners, provides a solution to this trend and provides an opportunity for veterinary practices to elevate care for cats and reduce the stress during the visit.