Veterinary Pharmacy Articles
Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?
Fipronil is an antiparasitic agent prescribed by your veterinarian for treatment of fleas and ticks in dogs and cats.
How do I give this medication?
- Apply this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
- DO NOT apply more medication than directed or more often than directed.
- Have a reminder system in place to indicate when the next dose should be applied.
- Make sure that the product does not contaminate food, water or feed.
- Wear latex gloves when applying the product and wash hands with soap and water afterwards.
- Avoid contact with the animal until the medication is dry.
- Do not reapply for 30 days.
What if I miss giving a dose?
Apply the dose as soon as possible. Contact your veterinarian if you have missed applying the dose by more than a few days. Do not apply 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
- A temporary irritation may develop at the site of administration.
- Hypersensitivity has been rarely reported.
- 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.
- There are no known drug interactions, however, certain medications may interact with insecticides.
- 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.