Common brand names
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Uses of Fluralaner
Fluralaner is primarily used as an ectoparasiticide in veterinary medicine to control flea and tick infestations in dogs and cats. It binds to specific receptors in the nervous system of parasites, causing paralysis and death. Fluralaner is typically administered as a chewable tablet or spot-on solution. It is considered to be safe and effective when used as directed. It may also control other ectoparasites like lice, mites, and mosquitoes. It's also used in agriculture as a feed additive to control and prevent external parasites in cattle and sheep. It's important to note that Fluralaner should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity to the compound and should always be used as directed by a veterinarian.
For Cat: It is used to treat and prevent flea infection and control and treat ticks, including American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), castor bean ticks (Ixodes ricinus), castor bean ticks (Ixodes ricinus) and paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus).
For Dog: It is used to treat and prevent flea infection and control and treat ticks like American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), castor bean ticks (Ixodes ricinus), lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), and marsh ticks (Dermacentor reticulatus) and paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus).
Please check the label for exact parasite control in your region, as Fluralaner is approved for different uses in each country.
Method of application
Fluralaner is usually administered topically or orally for dogs, while it is just topically only for cats.
Dosage and administration
The dosage and administration of fluralaner will vary depending on the specific product and the animal for which it is intended. However, it is typically administered as a chewable tablet or spot-on solution, and it's usually recommended to be given every 30 days.
For dogs, the recommended dosage is:
- Bravecto Chewable Tablets: one chewable tablet every 12 weeks.
- Bravecto Plus Topical Solution: one pipette per treatment, every 12 weeks.
For cats, the recommended dosage is:
- Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats: one pipette per treatment, every 12 weeks.
It's important to note that these are general recommendations, and the exact dosage and administration will depend on the animal's weight, species, and condition. Always consult a veterinarian for specific instructions on administering fluralaner to your pet. It's also important to read and follow the product label instructions and precautions.
It's also important to note that fluralaner is not recommended for use in animals under eight weeks of age or less than 2 kg. In addition, it should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity to the compound.
Possible side effects
Fluralaner is considered to be safe and effective when used as directed. However, like with any medication, there is a risk of side effects. The most common side effects of fluralaner in dogs include vomiting, diarrhea, and decreased appetite. These side effects are usually temporary and mild.
Less common side effects include:
- Itching, redness, or hair loss at the site of application in dogs and cats
- Changes in behavior, such as agitation or lethargy.
- In rare cases, seizures have been reported in dogs.
If you notice any of these side effects or other unusual symptoms in your pet, it is important to contact your veterinarian immediately.
It's also important to note that fluralaner should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity to the compound and should always be used as directed by a veterinarian. In addition, it's important to keep the product out of reach of children and other animals.
If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, stop using and seek emergency medical attention immediately.
When using fluralaner, it is important to follow these precautions:
- Please consult a veterinarian before using a fluralaner on animals with a known hypersensitivity to the compound or any of its ingredients.
- Use the product only as directed by a veterinarian and follow the dosage and administration instructions on the product label.
- Keep the product out of reach of children and other animals to prevent accidental ingestion.
- Do not use the product on animals under eight weeks of age or less than 2 kg.
- Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or mouth, and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling the product.
- Use with caution in animals with a history of seizures or neurological disorders.
- Do not use simultaneously with other antiparasitics unless advised by a veterinarian.
- Before administering the medication, check your pet for ticks and fleas, and remove any ticks or fleas before application.
- Monitor your pet after application for any signs of adverse reactions, such as vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in behavior.
- Always consult your veterinarian if you have any concerns or questions about using a fluralaner on your pet.
By following these precautions, you can help ensure the safe and effective use of fluralaner for your pet.
Signs of toxicity
Fluralaner is considered safe when used as directed. However, as with any medication, there is a risk of toxicity if an animal is exposed to excessive amounts of the drug. Signs of toxicity may include:
- Vomiting and diarrhea are the most common signs of toxicity and may occur within a few hours of ingestion.
- Loss of appetite: Animals may lose their appetite and stop eating.
- Lethargy and weakness: The animal may become tired and weak and have trouble standing or walking.
- Seizures: In rare cases, seizures have been reported in dogs.
- Neurological signs: such as ataxia, disorientation, tremors, and muscle tremors.
- Skin irritation: such as redness, itching, or hair loss at the application site.
If you suspect that your animal has been exposed to excessive amounts of fluralaner or is showing signs of toxicity, contact your veterinarian immediately. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action, which may include providing supportive care or inducing vomiting to remove the drug from the animal's system.
It's important to note that fluralaner should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity to the compound and should always be used as directed by a veterinarian. In case of accidental ingestion or overdose, seek emergency veterinary medical attention.
Topical Spot-On: Always store in original packaging below 77°F (25°C).
Chews: Store below 86°F (30°C).
The information provided on this page is for normal reference only and is not intended to replace veterinary advice or packaging label. You should consult your vet first. Here may have included only some of the uses, side effects, brand names, or applications.