Lufenuron

By Lifelearn Inc.

Medications

December 8, 2008

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 fleas.

How do I give this medication?

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"Give the tablets whole. Do not split tablets."
  • 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.
  • Make sure that you tell your veterinarian about all the animals in your household so that the appropriate treatment recommendations can be made.

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.

What are the 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.

Are there any possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian if you are giving your pet any other medication or supplements.
  • Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may be anticipated. If this occurs, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
  • To date, no drug interactions have been noted, but only limited data is available.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
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