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Fluralaner

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  • Bravecto Plus Topical Solution for Cats (with Moxidectin)

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Uses of Fluralaner

Fluralaner is an acaricide and insecticide used to treat external parasites in dogs and cats.

For dogs: Used to prevent and treat flea infestations, and treat and control ticks including black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), American dogs ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), marsh ticks (Dermacentor reticulatus), castor bean ticks (Ixodes ricinus) and paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus).

For cats: Used to prevent and treat flea infestations, and treat and control ticks including black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), American dogs ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), castor bean ticks (Ixodes ricinus) and paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus).

As Fluralaner is approved for different uses in each country, please check the label for specific parasites controlled in your area.

Method of application

Fluralaner is administered orally or topically for dogs, and typically only for cats.

Dosage and administration

Fluralaner dosage is based on your animal’s body weight. Please ensure that you weigh your pet and use the correct product to prevent overdose. Do not give Fluralaner chews to cats.

Topical solutions should be applied as directed on the product label to ensure maximum efficacy, and to ensure the product is applied where the animal cannot lick it.

Chews should be given with or around the same time as food. They can be offered directly to the dog as a treat, broken up and added to food, or administered as any other tablet.

For the treatment of fleas and most ticks, Fluralaner chews or topical treatment should be administered every 12 weeks. For the treatment of American dog ticks and Lone star ticks, Fluralaner should be administered every 8 weeks. Please check the product label for details of parasite protection in your country.

In areas where paralysis ticks may be present, searching and removal of ticks should be carried out daily.

Treatment with Fluralaner may begin at any time of year and can be continued year-round without interruption.

Possible side effects

Oral administration: The most commonly reported side effects are mild and transient gastrointestinal effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite and drooling. Less common side effects include convulsions and lethargy.

Topical administration: The most commonly reported side effects are mild and transient skin conditions including erythema and pruritus or alopecia. Other reported side effects in cats include vomiting, tremors, hypersalivation, and lethargy.

Precautions

To prevent overdose, products should be used only as directed, and only on the animal for which they are intended. Fluralaner chews are for canine use only and must not be given to cats.

Topical solutions are for external use only and should not be ingested.

Not suitable for dogs under 6 months of age or weighing less than 4.4 pounds (2kg).

Not suitable for cats under 6 months of age or weighing less than 2.6 pounds (1.2 kg).

May be used with pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs. Fluralaner has not been established safe for use with pregnant, breeding or lactating cats.

Signs of toxicity

There is limited information available on Fluralaner toxicity. If you suspect your dog or cat has had an overdose, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

Storage

Chews: Store below 86°F (30°C).

Topical solution: Store in original packaging below 77°F (25°C).

Disclaimer

This information is provided for general reference only and is not intended to replace the packaging label or veterinary advice. This page may not include all side effects, uses, brand names or applications.

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