Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene)
What is Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene) used for?
Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene) is a topical medication used to prevent and eliminate flea and tick infections affecting your dog or cat. The solution contains a combination of ingredients that disables and kills existing parasites while also destroying their eggs to prevent further infections. This treatment is waterproof and will kill any fleas within twelve hours of application allowing them to be washed away. It should be noted that this medications is only meant to be used on dogs or cats that are over eight weeks old.
How should I use Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene)?
Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene) should always be used according to your veterinarian's instructions and those included with the packaging to get the best results from treatment. One pre-measured application is normally used every three to four weeks. The best regimen will be determined by your pet's current health and the severity of its symptoms. To administer these remove one pipette from the packaging, open the top, and apply it to three points on the animal's back including the base of the neck, middle of the back, and the lower back. When applying the drop it is suggested to pull apart the coat and apply it directly to the skin. There is no need to massage it into the skin as it will be absorbed and distributed throughout the body. Always wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting your skin or mucous membranes as this may lead to unexpected health problems.
What are the side effects of Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene)?
Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene) will not cause side effects in most pets when applied correctly. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any unusual symptoms including fatigue, tremors, loss of hair, intense vomiting or diarrhea, or signs of an allergic reaction such as skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more complications from occurring.
It is important to be sure you purchase the correct type of Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene) to treat your cat or dog as the incorrect dosage may cause serious health problems including death. Do not apply the solution to skin that is broken or severely damaged. You are also advised to bring your pet in for a medical check before beginning use to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to stop potential health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Frontline Plus (Fipronil/S-Methoprene). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.