Frontline Spray (Fipronil)
What is Frontline Spray (Fipronil) used for?
Frontline Spray (Fipronil) is a topical spray used to control flea and tick infestations affecting cats or dogs. The medication is a broad spectrum insecticide that operates by affecting the internal nervous symptoms of the parasites to eliminate a current infection or to prevent any new infestations from occurring. Your veterinarian may prescribe it to treat other unlisted infections, as well.
How should I use Frontline Spray (Fipronil)?
Follow your veterinarian's instructions while using Frontline Spray (Fipronil) to get the most effective results from treatment. The spray is normally applied every thirty days at a dosage of one pump per pound of body weight of your pet. The sprays should be applied to each side of the animal including its legs, stomach, back, shoulders, and neck. To apply the spray to the face, pump one spray into a gloved hand and gently rub over the animal's face being careful to avoid the eyes, nose, and other mucous membranes. Always wear latex gloves when applying the medicine and gently ruffle the animal's coat after each spray to make sure all areas are treated. Ask your pharmacist or veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Frontline Spray (Fipronil)?
Frontline Spray (Fipronil) will not cause side effects in most animals when applied correctly. Immediately halt use of the spray and contact your veterinarian if you notice any unusual or worrying symptoms affecting your pet such as lethargy, vomiting, severe diarrhea, or seizures. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction including severe skin reactions, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require adjustments to your pet's dosage or application frequency to prevent more problems from appearing.
Frontline Spray (Fipronil) is only meant to be used externally and should not be applied to skin that is broken, severely damaged, or close to mucous membranes as this may result in unexpected health problems.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian or pharmacist while using Frontline Spray (Fipronil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if the animal is pregnant or nursing, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.