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Thu Sep 20, 2018, 01:51 PM

FDA Alerts Pet Owners,Vets About Potential for Adverse Events Associated with some Flea Products

FDA Alerts Pet Owners and Veterinarians About Potential for Neurologic Adverse Events Associated with Certain Flea and Tick Products

September 20, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class.

Since these products have obtained their respective FDA approvals, data received by the agency as part of its routine post-marketing activities indicates that some animals receiving Bravecto, Nexgard or Simparica have experienced adverse events such as muscle tremors, ataxia, and seizures. Another product in this class, Credelio, recently received FDA approval. These products are approved for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations, and the treatment and control of tick infestations.

The FDA is working with manufacturers of isoxazoline products to include new label information to highlight neurologic events because these events were seen consistently across the isoxazoline class of products.

The FDA carefully reviewed studies and other data on Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica prior to approval, and these products continue to be safe and effective for the majority of animals. The agency is asking the manufacturers to make the changes to the product labeling in order to provide veterinarians and pet owners with the information they need to make treatment decisions for each pet on an individual basis. Veterinarians should use their specialized training to review their patients’ medical histories and determine, in consultation with pet owners, whether a product in the isoxazoline class is appropriate for the pet.

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https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm620934.htm?utm_campaign=9-20-2018-fleatick&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elqTrackId=260F27533D217FCDCEEBDC7D51C3D4E3&elq=17bc4b85f23840f8b2896613f507700b&elqaid=5155&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4126

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Fri Sep 21, 2018, 08:16 AM

1. I give my dog bravecto...Thanks for this heads up

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 01:30 PM

2. Always trying to look out for our "kids"...

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