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Are you able to tell me the name of the products you have for the flea treatment?
The flea product Advantage 2 made Bayer
Thank you for that information. Please give me just a few minutes to type out some information for you
Advantage 2 is labeled for puppies 7 weeks and older. The most common side effects of the medication would be local sensitivity (like tingling skin). Although rare, any medication could cause decrease in activity or not wanting to eat.
Any possibility of seizures?
I'm am looking through a few different pharmacy sources to find that particular chance of reaction. Please give me just a couple minutes
I apologize, the label I have found for the Advantage II does not discuss the side effect numbers in the clinical studies. I will continue to look for you, however, if you are short on time and would like a faster answer, I can "opt out" of the question to allow another expert to weigh in with their knowledge.
No, it is ok, I am still doing my work. I would appreciate if you can continue your research. Thank you.
I have switched formats due to my inability to get the "chat" to work, but please continue to post your questions to me until I have answered them all :-) Thank you for your patience Nicole. Essentially, the active ingredients of Advantage II are similar to Capstar and methoprene (one of the ingredients in Frontline Plus). In my professional opinion, I believe the risk of the Advantage II causing a seizure is very low. Obviously every dog reacts differently to different medications, however, the Advantage II would not have been approved for use if it commonly caused seizures.If you are very concerned about side effects, it would reasonable to wait until tomorrow to apply the medication. That way, there are many veterinarian offices open and available if you do have any issues.