The FDA recently released their recommendation to manufacturers of the Isoxazoline family of flea and tick preventatives (Nexgard, Bravecto, Simparica) to update the package insert to include seizures and tremors on the list of potential adverse effects of use.
While the FDA reports that they have had a number of patients who have developed these adverse effects, here at Countryside, we have not felt that those side effects are common and continue to encourage our clients to use these preventatives.
We believe the benefits of faster and more thorough tick kill time are immeasurable in the long term.
As always, we continue to monitor our patients for any adverse reactions to ANY medication and will increase our vigilance for adverse effects in patients using this group of preventatives as a result of recent FDA concerns.
If you have any specific concerns regarding your pet and their use of these preventatives, we encourage you to reach out to our office directly to discuss other options available.
For more information, you can read the full FDA release on their website.
Dawn Brooks, DVM, is Chief of Staff at Countryside Veterinary Hospital. She has been a part of our veterinary team since 1999, and is passionate about making sure families are making the right nutritional choices for their pets.