Skip to Content

fipronil

Pronunciation: fip-ro'nil

Definition: A phenylpyrazole parasiticide agent that is available as pourable topical solution and spray for flea and tick infestation in dogs and cats; mechanism of action is to disrupt chloride passage through gamma amino butyric acid–mediated channels in nerve cell membranes, resulting in terminal neurologic malfunction. Commercial solutions are flammable.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide