Several investigations into heartworm medication Trifexis has pet owners concerned about their pet’s health. The popular dog medicine designed to kill fleas, control parasites and prevent heartworm has been linked to a number of pet deaths.
Although the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement that there is no solid evidence linking the drug to animal deaths, they will be reviewing all available information on Trifexis to determine if actions, such as label changes, need to be made.
Investigative reports allege that the number of death rates in eight months over Trifexis have grown by nearly 40 percent. Approximately 965 complaints have been made to the FDA regarding the medication.
According to the label on Trifexis, the drug can cause vomiting, itching and decreased activity. However, those who have made complaints about the drug say their dog experienced loss of muscle control, loss of thirst, seizures and even liver failure.
Many veterinarians believe that the drug is safe and note that they even use the medication on their own pets. Nonetheless, pet owners should always be on the lookout for any issues their pet may be having to a medication.
Additionally, pet owners whose dogs have suffered adverse reactions should report them to the drug maker, Elanco, and to the FDA online or by telephone.
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