Chemical name:Lufenuron; PWPJGUXAGUPAHP-UHFFFAOYSA-N; n-[[2,5-dichloro-4-(1,1,2,3,3,3
What is lufenuron?
Lufenuron is the active ingredient in the veterinary flea control medication program, and one of the two active ingredients in the flea, heartworm, ringworm and anthelmintic medicine milbemycinoxime/lufenuron(Sentinel)
What is lufenuron used for?
Lufenuron is an insect growth regulator that controls flea infestations in dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets. It is frequently found in combination with other medications such as milbemycin and/or praziquantel.
How long does it take for lufenuron to work(how fast does lufenuron work)?
If lufenuron is administered to pets already highly infested with adult fleas (i.e. therapeutically), either it is used together with a flea adulticide, or it will take about one month for the population to be substantially reduced.
How does lufenuron work?
Lufenuron, a benzoylurea pesticide, inhibits the production of chitin in insects. Without chitin, a larval flea will never develop a hard outer shell (exoskeleton). With its inner organs exposed to air, the insect dies from dehydration soon after hatching or molting (shedding its old, smaller shell).
What are the lufenuron side effects?
Side effects are uncommon but may include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, tiredness, reddening of the skin, or itchiness. The injectable form may cause a small lump at the injection site that should resolve in a few weeks.