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Fenthion

Contributor(s): Stephen Barr, Carl Jones

Introduction

Name

  • Fenthion.

Class of drug

  • Organophosphorus.

Description

Chemical name

  • O,O-Dimethyl O-3-methyl-4-methylthiophenyl phosphorothioate.

Molecular formula

  • C10H15O3PS2.

Molecular weight

  • 287.3.

Physical properties

  • Colorless to brown liquid with a slight, garlic-like odor.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Do not use within 10-14 days of other organophosphorus compounds or cholinesterases.
  • Avoid using acepromazine or other phenothiazines within 1 month if using organophosphorous compounds as their effects could be enhanced.
  • Avoid using DMSO.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Fisher M A, Hutchison M J, Jacobs D E et al (1994) Comparative efficacy of fenthion, dichlorvos/fenitrothion and permethrin against the flea, Ctenocephalides felis, on the dog. JSAP 35 (5), 244-246 VetMedResource.
  • Arthur R G, Cox D D, McCurdy H D & Schmidt J A (1989) Evaluating how well fenthion and cythionate control fleas on dogs. Vet Med 84 (5), 552-556.
  • Everett R E, Cunningham J R, Cox D D et al (1986) Efficacy of fenthion solution against repeated flea infestations of dogs. Canine Practice 13 (1), 6-8 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Plumb D C (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn. Iowa State University press, Ames, Iwoa. pp 750.

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