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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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Pharmocokinetics

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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

  • Fischer M A, Hutchison M J, Jacobs D E & Dick I G C (1994)Comparative efficacy of fenthion, dichlorovos/fenitrothion and permethrin against the flea, Ctenocephalides felis, on the dog.JSAP35(5), 244-246.
  • Everett R E, Cunningham J R, Cox D D & Arthur R G (1986)Efficacy of fenthion solution against repeated flea infestations of dogs.Canine Practice13(1), 6-8.
  • Arthur R G, Cox D D, McCurdy H D & Schmidt J A (1989)Evaluating how well fenthion and cythionate control fleas on dogs.Vet Med84(5), 552-556.

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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