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Medications

  • Famciclovir (brand name Famvir®) is an anti-viral medication used to treat feline herpesvirus (FHV-1). Famciclovir comes in tablet form; however your veterinarian may compound it into a liquid form. The usual side effects of famciclovir include decreased appetite and increased amounts of urine. Any side effects should be reported to your veterinarian.

  • Famotidine is a histamine-blocking agent. It helps reduce the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach. Famotidine has been used for treating or helping to manage gastric or duodenal ulcers. It has also been used to treat gastritis and reflux conditions.

  • Fenbendazole is a broad-spectrum de-wormer that is used to treat many of the intestinal parasites that affect pet animals.

  • Finasteride is a medication used in dogs to restore infertility issues caused by benign prostatic hypertrophy (an enlargement of the prostate gland caused by hormones) and treat the general clinical signs associated with it.

  • Fipronil is an antiparasitic agent prescribed by your veterinarian for treatment of fleas and ticks in dogs and cats.

  • Firocoxib is a non-narcotic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent used for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.

  • Your veterinarian has prescribed fluconazole to treat ringworm or another fungal infection.

  • Fludrocortisone acetate belongs to the family of medicines called steroids. It is classified as a corticosteroid. The body naturally produces similar steroids that are necessary to maintain the balance of certain minerals and water for good health. This medication has been used for the treatment of Addison's disease (adrenocortical insufficiency). It has also been used as adjunctive therapy when there is an excess of potassium in the blood.

  • Flunixin meglumine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication used for treating inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disease.

  • Fluoxetine is used to treat a variety of behavioral disorders in dogs and cats. It may be used to correct aggressive behavior, thunderstorm phobias and excessive licking and hair pulling. Fluoxetine HCl is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant.