|By mouth (chewable tablets)|
|Bioavailability||20–27%; reduced in the fasted state|
|Elimination half-life||9.3–16.2 days|
|CompTox Dashboard (EPA)|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||556.29 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Fluralaner (INN) is a systemic insecticide and acaricide that is administered orally. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it under the trade name Bravecto for flea treatment in dogs in May 2014. The EU approved the drug in February 2014. Australia approved it for the treatment and prevention of ticks and fleas on dogs in January 2015.
Mode of action
Fluralaner inhibits γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-gated chloride channels (GABAA receptors) and L-glutamate-gated chloride channels (GluCls). Potency of fluralaner is comparable to fipronil (a related GABA-antagonist insecticide and acaricide).
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