More on Adverse Reactions to ProMeris:
The following posts are from a couple different Online forums emails and/or blogs:
I administered this product(ProMeris) for the first time last month on January 22. On January 23 I had my female 5 1/2 yr old GSD at the vet’s office for a complete blood panel. She had vomited, she was lethargic (just not herself), drinking excessive amounts of water and drooling like crazy out of both sides of her mouth (she NEVER drools). Thankfully, the blood workup came back within normal limits and the next day she was fine. I didn’t give it another thought. Chalked it up as she just wasn’t feeling well.
Fast forward to this past weekend (February 24) and I applied her 2nd treatment. She was lethargic again (no vomiting), drinking excessive amounts of water and drooling again. I came home from work today and thankfully she was back to her happy go-lucky self.
It just dawned on me when I looked at the calendar. I think it’s way too coincidental that the same symptoms presented themselves after she received the spot on treatment.
This Freaked me out!
Purchased A dose of Promeris topical for my 15 lb Peeka poo. Applied to her last night at 8:30… 1:30 am I am awoken with my dog vomiting. Very lethargic all night. She was not the same this morning so my wife stayed home to take her to the vet. Appointment for 10:30 am. at 9:00 am Megan vomits 3 more times, urinates on the carpet and collapsed. My wife rushed her to the vet limp and barley breathing. Vet ran full blood work and put her on oxygen. Seems to be an alergic reaction to one of the ingredients called Amitraz. Keeping her on oxygen and IV as well will be administering Yohimbe as an antidote to the amitraz. We are waiting to see what the outcome will be..
I Called the number on the ProMeris website but did no good! They said it was a reaction to her injesting the product. Now I do not know about you but I have never seen a dog lick the back of it’s own neck!!! At anyrate she is fine after being given Yohimbine, oxygen and IV fluids. Will have to have additional blood work done in the morning to check renal function. Thought it strange that one of the warnings I saw after the fact was that after administering product the animal is not to sleep with or around owners or children!!
I had to make an emergency trip to the vet w/my bichon frise–used promeris twice in the late summer/fall 2007 and did not notice any problems–perhaps i was not paying enough attention–used the third one i had remaining on 4/4/08–noticed very strong odor(stronger than I had remembered from previous applications)–by morning my baby was gagging, dry heaving, and staggering,,would not drink water, could barely walk–would stand and stare as if having a seizure–called the vet and he said bring her in–could be the promeris–he told me that he had seen this before and that they did not even sell it any longer–i could not believe what i was hearing–this was an animal hospital and a vet that i trusted and respected greatly–in a matter of seconds, i lost both!
Why didn’t someone notify the clients that had purchased this if there was even a remote possibility of adverse reactions?He administered the antidote and gave her subcutaneous fluids–now to add insult to injury, i was charged for the office visit and not even offered a credit for this pack of promeris–he stated that if i had any left, they would refund the $$ but since i had used the other 2 w/out issue, they would not do so–i could not believe what i was hearing–i was so upset i just said “i know, it’s ok” and walked out the door–not my usual way of handling things but the emotions of the morning got away with me–had to drive over an hour to get to vet (my choice of vets)–i will not see him again if at all possible–will continue to go there but request another vet–do not think he handled this appropriately–have had a doc/client relationship w/him for over 20 yrs.–first and foremost, this should have never happened. i fault the hospital in general for not contacting clients. second, the vet should have not charged me for the office visit and issued credit on my bill for the promeris that caused this.i did buy sentinel but am having second thoughts about keeping it–i have lost my faith in this guy, the drugs, the system!
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