Pet medicines - a danger to pet caregivers?
Pet medicines can cause adverse effects in humans through direct contact or if consumed accidentally. The drug ingredients in pet medicines are often the same as, or very similar to, the drugs in human medicines, but some pet medicines contain drugs that are not used at all in humans. Sometimes ingredients in the medicine formulation other than the active drugs can cause adverse effects in humans.
The adverse effects of pet medicines in humans can range from minor to serious, depending on the type of medicine and the person who comes into contact with it.