Effipro Dog Spot on 10-20kg Single Pipette
Spot-on solution containing 100mg/mL fipronil presented in plastic pipettes, each containing 0.67mL (67mg fipronil), 1.34mL (134mg fipronil), 2.68mL (268mg fipronil), 4.02ml (402mg fipronil).
Treatment of flea (Ctenocephalides spp.) and tick (Dermacentor reticulatus) infestations. Insecticidal efficacy against new infestations with adult fleas persists for 8 weeks. The product has a persistent acaricidal efficacy for up to 4 weeks against ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus). If ticks of some species (Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ixodes ricinus) are present when the product is applied, all the ticks may not be killed within the first 48 hours but they may be killed within a week.
The product can be used as part of a treatment strategy for the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) where this has been previously diagnosed by a veterinary surgeon.
Dosage and administration
Administer by topical application to the skin
1 pipette of 1.34 ml per dog weighing over 10 kg and up to 20 kg bodyweight by topical application to the skin.
Method of administration: Hold the pipette upright. Tap the narrow part of the pipette to ensure that the contents are within the main body of the pipette. Break the snap-off top of the spot-on pipette along the scored line.
Part the pet’s coat until its skin is visible. Place the tip of the pipette directly against the bared skin and squeeze gently several times to empty its contents Repeat this procedure at one or two different points along the pet’s back.
It is important to make sure that the product is applied to an area where the animal cannot lick it off, and to make sure that animals do not lick each other following treatment.
Care should be taken to avoid excessive wetting of the hair with the product since this will cause a sticky appearance of hairs at the treatment spot. However, should this occur, it will disappear within 24 hours post application.
White deposits may also be seen at the site for up to 48 hours after application.
Treatment schedule: For optimal control of flea and/or tick infestation the treatment schedule can be based on the local epidemiological situation.
In the absence of safety studies, the minimum treatment interval is 4 weeks.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
For animal treatment only. For external use only.
In the absence of available data, the product should not be used on puppies less than 2 months old and/or weighing less than 2 kg.
Do not use on sick (systemic diseases, fever…) or convalescent animals.
Do not use in rabbits, as adverse drug reactions and even death could occur.
Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of excipients. Avoid contact with the animal’s eyes. In the case of accidental eye contact, immediately and thoroughly flush the eyes with water. Do not apply the product on wounds or damaged skin.
If licking occurs, a brief period of hypersalivation may be observed due mainly to the nature of the carrier.
Among the extremely rare suspected adverse reactions, transient cutaneous reactions at the application site (squamosis, local alopecia, pruritus, erythema) and general pruritus or alopecia have been reported after use. Exceptionally, hypersalivation, reversible neurologic symptoms (hyperesthesia, depression, nervous symptoms) or vomiting have been observed after use. Operator warnings: This product can cause mucous membrane and eye irritation. Therefore, contact between the product and the mouth or eyes should be avoided. In the case of accidental eye contact, immediately and thoroughly flush the eyes with water. If eye irritation persists seek medical advice and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician. Avoid contents coming into contact with the fingers. If this occurs, wash hands with soap and water. Wash hands after use. Do not smoke, drink or eat during application.
Animals or operators with a known hypersensitivity to fipronil or excipients should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
Treated animals should not be handled until the application site is dry, and children should not be allowed to play with treated animals until the application site is dry. It is therefore recommended that animals are not treated during the day, but should be treated during the early evening, and that recently treated animals should not be allowed to sleep with owners, especially children.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Fipronil may adversely affect aquatic organisms. Dogs should not be allowed to swim in water courses for 2 days after application. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or empty container.
Legal Catergory NFA-VPS The datasheet for this product can be found here- http://www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/ProductInformationDatabase