Target species : Cats.
Indications for use:
In cats, to be used against infestations with fleas alone or in association with ticks.
Treatment and prevention of infestations by fleas (Ctenocephalides felis). One treatment prevents further infestations for 5 weeks.
Prevention of the multiplication of fleas by preventing flea eggs developing into adult fleas for 12 weeks after application.
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.
Treatment of infestations by ticks (Ixodes ricinus and Rhipicephalus turanicus).
One treatment provides persistent acaricidal efficacy for one week.
If ticks are present at the time of application, not all ticks may be killed within 48 hours.
Do not use in rabbits, as adverse reactions and even death could occur.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.
Special warnings for each target species
Wetting of the haircoat with water 2 hours before product application and twice during the claimed period of efficacy against fleas (at two week intervals against adult fleas or four week intervals against developing flea stages) was investigated during two laboratory studies. Wetting of the haircoat with water as described did not adversely affect product effectiveness.
The impact of shampooing on product effectiveness has not been investigated. If a cat requires shampooing it is recommended that this is done before applying the veterinary medicinal product.
At the beginning of the control measures, in the case of an infestation, the animal's basket, bedding and regular resting areas such as carpets and soft furnishings should be treated, with a suitable insecticide and vacuumed regularly.
To reduce environmental flea challenge, all animals living in the same household should also be treated with a suitable flea control product.
The product does not prevent ticks from attaching to animals. If the animal has been treated prior to exposure to the ticks, the ticks will be killed within 48 hours after attachment. This will usually be prior to engorgement, minimising but not excluding the risk of transmission of diseases.
Once dead, ticks will often drop off the animal. Any remaining ticks should be carefully removed, ensuring that their mouth parts are not left within the skin.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals:
For external use only. Do not administer orally.
Animals should be weighed accurately prior to treatment.
The safety of the product has not been established in cats younger than 10 weeks of age or in cats weighing less than 1.0 kg.
Avoid contact with the animal’s eyes. In the case of accidental eye contact, flush the eyes with water.
Care should be taken to apply the product correctly as described below. Do not apply the product on wounds or damaged skin. It is important to make sure that the veterinary medicinal product is applied directly onto an area of dry skin where the animal cannot lick it off and to make sure that animals do not lick each other following treatment.
The use of the product has not been studied in sick or debilitated cats. Use in sick or debilitated animals only in accordance with a benefit/risk assessment performed by the responsible veterinarian.
In the absence of additional safety studies, do not repeat the treatment at intervals of less than 4 weeks.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
The product may cause neurotoxicity. The product may be harmful if swallowed.
Avoid ingestion including hand-to-mouth contact. Avoid contact with skin and mouth.
Do not smoke, drink or eat during application.
Wash hands after use. In the event of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
In the case of accidental skin contact, flush with water.
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.
Keep the pipettes in the original packaging until ready for use and dispose of used pipettes immediately.
The product may have adverse effects on painted, varnished or other household surfaces or furnishings. Allow the application site to dry before permitting contact with such materials.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Transient cosmetic effects such as wet appearance or slight scaling may occur at the application site.
According to the accumulated experience on these active ingredients within spot on pharmaceutical forms, transient cutaneous reactions at the application site (squamosis, local alopecia, pruritus, erythema, skin discolouration) and general pruritus or alopecia may be observed after use. In very rare instances, hypersalivation, reversible neurologic symptoms (hyperesthesia, depression, nervous symptoms), respiratory signs or vomiting might occur.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Laboratory studies using fipronil and pyriproxyfen have not shown any evidence of teratogenic or embryotoxic effect. Studies have not been carried out with this product in pregnant and lactating queens. Use in pregnant and lactating animals only in accordance with a benefit/risk assessment performed by the responsible veterinarian.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction