Effipro Spot-On Cat Flea Treatment 4's

Effipro Spot-On Cat Flea Treatment 4's

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EFFIPRO SPOT-ON FLEA TREATMENT FOR CATS

Effipro Flea and Tick Treatment Presentation
Spot-on solution, each 0.5mL pipette containing 50mg fipronil

Effipro for Cats Uses
Treatment of flea (Ctenocephalides spp.) and tick (Dermacentor reticulatus) infestations.
The product has a persistent acaricidal efficacy for up to 2 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.

 
Legal

These products, as well as being available from vets and pharmacists, can be supplied by a suitably qualified person (SQP) from a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and from premises approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). Our SQP Mrs Diane Harris, number QE7160, is available for advice regarding worming schedules and procedures if required.

Within the current legislation it is our duty to determine the purchaser is a legitimate buyer and owner of an animal requiring treatment. Upon completion of purchasing these goods you will be asked some questions regarding the animal for compliance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, please be aware that we may contact you to confirm any details if necessary.

Always read the instructions before use.

Safety precautions may be necessary during administration, please consult the packaging and/or product literature.

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To ensure that you read the most up to date information about this product, please check the VMD’s Product Information Database
Dosage and administration

Administer the Effipro by topical application to the skin 1 pipette of 0.5 ml per cat.
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 Effipro 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 cat’s back, preferably at the base of the head and between the
shoulders.
It is important to make sure that the Effipro Spot On 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.
The product has a persistent acaricidal efficacy for up to 2 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.
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 kittens less than 2 months
old and/or weighing less than 1 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. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or
ditches with the product or empty container.



Pharmaceutical precautions

Store Effipro below 30°C. Store in a dry place. Store in the original package.Keep out of reach of
children. Flammable.

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Further Information

Fipronil is an insecticide and acaricide belonging to the phenylpyrazole family. It acts by inhibiting
the GABA complex, binding to the chloride channel and thereby blocking pre- and post-synaptic
transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes. This results in uncontrolled activity of the central
nervous system and death of insects or acarids.

Fipronil
exhibits an insecticidal and acaricidal activity against fleas (Ctenocephalides spp) and
ticks (Rhipicephalus spp, Dermacentor spp, Ixodes spp. including Ixodes ricinus) in the cat.
Fleas will be killed within 24 h. Ticks will usually be killed within 48 h after contact with Fipronil,
however 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.
In vitro, fipronil is mainly metabolised with subcellular liver fractions to its sulfone derivative.
However, this may be of limited relevance ‘in vivo’ as fipronil is poorly absorbed in the cat. The
concentrations of fipronil on the hair decrease with time.
Fleas from pets often infest the animal's basket, bedding and regular resting areas such as
carpets and soft furnishings which should be treated, in case of massive infestation and at the
beginning of the control measures, with a suitable insecticide and vacuumed regularly.
The product does not prevent ticks from attaching to the animals. If the animal has been treated
prior to exposure to the ticks, the ticks will be killed in the first 24-48 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, but any remaining ticks may be removed
with a gentle pull.
No data on the effect of bathing/shampooing on the efficacy of the product in cats are available.
However, based on information available for dogs, shampooing an hour prior to treatment does
not affect the efficacy of the product against fleas.
For optimum control of flea problems in a multi-pet household, all dogs and cats in the household
should be treated with a suitable insecticide.
Laboratory studies using fipronil have not shown any evidence of teratogenic or embryotoxic
effects. Studies have not been carried out with this product in pregnant and lactating queens. Use
in pregnancy and lactation only in accordance with professional veterinary advice and a
benefit/risk assessment.
No adverse effects were observed in target animal safety studies in cats and kittens aged 2
months and older and weighing about 1 kg treated at five times the recommended dose (daily
therapeutic dose applied on five consecutive days) for three consecutive months except for
itching and vomiting that occurred once. The risk of adverse effects may increase in cases of
over-dose. No known incompatibilities exist for the use of concurrently administered medicinal
products.
The alcohol carrier may have adverse effects on painted, varnished or other household surfaces
or furnishings.


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