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Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use on puppies less than 2 months old.
Fipnil Spot-on Solution Dog 67 mg: Do not use on animals weighing less than 2 kg.
Fipnil Spot-on Solution Dog 134 mg: Do not use on animals weighing less than 10 kg.
Fipnil Spot-on Solution Dog 268 mg: Do not use on animals weighing less than 20 kg.
Fipnil Spot-on Solution Dog 402 mg: Do not use on animals weighing less than 40 kg.
Do not use on sick (e.g. systemic diseases, fever...) or convalescent animals.
Do not use in rabbits, as adverse reactions and even death could occur.
This product is specifically developed for dogs. Do not use in cats, as this could lead to overdosing.
Do not use on animals with known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
Special Warnings
Avoid frequent swimming or shampooing the animal because the maintenance of effectiveness of the product in these cases has not been tested.
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.
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.
When used as part of a strategy for the treatment of Flea Allergy Dermatitis, monthly applications to the allergic patient and to other dogs in the household are recommended.
For optimal control of flea infestation in a multi-pet household, all dogs and cats in the household should be treated with a suitable insecticide.
Special precautions for use in animals
Animals should be weighed accurately prior to treatment.
Avoid contact with the animal’s eyes. In the case of accidental eye contact, immediately and thoroughly flush the eyes with water.
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.
Do not apply the product on wounds or damaged skin.
Use during pregnancy and lactation: Laboratory studies using fipronil have not shown any evidence of teratogenic or embryotoxic effect. Studies have not been carried out with this product in pregnant and lactating bitches. Use in pregnancy and lactation only in accordance with professional veterinary advice and a benefit/risk assessment.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction: None known.
Overdose: No adverse effects were observed in target animal safety studies in 2 month-old puppies, growing dogs and dogs weighing about 2 kg treated with 5 times the therapeutic dose once a month for 3 consecutive months. The risk of adverse effects may increase in cases of overdose.
User 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.
Do not smoke, drink or eat during application.
Avoid contents coming into contact with the fingers. If this occurs, wash hands with soap and water. Wash hands after use.
Animals or people with a known hypersensitivity to fipronil or any of the other ingredients should avoid contact with the 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.
For animal treatment only.
Adverse reactions
If licking occurs, a brief period of hypersalivation (excessive production of saliva) may be observed due mainly to the nature of the ingredients.
Among the extremely rare suspected adverse reactions, temporary skin reactions on the application site (skin discoloration, local hair loss, pruritus (itching), erythema (redness)) and general pruritus (itching) or hair loss have been reported after use.
Exceptionally, hypersalivation, reversible neurologic symptoms (hyperesthesia (abnormal increased sensitivity to any stimulus), depression, nervous symptoms), vomiting or respiratory symptoms have been observed after use.
If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.
Environmental Warning
Fipronil may adversely affect aquatic organisms. Dogs should not be allowed to swim in watercourses for 2 days after application.
Dispose of empty packaging and any remaining product in the household refuse. Do not contaminate ponds, water ways or ditches with the product or empty container.
Other precautions
The product may have adverse effects on painted, varnished or other household surfaces or furnishings.