Dogs and cats.
Indications for use
Dogs: For the treatment and control of seborrhoeic dermatitis associated with Malassezia pachydermatis and Staphylococcus intermedius.
Cats: As an aid in the treatment of ringworm due to Microsporum canis in conjunction with griseofulvin.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.
Special warnings for each target species
Dogs and cats: In order to prevent reoccurrence of the infection, appropriate control methods should be employed in the animal’s environment (e.g. cleaning and disinfection of kennels, beds).
Cats: Malaseb shampoo should only be used in conjunction with griseofulvin when treating for ringworm. Shampooing cats may initially increase the recovery of M. canis by brush culture techniques. Both field and experimental studies have shown that environmental contamination with M. canis can be eliminated or reduced by the use of Malaseb shampoo twice weekly. In these studies, griseofulvin was administered continuously throughout the treatment period and both clinical improvement was enhanced and environmental contamination reduced compared to the use of griseofulvin alone.
Special precautions for use
Official, national and regional antimicrobial policies should be taken into account when the product is used.
Special precautions for use in animals
For external use only.
In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water.
Do not allow the animal to lick itself during shampooing and rinsing, or before it is dried. Take care to avoid the animal inhaling the product or getting it into the nose or mouth during shampooing.
Puppies and kittens should not come into contact with nursing females after treatment until the coat has dried.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
People with known hypersensitivity to chlorhexidine, miconazole or any of the excipients should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
This product can cause eye irritation. Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water. If irritation persists consult your doctor.
Avoid excessive handling and stroking of treated animals immediately following treatment.
Ringworm in the cat is infectious to humans and so it is advisable to wear gloves and have arms covered during clipping and shampooing of infected cats.
When shampooing a cat, in order to avoid prolonged contact with the shampoo, wash and dry hands gently. Do not scrub.
Exceptionally, a dog with atopy or a cat with allergic skin disease may develop a pruritic and/or erythematous reaction after treatment.
In very rare circumstances, dogs and cats may develop a skin reaction (itching, redness) after treatment.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
Pregnancy: Malaseb shampoo in conjunction with griseofulvin should not be used in pregnant cats as griseofulvin is contraindicated in pregnancy.
Lactation: Please see Special precautions for use in animals.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Dogs: As a general rule, shampoo twice weekly until the symptoms subside, and weekly thereafter, or as necessary to keep the condition under control.
Cats: Shampoo twice weekly for a minimum period until coat brushings are negative for the culture of M. canis. The maximum length of the treatment period should not exceed 16 weeks. Depending on the length and type of the haircoat it should be considered whether it is necessary to clip the haircoat of the cat prior to treatment.
Wet the animal thoroughly with clean water and apply Malaseb shampoo to the animal at several points and massage into the coat. Use a sufficient amount of the shampoo to raise a lather on the coat and skin. Ensure that the shampoo is applied around the lips, under the tail and between the toes. Allow the animal to stand for 10 minutes, then rinse off with clean water and leave to dry naturally in a warm, draught-free environment.
The 250 ml bottle, for example, provides approximately 8-16 treatments for a 15 kg dog, or 5-10 treatments for a 25 kg dog or 25 cat treatments, depending on coat thickness.