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Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use for any other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs may occur.
Withdrawal period
Meat and offal: 12 days
Use during pregnancy, lactation and lay
The product can be administered to sows at any stage of pregnancy or lactation.
This product can be used in breeding animals.
Special warnings for each target species
Exposure of treated pigs to infected animals, contaminated premises, soil or pasture may result in re-infestation and re-treatment may be necessary. Since the effect of ivermectin on mange mites is not immediate, avoid direct contact between treated and untreated pigs for at least one week after completion of treatment. Because louse eggs are unaffected by ivermectin and may take up to three weeks to hatch, re-treatment may be necessary.
Care should be taken to avoid the following practices because they increase the risk of development of resistance and could ultimately result in ineffective therapy:
- Too frequent and repeated use of anthelmintics from the same class, over an extended period of time.
- Underdosing, which may be due to underestimation of body weight, misadministration of the product, or lack of calibration of the dosing device (if any).
Suspected clinical cases of resistance to anthelmintics should be further investigated using appropriate tests (e.g. Faecal Egg Count Reduction Test). Where the results of the test(s) strongly suggest resistance to a particular anthelmintic, an anthelmintic belonging to another pharmacological class and having a different mode of action should be used.
Sick animals may have a reduced appetite and an altered drinking patterns and should, if necessary, individually monitored.
Veterinary advice should be given on appropriate dosing programs and stock management to achieve adequate parasite control and reduce the likelihood of anthelmintic resistance developing.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Wash hands after use.
Do not smoke, drink or eat while handling the product.
Mixing of the product with feed must take place in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of accidental contact, wash the affected area thoroughly with clean running water. If eye irritation persists, seek medical advice.
Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
The effects of GABA agonists are increased by ivermectin.