ATCvet code: QP53AX15
Fipronil exhibits insecticidal and acaricidal activity against fleas (Ctenocephalides spp.), ticks (Rhipicephalus spp. Ixodes spp.) and lice (Trichodectes spp. and Felicola spp.) in the dog and cat.
Fipronil is a member of the phenylpyrazole family of broad spectrum, non-systemic, insecticides/acaricides, which acts by blocking the GABA receptor to kill the target parasite on contact. The product may aid in the control of a number of ectoparasite species in dogs and cats, including Neotrombicula autumnalis, Sarcoptes spp. and Cheyletiella spp.
Treatment with the product has been shown to result in a significant reduction in the incidence of flea allergy dermatitis in both dogs and cats. When used as part of a strategy for the treatment of flea allergy dermatitis, monthly applications to the allergic patient and to other cats and dogs in the household are recommended.