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Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
Transmission of B. canis canis cannot be completely excluded since D. reticulatus ticks have to attach to the host before being killed. As an acaricidal effect against D. reticulatus may take up to 48 hours, transmission of B. canis canis during the first 48 hours cannot be excluded.
The use of the product should be based on the local epidemiological situation including knowledge of the prevalent tick species as transmission of B. canis by tick species other than D. reticulatus is possible and should be part of an integrated control program to prevent the transmission of Babesia canis.
In the absence of available data, treatment of puppies less than 8 weeks of age and/or dogs less than 1.3 kg bodyweight should be based on a benefit-risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian.
Mild and transient gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting and diarrhoea, and systemic disorders such as lethargy, anorexia/inappetence may occur in very rare cases (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals treated, including isolated reports) based on post-marketing safety experience. These signs typically resolve without treatment. Neurological disorders such as tremor, ataxia or convulsion may occur in very rare cases based on post-marketing safety experience. In most cases these signs are transient.
The safety of Simparica has not been established during pregnancy and lactation or in animals intended for breeding. Laboratory studies in rats and rabbits have not produced any evidence of any teratogenic effects. Use only according to the benefit/risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian.
Simparica has been administered orally to 8 week old Beagle puppies at doses of 0, 1, 3, and 5 times the maximum dose of 4 mg/kg at 28 day intervals for 10 doses. No adverse effects were observed at the maximum dose of 4 mg/kg. In the overdose groups, transient and self-limiting neurological signs were observed in some animals: mild tremors at 3 times the maximum dose and convulsions at 5 times the maximum dose. All dogs recovered without treatment.
Sarolaner is well tolerated in Collies with a deficient multidrug-resistance-protein 1 (MDR1 -/-) following single oral administration at 5 times the recommended dose. No treatment-related clinical signs were observed.
User warnings
Wash hands after handling the product. The accidental ingestion of the product may potentially result in adverse effects, such as transient excitatory neurological signs. To prevent children from accessing the product, only one chewable tablet at a time should be removed from the blister pack and only when required. The blister pack should then be returned into the carton immediately after use and the carton should be stored out of the sight and reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or label to the physician.