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Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment for Dogs & Cats

Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment for Dogs & Cats

Effipro is the practical, more affordable flea and tick treatment choice for your pet, available without a veterinary prescription. With a new formulation of Fipronil, the same tried and trusted active ingredient as the world famous leading brand, you can protect your pet with confidence, without breaking the bank. Effipro has a unique, clear, non-drip pipette, thanks to its ‘drop lock’ technology, meaning you can apply the product with greater control, less mess and fuss. You can also be sure you have applied all of the solution to your animal because of the clear pipette, so providing better protection. Effipro will cover dogs against fleas for 8 weeks, and against ticks for 4 weeks. Cats benefit from 5 weeks flea protection and 2 weeks tick protection. Effipro also provides a more flexible solution than traditional flea and tick treatments, as you can purchase as many or a few pipettes as you require to treat your pets. The best value flea and tick treatment we have. Veterinary prescription NOT required.

In addition to this flea treatment you may require an additional household spray like Indorex Flea Spray to combat fleas which may not have yet hatched or dormant fleas in and around the house. It is imperative to start treating fleas before there is any chance of a population build-up in the background. Very commonly people think that flea treatment is not working when they are expecting too much of the product. Most of the flea population lives off the pet and can act as a reservoir for your pets for a long time if it is allowed to get out of hand.

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Description

Administer by topical application to the skin: 1 pipette of 0.5 ml per cat. 1 pipette of 0.67 ml per dog weighing over 2 kg and up to 10 kg bodyweight 1 pipette of 1.34 ml per dog weighing over 10 kg and up to 20 kg bodyweight 1 pipette of 2.68 ml per dog weighing over 20 kg and up to 40 kg bodyweight 1 pipette of 4.02 ml per dog weighing over 40 kg and up to 60 kg bodyweight For dogs over 60 kg use two pipettes of 2.68 ml.

Effipro Spot-On is an effective treatment for the prevention of fleas and ticks. It is based on a new formula of the tried-and-tested agent Fipronil, an insecticide and acaricide belonging to the phenylpyrazole family, which is recognised to be active against fleas and ticks, killing fleas within 24 hour and ticks usually within 48 hours. Fipronil action is fast, effective, and provides lasting protection. Fipronil-based Effipro is also practical and affordable. Effipro can be used on Kittens and Puppies from 2 months of age and/or weighing more than 1kg in bodyweight. Available in packs of 4 or 24 pipettes, Effipro is ideal for households with more than one cat or dog.

Effipro is supplied as an innovative drop-free Spot-on to help you avoid getting any liquid on your fingers when opening - it couldn't be easier.Effipro Spot On is administered to the skin on the back of the neck. Follow the instructions on the packet for correct application. Apply every four weeks to maintain flea cover. It is important to apply the dose to an area where the animal cannot lick off and to make sure that animals do not lick each other after treatment. Ensure that treated animals do not groom each other after treatment until dry.

Effipro 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.

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Effipro Spot-On Solution for Dogs

Presentation

Spot-on solution containing 100mg/mL fipronil presented in plastic pipettes, each containing 0.67mL (67mg fipronil), 1.34mL (134mg fipronil), 2.68mL (268mg fipronil), 4.02ml (402mg fipronil).

Uses

Treatment of flea (Ctenocephalides spp.) and tick (Dermacentor reticulatus) infestations. Insecticidal efficacy against new infestations with adult fleas persists for 8 weeks. The product has a persistent acaricidal efficacy for up to 4 weeks against ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus). If ticks of some species (Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ixodes ricinus) are present when the product is applied, all the ticks may not be killed within the first 48 hours but they may be killed within a week.

The product can be used as part of a treatment strategy for the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) where this has been previously diagnosed by a veterinary surgeon.

Dosage and administration

Administer by topical application to the skin.

1 pipette of 0.67 ml per dog weighing over 2 kg and up to 10 kg bodyweight

1 pipette of 1.34 ml per dog weighing over 10 kg and up to 20 kg bodyweight

1 pipette of 2.68 ml per dog weighing over 20 kg and up to 40 kg bodyweight

1 pipette of 4.02 ml per dog weighing over 40 kg and up to 60 kg bodyweight

For dogs over 60 kg use two pipettes of 2.68 ml.

Method of administration: Hold the pipette upright. Tap the narrow part of the pipette to ensure that the contents are within the main body of the pipette. Break the snap-off top of the spot-on pipette along the scored line.

Part the pet’s coat until its skin is visible. Place the tip of the pipette directly against the bared skin and squeeze gently several times to empty its contents Repeat this procedure at one or two different points along the pet’s back.

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.

Care should be taken to avoid excessive wetting of the hair with the product since this will cause a sticky appearance of hairs at the treatment spot. However, should this occur, it will disappear within 24 hours post application.

White deposits may also be seen at the site for up to 48 hours after application.

Treatment schedule: For optimal control of flea and/or tick infestation the treatment schedule can be based on the local epidemiological situation.

In the absence of safety studies, the minimum treatment interval is 4 weeks.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

For animal treatment only. For external use only.

In the absence of available data, the product should not be used on puppies less than 2 months old and/or weighing less than 2 kg.

Do not use on sick (systemic diseases, fever…) or convalescent animals.

Do not use in rabbits, as adverse drug reactions and even death could occur.

Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of excipients. Avoid contact with the animal’s eyes. In the case of accidental eye contact, immediately and thoroughly flush the eyes with water. Do not apply the product on wounds or damaged skin.

If licking occurs, a brief period of hypersalivation may be observed due mainly to the nature of the carrier.

Among the extremely rare suspected adverse reactions, transient cutaneous reactions at the application site (squamosis, local alopecia, pruritus, erythema) and general pruritus or alopecia have been reported after use. Exceptionally, hypersalivation, reversible neurologic symptoms (hyperesthesia, depression, nervous symptoms) or vomiting have been observed after use. Operator 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. Avoid contents coming into contact with the fingers. If this occurs, wash hands with soap and water. Wash hands after use. Do not smoke, drink or eat during application.

Animals or operators with a known hypersensitivity to fipronil or excipients should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal 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.

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Fipronil may adversely affect aquatic organisms. Dogs should not be allowed to swim in water courses for 2 days after application. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or empty container.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Store below 30°C. Store in a dry place. Store in the original package.Keep out of reach of children. Flammable.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

Boxes of 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24, 30, 60, 90 or 150 pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Fipronil is an insecticide and acaricide belonging to the phenylpyrazole family. It acts by inhibiting the GABA complex, binding to the chloride channel and thereby blocking pre- and post-synaptic transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes. This results in uncontrolled activity of the central nervous system and death of insects or acarids.

Fipronil exhibits an insecticidal and acaricidal activity against fleas (Ctenocephalides spp) and ticks (Rhipicephalus spp, Dermacentor spp, Ixodes spp. including Ixodes ricinus) in the dog.

Fleas will be killed within 24 h. Ticks will usually be killed within 48 h after contact with fipronil, however if ticks of some species (Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ixodes ricinus) are present when the product is applied, all the ticks may not be killed within the first 48 hours.

Fipronil is mainly metabolised to its sulfone derivative (RM1602), which also possesses insecticidal and acaricidal properties. The concentrations of fipronil on the hair decrease with time.

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.

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.

Shampooing an hour prior to treatment does not affect the efficacy of the product against fleas.

Bathing/immersion in water within two days after application of the product should be avoided. Weekly immersion in water for one minute reduces the period of persistent insecticidal efficacy against fleas by one week.

For optimum control of flea problems in a multi-pet household, all dogs and cats in the household should be treated with a suitable insecticide.

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.

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 the therapeutic dose on five consecutive days. The risk of adverse effects may increase in cases of overdose. No known incompatibilities exist for the use of concurrently administered medicinal products.

The alcohol carrier may have adverse effects on painted, varnished or other household surfaces or furnishings.

Marketing authorisation number

Small dog: Vm 05653/4151.

Medium dog: Vm 05653/4152.

Large dog: Vm 05653/4153.

Very large dog: Vm 05653/4154.

Effipro Spot-On Solution for Cats

Presentation

Spot-on solution, each 0.5mL pipette containing 50mg fipronil

Uses

Treatment of flea (Ctenocephalides spp.) and tick (Dermacentor reticulatus) infestations.

The product has a persistent acaricidal efficacy for up to 2 weeks against ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus). If ticks of some species (Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ixodes ricinus) are present when the product is applied, all the ticks may not be killed within the first 48 hours but they may be killed within a week.

Dosage and administration

Administer by topical application to the skin 1 pipette of 0.5 ml per cat.

Method of administration: Hold the pipette upright. Tap the narrow part of the pipette to ensure that the contents are within the main body of the pipette. Break the snap-off top of the spot-on pipette along the scored line.

Part the pet’s coat until its skin is visible. Place the tip of the pipette directly against the bared skin and squeeze gently several times to empty its contents. Repeat this procedure at one or two different points along the cat’s back, preferably at the base of the head and between the shoulders.

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.

Care should be taken to avoid excessive wetting of the hair with the product since this will cause a sticky appearance of hairs at the treatment spot. However, should this occur, it will disappear within 24 hours post application.

White deposits may also be seen at the site for up to 48 hours after application.

Treatment schedule: For optimal control of flea and/or tick infestation the treatment schedule can be based on the local epidemiological situation.

The product has a persistent acaricidal efficacy for up to 2 weeks against ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus). If ticks of some species (Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ixodes ricinus) are present when the product is applied, all the ticks may not be killed within the first 48 hours but they may be killed within a week.

In the absence of safety studies, the minimum treatment interval is 4 weeks.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

For animal treatment only. For external use only.

In the absence of available data, the product should not be used on kittens less than 2 months old and/or weighing less than 1 kg.

Do not use on sick (systemic diseases, fever…) or convalescent animals.

Do not use in rabbits, as adverse drug reactions and even death could occur.

Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of excipients. Avoid contact with the animal’s eyes. In the case of accidental eye contact, immediately and thoroughly flush the eyes with water. Do not apply the product on wounds or damaged skin.

If licking occurs, a brief period of hypersalivation may be observed due mainly to the nature of the carrier.

Among the extremely rare suspected adverse reactions, transient cutaneous reactions at the application site (squamosis, local alopecia, pruritus, erythema) and general pruritus or alopecia have been reported after use. Exceptionally, hypersalivation, reversible neurologic symptoms (hyperesthesia, depression, nervous symptoms) or vomiting have been observed after use.

Operator 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. Avoid contents coming into contact with the fingers. If this occurs, wash hands with soap and water. Wash hands after use. Do not smoke, drink or eat during application.

Animals or operators with a known hypersensitivity to fipronil or excipients should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal 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.

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Fipronil may adversely affect aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or empty container.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Store below 30°C. Store in a dry place. Store in the original package.Keep out of reach of children. Flammable.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

Boxes of 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24, 30, 60, 90 or 150 pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Fipronil is an insecticide and acaricide belonging to the phenylpyrazole family. It acts by inhibiting the GABA complex, binding to the chloride channel and thereby blocking pre- and post-synaptic transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes. This results in uncontrolled activity of the central nervous system and death of insects or acarids.

Fipronil exhibits an insecticidal and acaricidal activity against fleas (Ctenocephalides spp) and ticks (Rhipicephalus spp, Dermacentor spp, Ixodes spp. including Ixodes ricinus) in the cat.

Fleas will be killed within 24 h. Ticks will usually be killed within 48 h after contact with Fipronil, however if ticks of some species (Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ixodes ricinus) are present when the product is applied, all the ticks may not be killed within the first 48 hours.

In vitro, fipronil is mainly metabolised with subcellular liver fractions to its sulfone derivative. However, this may be of limited relevance ‘in vivo’ as fipronil is poorly absorbed in the cat. The concentrations of fipronil on the hair decrease with time.

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.

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.

No data on the effect of bathing/shampooing on the efficacy of the product in cats are available. However, based on information available for dogs, shampooing an hour prior to treatment does not affect the efficacy of the product against fleas.

For optimum control of flea problems in a multi-pet household, all dogs and cats in the household should be treated with a suitable insecticide.

Laboratory studies using fipronil have not shown any evidence of teratogenic or embryotoxic effects. Studies have not been carried out with this product in pregnant and lactating queens. Use in pregnancy and lactation only in accordance with professional veterinary advice and a benefit/risk assessment.

No adverse effects were observed in target animal safety studies in cats and kittens aged 2 months and older and weighing about 1 kg treated at five times the recommended dose (daily therapeutic dose applied on five consecutive days) for three consecutive months except for itching and vomiting that occurred once. The risk of adverse effects may increase in cases of over-dose. No known incompatibilities exist for the use of concurrently administered medicinal products.

The alcohol carrier may have adverse effects on painted, varnished or other household surfaces or furnishings.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 05653/4150.

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Safety

12th Aug 2014
mary

Is effoprol safe to newborn puppies when used on the mother?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

This product is regarded as being safe to use on pregnant and lactating bitches. You should not let the puppies come into direct contact with liquid Effipro, but if applied to the bitch in the normal way it should be fine. Keep the puppies away from the area of the bitches skin where the dose was applied until it is dry.

Does Effipro work against fleas?

16th Dec 2013
Roberta Davis

I have bought Effipro from you to treat fleas on my dogs and cats. It has not worked and they are still being eaten alive by fleas. Why is this?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

Thank you for your email. I understand your concerns, but the explanation will not be quite as you see it. Effipro and Frontline will have the same results. Frontline is used much more than Effipro being the original product. There are lots of people who feel that Frontline does not work either. In fact if you search on the internet about Frontline not working, you will find all sorts of stuff about it. A proportion of people who use any product end up unhappy about how it works, usually because things were allowed to get out of hand before the product was applied. (The company Merial, which makes Frontline, even has an advice line phone number for customers to ring if they are not happy that Frontline is working. The problem is not just with Effipro.)

The truth is that fipronil, which is the active ingredient in both Frontline and Effipro works pretty well at killing fleas on cats and dogs. If there is a large environmental build up of the flea population, it takes months to get rid of them all. New fleas will jump onto your pets, gradually die off, and be replaced by new fleas jumping on. This will be what is happening in your situation I expect. As long as you apply the product carefully and correctly, it will do what it is supposed to do. It will not prevent more fleas jumping onto your pets.

Typically a house with several dogs and cats will have the greatest problems controlling fleas. It is important to use treatment measures BEFORE fleas are seen. This includes treating the animals and using a spray like Indorex to treat the environment too. If you wait until there are loads of fleas present, then the products will still work, but will take quite a while to get rid of them all. You will need to go on treating for fleas, every month, until they are all gone.

Can anybody plz reccomend what products i can use along side Spot On for cats.

29th Oct 2013
Achillies & Prisaya's Mum

Iv always treat my 2 cats, Achilles & Prisaya with Frontline or Fipromil Spot on for medium-large cats. I then spray full house, bedding and so on with either a johnsons or bob Martin household spray. Any hoppersare soon deceased & promptly hovered & disposed of.
However... This month i just can't seem to stop finding fleas on my 2 kitties. Achilles goes out daily. & he seems to be less affected than Prisaya who never ventures outdoors.
I have been told ther are other treatments i can use on the cats that won't cost the earth.
Achilles has a heart condition & is on Benzaprill & Frusimide

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

This situation normally happens when fleas have not been fully controlled through the summer, then there is a population explosion in the Autumn. This year looks set to be a particularly bad year. The spot-on treatments you mention should be effective enough, though as an alternative you could try Advantage - it has a different active ingredient. Then all you can do is treat the environment as effectively as you can. Indorex spray is often regarded as the best household treatment, and you should spray it on every floor through the house. Ideally move furniture and spray behind and underneath everything. Do not skimp on the amount you spray or it will not work. After a while you will get rid of all the fleas, but it can take some time. The treatments for Achilles heart condition will not be affected by any of this.

Shelf life?

29th Sep 2013
victor white

what is Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment for Dogs shelf life?

  • Product Management Team at VioVet

Effipro has a shelf life of 18 months.

Larger package

6th Jul 2013
Dagmar

I'd like to order the Effipro, but can't find a package of 6 or 12 online. do you have those available?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

Our price is for individual pipettes, regardless of the amount you buy. You can order as many as you wish.

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