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Prac-tic Spot On Flea Treatments for Dogs

Prac-tic Spot On Flea Treatments for Dogs

Prac-tic is a flea and tick treatment for use on dogs which is based on a different molecule than the other more routinely used treatments. This makes it much less likely that problems with resistance will be encountered when using this product.

Prac-tic kills fleas and ticks for at least 4 weeks after the application of one pipette.

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Description

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PRAC-TIC 56.25 mg spot-on solution for very small dogs

PRAC-TIC 137.5 mg spot-on solution for small dogs

PRAC-TIC 275 mg spot-on solution for medium dogs

PRAC-TIC 625 mg spot-on solution for large dogs

One ml contains 125 mg pyriprole as a colourless to yellow, clear spot-on solution for external application

One pipette delivers:

Unit dose

Pyriprole

PRAC-TIC for very small dogs

0.45 ml

56.25 mg

PRAC-TIC for small dogs

1.1 ml

137.5 mg

PRAC-TIC for medium dogs

2.2 ml

275 mg

PRAC-TIC for large dogs

5.0 ml

625 mg

Uses

Treatment and prevention of flea infestation (Ctenocephalides canis and C. felis) in dogs. Insecticidal efficacy

duration against new infestations with fleas persists for a minimum of 4 weeks. Treatment and prevention of tick

infestation (Ixodes ricinus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Ixodes scapularis, Dermacentor reticulatus, Dermacentor

variabilis, Amblyomma americanum) in dogs. Efficacy against ticks persists for 4 weeks..

Dosage and administration

For spot-on use

The recommended minimum dose is 12.5 mg/kg bodyweight of pyriprole, equivalent to 0.1 ml/kg bodyweight of the veterinary medicinal product. Within each weight band the entire contents of the correct size pipette should be used.

Weight of dog (kg)

Pipette size to be used

Volume of 12.5% (w/v) solution (ml)

Pyriprole (mg/kg bw)

2 - 4.5 kg

Very small dog

0.45

12.5 - 28.1

>4.5 - 11 kg

Small dog

1.1

12.5 - 30.6

>11 - 22 kg

Medium dog

2.2

12.5 - 25.0

>22 - 50 kg

Large dog

5.0

12.5 - 28.4

Greater than 50 kg

Use the appropriate combination of pipettes to achieve the correct dose

Within each weight range the entire contents of the correct size pipette should be deposited on the dog’s skin.

Flea treatment and prevention

Pyriprole kills fleas within 24 hours after application. One application prevents flea infestation for 4 weeks.

Tick treatment and prevention

Pyriprole kills ticks within 48 hours post-exposure. One application is effective against ticks for 4 weeks.

Method of administration

For application to the skin only.

Remove one pipette from the package. Hold it in an upright position. Tap the narrow part of the pipette to ensure the contents are in the main body of the pipette. Snap-off the top of the pipette along the scored line. Part the coat on the back of the animal between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the pipette on the skin and squeeze it gently several times at one or two spots to empty the contents onto the skin. Ensure the product is deposited on the skin. Apply the 5 ml pipette to 2-3 spots down the backline of large dogs in order to prevent run-off.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in dogs less than 8 weeks of age or with a body weight of less than 2 kg.

Do not use in case of known hypersensitivity to phenylpyrazole class compounds or any of the excipients.

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

This veterinary medicinal product is specifically developed for dogs. Do not use in cats, as this could lead to overdosing.

Do not use in rabbits.

On very rare occasions the following have been reported:

- Application site and skin reactions: pruritus, hair change, dermatitis, erythema, alopecia, fur discolouration and

greasy appearance of hair.

- Neurological reactions: ataxia and convulsions.

- Systemic reactions: lethargy.

- Digestive tract reactions: emesis and diarrhoea.

These signs are usually transient and disappear within 24hours of the application; if they take longer to disappear

consult your veterinarian.

A brief period of hyper salivation may occur if the animal licks the application site immediately after treatment.

This is not a sign of intoxication and disappears within minutes without treatment. Correct application will minimise licking of the application site.

As a precautionary measure, people should avoid contact with the treated area of the animal and children should not be allowed to play with treated animals until the application site is dry. It is therefore recommended to treat animals in the evening. Recently treated animals should not be allowed to sleep in the same bed as their owners, especially children.

People with known hypersensitivity to the phenylpyrazole class compounds or any of the excipients should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.

Avoid skin contact with the pipette content. Wash hands or other exposed body parts after use with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, the eyes should be rinsed carefully with water. If eye irritation persists seek medical advice and show the package leaflet or the label to your doctor.

Do not smoke, eat or drink during application.

Apply only to the skin surface and on intact skin. This veterinary medicinal product is external topical applicationas a spot-on treatment only. Do not administer orally or via any other route. The dog should be accurately weighed before the treatment. Care should be taken to avoid contact of the veterinary medicinal product with the eyes of the animal.

It is important to apply the dose to an area where the dog cannot lick it off and to make sure that animals do not lick each other following treatment.

Following treatment, ticks will detach from the host within 24 to 48 hours after infestation; however, single ticks

might remain on the animal. For this reason, a transmission of infectious diseases by ticks cannot be completely

excluded. This veterinary medicinal product is for the treatment of ticks and adult fleas. All dogs in a household should be treated.

In cases of heavy infestation prior to treatment, the dog’s surrounding should be vacuumed and treated with a suitable insecticide.

Dogs should not be bathed or shampooed from 48 hours before treatment. Immersion of the animal in water or shampooing within 24 hours after treatment may reduce the efficacy of the veterinary medicinal product. However, weekly immersion in water did not affect efficacy against fleas and ticks. The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established in pregnant or lactating bitches, nor in breeding animals, although in laboratory animal studies no indications of relevant effects on reproduction or foetal development were observed. Use only accordingly to the benefit/risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian. Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Prac-tic should not enter watercourses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Keep out of the sight and reach of children

Store the pipettes in the original container in order to protect from light.

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not use after the expiry date stated on the pipette after "EXP".

Do not remove the pipette from the packaging until ready to use.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

Immediate packaging: The spot on pipette is composed of a bright yellow polypropylene shell, with a pale yellow

aluminium foil back coated with a polyethylene terephthalate film. The pipette is contained in a child resistant soft

tempered aluminium foil/PVC blister.

Outer packaging: Cardboard carton containing 1, 2 or 10 blisters each containing 3 pipettes.

Further information

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction: None Known, however owners are advised to consult a veterinary surgeon if they intend to use the product on dogs given other products /medication.

The veterinary medicinal product is an insecticidal and acaricidal solution for spot-on use, containing Pyriprole as active substance.

Pyriprole is an insecticide and acaricide belonging to the phenylpyrazole class. It acts by interacting with ligandgated chloride channels, in particular those gated by the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), 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 fleas and ticks.

Parasites are killed through contact rather than by systemic exposure. Pyriprole kills fleas within 24 hours and ticks (Ixodes ricinus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Dermacentor reticulatus, Ixodes scapularis, Dermacentor variabilis, Amblyomma americanum) within 48 hours post-exposure.

Adult fleas are killed before they lay eggs for a minimum of 4 weeks after treatment. Since Prac-tic completely eliminates egg production, it breaks the flea life cycle.

Excipients: 0.1% Butylhydroxytoluene (E321), among others.

Marketing authorisation number

EU/2/06/066/001-12.

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

PRAC-TIC 3 PIPETTE PACK TINY DOG 05037694023560

PRAC-TIC 3 PIPETTE PACK SMALL DOG 05037694023577

PRAC-TIC 3 PIPETTE PACK MED DOG 05037694023584

PRAC-TIC 3 PIPETTE PACK LARGE DOG 05037694023591

PRAC-TIC 6 PIPETTE PACK TINY DOG 05037694023607

PRAC-TIC 6 PIPETTE PACK SMALL DOG 05037694023614

PRAC-TIC 6 PIPETTE PACK MED DOG 05037694023621

PRAC-TIC 6 PIPETTE PACK LARGE DOG 05037694023638

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