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Stronghold Spot On for Dogs & Cats

Stronghold Spot On for Dogs & Cats
Cat XL (7.6-10kg, taupe) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 3)
Dog XL (40.1-60kg, plum) » 360mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

  • Cat (2.6-7.5kg, blue) » 45mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £17.50
  • Cat (2.6-7.5kg, blue) » 45mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £32.50
  • Cat XL (7.6-10kg, taupe) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £25.00
  • Dog (2.6-5kg, violet) » 30mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £17.99
  • Dog (2.6-5kg, violet) » 30mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £31.00
  • Dog (5.1-10kg, brown) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £17.99
  • Dog (5.1-10kg, brown) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £32.50
  • Dog (10.1-20kg, red) » 120mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £20.50
  • Dog (10.1-20kg, red) » 120mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £34.99
  • Dog (20-40kg, green) » 240mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £23.99
  • Dog (20-40kg, green) » 240mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £40.99
  • Dog XL (40.1-60kg, plum) » 360mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £36.49
  • Kittens/Puppies (up to 2.5kg, rose) » 15mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £16.00
  • Kittens/Puppies (up to 2.5kg, rose) » 15mg Pipette (Pack of 15) £68.99

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Description

This product is sourced in the United Kingdom and is intended for use in the United Kindgom only.

Stronghold provides one of the most complete parasite treatments available in one easy spot-on application. The contents of one pipette are emptied onto the skin of the back of the neck once a month. The active ingredient is absorbed through the skin and for 1 month it will kill fleas, lice, worms and mites wherever they are, either inside, or on the surface of, the body. In areas where heartworm is found, Stronghold prevents this too, which is important for dogs and cats traveling to Europe on the Pet Travel Scheme.

For a full explanation of the parasite control provided by Stronghold, read the relevant datasheet by clicking on the individual products below.

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Medication Datasheets

Dog (20-40kg, green) » 240mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Cat (2.6-7.5kg, blue) » 45mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Cat (2.6-7.5kg, blue) » 45mg Pipette (Pack of 6)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Dog (10.1-20kg, red) » 120mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Kittens/Puppies (up to 2.5kg, rose) » 15mg Pipette (Pack of 15)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Kittens/Puppies (up to 2.5kg, rose) » 15mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Dog (2.6-5kg, violet) » 30mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Dog (5.1-10kg, brown) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Dog (10.1-20kg, red) » 120mg Pipette (Pack of 6)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Dog (2.6-5kg, violet) » 30mg Pipette (Pack of 6)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Dog (20-40kg, green) » 240mg Pipette (Pack of 6)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Dog (5.1-10kg, brown) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 6)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

Dog XL (40.1-60kg, plum) » 360mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Stronghold Spot-On Solution for Cats & Dogs

Presentation

A colourless to yellow ready to use solution of selamectin. Stronghold is presented in a single use plastic tube for spot-on administration to dogs and cats. Each tube contains:

Stronghold 15 mg: 0.25 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 30 mg: 0.25 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 45 mg: 0.75 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 1 ml 6% selamectin
Stronghold 60 mg: 0.5 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 120 mg: 1 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 240 mg: 2 ml 12% selamectin
Stronghold 360 mg: 3 ml 12% selamectin respectively.

Uses

Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations caused by Ctenocephalides spp. for one month following a single administration. This is as a result of the adulticidal, larvicidal and ovicidal properties. Stronghold is also ovicidal for 3 weeks after administration. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating animals will also aid in the prevention of flea infestations in the litter for up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis and through its ovicidal and larvicidal action may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).

For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis with monthly administration.

Dogs

For the treatment of adult intestinal roundworms (Toxocara canis) in dogs. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei) and biting lice infestations (caused by Trichodectes canis).

Cats

For the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati) and adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme). For the treatment of biting lice infestations (caused by Felicola subrostratus).

Dosage and administration

Stronghold should be administered as a single application of a single dose delivering a minimum of 6 mg/kg selamectin. When concurrent infestations or infections in the same animal are to be treated, only one application of the recommended 6 mg/kg dose should be administered at any one time.

Fleas (cats and dogs)

For the treatment and prevention of flea infestations in dogs and cats, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. Through a reduction in the flea population, monthly treatment of pregnant and lactating queens and bitches will aid prevention of infestations in the litter up to seven weeks of age.

For use as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis, Stronghold should be administered at monthly intervals.

Roundworm (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of adult roundworm infections in dogs and cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Hookworm (cats)

For the treatment of adult hookworm infections in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Biting Lice (cats and dogs)

For the treatment of biting lice infestations in cats and dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Sarcoptic Mange (dogs)

For the complete elimination of sarcoptic mange mites in dogs, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered for two consecutive months.

Ear mites (cats)

For the treatment of ear mites in cats, a single dose of Stronghold should be administered.

Ear mites (dogs)

A single dose of Stronghold should be administered. Loose debris should be gently removed from the external ear canal at each treatment. A further veterinary examination 30 days after treatment is recommended as some animals may require a second treatment.

Heartworm (cats and dogs)

For the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats, Stronghold may be administered year round or at least within one month of the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be given within one month of the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Method and route of administration

Spot-on use.

Remove the Stronghold pipette from its protective package. Holding the pipette upright, firmly depress the cap to puncture the applicator seal, then remove the cap. Part the hair at the base of the animal's neck in front of the shoulder blades to expose a small area of skin. Apply the tip of the Stronghold pipette directly to the skin without massaging. Squeeze the pipette firmly to empty the contents in one spot. Avoid contact between Stronghold and fingers.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals under 6 weeks of age. Do not use in cats that are suffering from concomitant disease, or are debilitated and underweight (for size and age).

This product is to be applied to the skin surface only. Do not administer orally or parenterally.

Do not apply when the animal’s hair coat is wet. However, shampooing or soaking the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Stronghold.

For ear mite treatment, do not apply directly to the ear canal.

It is important to apply the dose as indicated to minimise the quantity that the animal can lick off. If significant licking does occur, a brief period of hypersalivation may rarely be observed in cats.

Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of ignition for at least 30 minutes or until the hair coat is dry.

Do not allow treated animals to bathe in water courses until at least two hours after treatment.

Avoid direct contact with treated animals until the application area is dry. On the day of treatment, children must not handle treated animals and the animals should not be permitted to sleep with their owners, especially children. Used tubes should be disposed of immediately and not left within the sight or reach of children.

Use of Stronghold in cats has on rare occasions been associated with a mild, transient hair loss at the site of application. On very rare occasions transient focal irritation may also be observed. The hair loss and irritation are normally self-resolving, but symptomatic therapy may be applicable in some circumstances.

On rare occasions in cats and dogs, application of Stronghold may produce a local temporary clumping of the hair at the application site and/or the appearance of a small quantity of a white powder. This is normal and will disappear typically within 24 hours of administration and does not affect either the safety of efficacy of Stronghold.

Very rarely, as with other macrocyclic lactones, reversible neurological signs, including seizures, have been observed after use of Stronghold.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Operator warnings

Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.

People with sensitive skin or known allergy to products of this type should handle Stronghold with caution.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling Stronghold.

Pharmaceutical precautions

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 30°C. Store in the unopened foil package in a dry place.

Highly Flammable; keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.

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

Stronghold should not enter water courses as this may be dangerous for fish and other aquatic organisms. Containers and residual contents should be disposed of along with collected domestic refuse to avoid contamination of any water courses.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Stronghold is available in packs of three tubes (all tube sizes), six tubes (all tube sizes except Stronghold 15 mg) and 15 tubes (Stronghold 15 mg only). Stronghold is provided in translucent polypropylene single-dose pipettes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

Following administration of Stronghold, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable eggs are produced and larvae (found only in the environment) are also killed. This stops flea reproduction, breaks the flea life cycle and may aid in the control of existing environmental flea infestations in areas to which the animal has access.

Stronghold may be safely administered to animals infected with adult heartworms, however it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all animals 6 months of age or more living in countries where a vector exists should be tested for existing adult heartworm infections before beginning medication with Stronghold. It is also recommended that dogs should be tested periodically for adult heartworm infections, as an integral part of a heartworm prevention strategy, even when Stronghold has been administered monthly. Stronghold is not effective against adult Dirofilaria immitis,

If a dose is missed for heartworm prevention and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of the product and resumption of monthly dosing will minimise the opportunity of a development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm disease prevention programme, the first dose of Stronghold must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Stronghold was administered at 10 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats and dogs; it was administered at 3 times the recommended dose to breeding male and female cats and dogs, including pregnant and lactating females nursing their litters and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 5 times the recommended dose to ivermectin-sensitive collies, and no undesirable effects were observed.

Stronghold was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to cats and dogs infected with adult heartworms and no undesirable effects were observed.

In extensive field testing no interactions between Stronghold and routinely used veterinary medicinal products or medical or surgical procedures were observed.

Marketing Authorisation Number

EU/2/99/014/001-016

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2kg+ £4.99
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2kg+ Free

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Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

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To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (41)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Stronghold Spot On for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

5 February 2016 at 8:22pm

Stronghold for cats

George my cat

How long does it take before I see no more fleas on George ?

  • Meds Supervisor

Good Morning,

Thank you for your question, it takes 2-3 hours to kill the fleas. We do recommend that the house is treated to, to help prevent the cat from getting re-infected as fleas lay the larvae in sofas, blankets and other household items. We also recommend putting all blankets ect. in the washing machine on a boiling wash to kill any larvae and fleas present.

I hope this helps, if you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.

27 September 2015 at 4:33pm

Photosensitive

bonjour

is stronghold still effective when they are in the sun bathing everyday?

  • Non-Executive Director

It is true that ultra-violet radiation tends to degrade many compounds, but the active ingredient of Stronghold (Selamectin) is absorbed hrough the skin and so is out of reach of the UV. I am sure it will remain effective despite sunbathing.

12 August 2015 at 9:37am

Flea and worm treatment

Jane woodham

I use stronghold on my 8 month old Cocker Spaniel, I have noted that it is effected against some types of worms, do I need to worm my dog every three months with a product like Drontal wormer too ? I am confused as to what worms are killed by what product and if it's necessary for me to purchase both products ? Thanks

  • Non-Executive Director

If you use Stronghold then it is unlikely that you need to give any other worm treatment at all. Stronghold is not effective against tapeworms, but they are rare in dogs now apart from a very few areas. If tapeworms are present, they are usually harmless to the dog, but you will see segments of tapeworm. In that case you can use a multi-wormer Drontal, or just Droncit which is purely active against tapeworms. Most people who use Stronghold do not use a separate wormer as well. Obviously your vet can advise you on this as he/she is providing the prescription for it.

10 December 2014 at 9:47am

Can I give another dose?

Unicorn678

Stronghold was administered to my cat but not put directly onto the skin. This seems to have made it ineffective 3 days later I am still finding fleas. Can I give an extra dose or will this cause problems?

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The safest thing to do would be to apply a different type of flea treatment which will not be at all likely to cause a problem with whatever Stronghold did reach your cat's skin. I would suggest Advantage or Frontline. They have different active ingredients.

As far as seeing fleas is concerned, it is quite common at this time of year for there to be a huge explosion of fleas emerging from eggs (and pupae etc) which were laid earlier in the year. You can then get lots of new fleas jumping onto your cat every day, even though many will die after a while due to the treatment applied. Therefore you might be seeing fleas even if the Stronghold had been applied perfectly. All these fleas will eventually die, but you might have to be a bit patient (and ideally treat the house with something like Indorex).

24 April 2014 at 3:16pm

Pregnant cat

Katherine Turner

Can I use stronghold on my heavily pregnant cat?

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Stronghold is safe to give during pregnancy or lactation. There is a general guide that all medication should be avoided if possible during the first third of pregnancy. It should however be perfectly safe, and a good idea, to use Stronghold in a heavily pregnant cat.

22 April 2014 at 1:48am

Can you use stronghold 45 mg on a dog?

Sophie Cain

Can stronghold 45 mg for cats be used on a dog. If not, why not?

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Licensed medicines are strictly controlled and it is against the law for anyone other than the vet to prescribe Stronghold. If the prescribing vet considers using a medicine in some way differently from its legal authorisation, then he can do so and it is up to him to justify his decision afterwards if something goes wrong. Having said that, I expect that most vets would consider it perfectly OK to use the Cat Stronghold on a dog if it was of suitable weight, age etc.

10 August 2013 at 4:23pm

Flea treatment in dogs

m west

How soon after application will the irritation stop.

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This normally takes a few days. However it depends on how many fleas are present in the environment, how sensitised the dog has become to flea saliva(injected when they bite), and whether or not the irritation is caused or complicated by other things. All fleas on the dog should die, but more will jump on for a while. They too will die, but if there are lots living in the environment, it will take a while for them all to die. For this reason, it is often recommended to use a household flea spray for carpets and bedding etc as well. All fleas will go in time without, but it takes longer. Sometimes the dog's skin can have a mild, secondary bacterial infection which prolongs irritation. This can be treated as well if needs be, but you vet will have checked for this. If the irritation is persisting longer than you think is reasonable, it is best to return to your vet for advice. There will be a reason, though it is very unlikely to be the Stronghold not killing fleas, as it is generally found to be extremely effective.