Armitage Pet Care Felt Flea Collar, 18% W/W
Revised: 27 June 2008
Summary of Product CharacteristicS
Name of the Veterinary Medicinal Product
Armitage Pet Care Felt Flea Collar, 18% w/w.
Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Active substance % w/w
Permethrin 40:60 cis:trans 18.0
For full list of excipients, see section 6.1
Impregnated felt substrate (white) bonded to a nylon flock pile or reflective material closed by a slide grip buckle. The collar has an elasticated section and a bell.
4.1 Target species
4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species
For the control of fleas on cats for four months.
Do not use on kittens under 12 weeks of age.
Do not use on pregnant or nursing females.
4.4 Special warnings for each target species
Remove fleas from young animals and nursing females by careful use of a flea comb. Fleas from pets often infest animal baskets, bedding and regular resting areas such as carpets and soft furnishings, which should be treated with a suitable insecticide and vacuumed regularly.
If signs of disease persist or appear, consult a veterinary surgeon.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
For external use only.
Do not allow animals to chew the collar.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to animals
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling the collar.
Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling the collar.
Do not allow children to play with the collar or to suck and chew on it.
A pet wearing a flea collar should not sleep in bed with people, particularly children.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Occasionally a sensitive animal may experience localised skin irritation, in which case remove collar immediately.
4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Do not use on pregnant or nursing females.
4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Do not use any other insecticide on the cat while the collar is worn or within 7 days of removal. No other pesticide should be used in conjunction with this collar.
4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route
One collar per animal to be fastened around the neck. Continuous protection will be provided for the 4 months that the collar is worn. Remove the collar from its protective blister and dispose of the empty blister in the dustbin. Fasten around the cat’s neck, adjusting until a comfortable fit is achieved. If fitted on a growing cat, remember to loosen the collar as the cat grows. For a fully-grown cat, correct fitting will allow two fingers to be inserted between the collar and the neck. Cut off any excess length of collar extending beyond the buckle, wrap it and dispose of with the household refuse. Leave collar in place until the collar’s effective life is exhausted.
4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes) if necessary
In cases of adverse reaction, consult a veterinary surgeon.
4.11 Withdrawal period(s)
5 Pharmacological properties
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Ectoparasiticides for topical use, incl. insecticides
ATCvet code: QP53AC04
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties
The collar is impregnated with the active substance Permethrin (40:60 cis:trans) which is released over a four month period to provide control of the ectoparasite, the cat flea, which is the most common species of flea found on cats.
Permethrin is a non-systemic insecticide with contact and stomach action. It acts on sodium channels of parasite nerve axons causing initial excitement then paralysis and death.
5.2 Pharmacokinetic particulars
Permethrin is a non-systemic acting insecticide active on the skin surface of the cat.
6 Pharmaceutical particulars
List of excipients
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years
Special precautions for storage
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not remove the collar from the pack until ready to fit it.
Nature and composition of immediate packaging
One collar contained in a PVC blister heat-sealed to a product card.
Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste materials derived from the use of such products, if appropriate
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed in accordance with local requirements.
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS to fish and aquatic life. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the collar or used packaging.
7 Marketing authorisation holder
Sinclair Animal and Household Care Ltd.
8 Marketing authorisation number
9 Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation
Date of first authorisation: 25 November 1991
10 Date of revision of the text
27 June 2008