Beaphar Flea Collar For Cats, 15% W/W
Revised: November 2013
Summary of Product Characteristics
Name of the Veterinary Medicinal Product
Beaphar Flea Collar for Cats, 15% w/w.
Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Active substance % w/w mg/collar
Dimpylate (as dimpylate stabilised) 15.0 2,100
Excipients % w/w mg/collar
Brown collar: Ferric oxide red (E172) 0.08 11.2
Charcoal, vegetable (E153) 0.02 2.8
Blue collar: Coomassie Brilliant Blue G 0.012 1.6
Copper Phthalocyanine 0.012 1.6
OB (CAS No. 67210-66-6) 0.005 0.7
Red collar: Rhodamine 6G 0.013 1.9
Basic Violet 11 0.005 0.7
Yellow collar: Solvent Yellow 135 0.013 1.9
Green collar: Solvent Yellow 135 0.013 1.9
Copper Phthalocyanine Green 0.010 1.4
Orange collar: Disperse Yellow 11 0.010 1.4
Rhodamine 6G 0.015 2.1
Rhodamine B 0.005 0.7
For full list of excipients, see section 6.1
Coloured flea collar fitted with safety buckle.
4.1 Target species
Indications for use, specifying the target species
Treatment of cats infested with fleas (Ctenocephalides felis)
No other insecticide should be used with the collar or within 7 days of removal.
Do not allow the collar to come into contact with nursing females.
Do not use the collar on cats younger than 6 months.
4.4 Special warnings for each target species
Remove collar if any sign of skin irritation occurs.
Check the collar is not too tight, to ensure against irritation.
Do not allow animals to chew the collar.
Remove collar from cat immediately should any signs of drowsiness, listlessness or respiratory difficulties develop soon after fixing the collar.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
For external use only.
Remove fleas from young kittens and nursing females by careful use of a flea comb.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to animals
Do not remove collar from pack until ready to use.
Do not allow children to play with the collar.
Do not allow children to suck or chew the collar.
Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling collar.
Do not sleep with pets wearing collars.
Dimpylate / Diazinon is an organophosphorus compound: DO NOT handle if under medical advice not to work with ANTICHOLINESTERASES.
Avoid excessive handling of the collar.
Cut off any excess collar with scissors and dispose of safely.
If you feel unwell after handling the collar, seek medical advice. Wash hands
thoroughly after handling the collar.
To help prevent reinfestation, animals’ bedding and regular resting areas, including carpets and soft furnishings, should be treated with a suitable insecticide and vacuumed regularly.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Typical adverse reactions to organophosphorus compounds are rare.
4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Do not allow contact with nursing females.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Do not combine with other organophosphorus compounds or medicines which are not compatible with organophosphorus compounds.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
One collar per animal to be fastened around the neck. Fasten the collar around the cat’s neck, ensuring a comfortable fit; two fingers should fit easily under the collar. Loosen the collar as the cat grows. Cut off excess collar extending beyond buckle and dispose of with the household refuse. Replace collar every 4 months if re-infestation is a risk.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes) if necessary
Symptoms: Tearing, salivation, muscle twitches, vomiting, loss of reflexes, coma, cyanosis.
Emergency procedure: Remove collar.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Ectoparasiticides for topical use, incl. insecticides
ATCvet code: QP53AF03
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties
The collar is applied around the cat’s neck. The collar constantly releases dimpylate over a four month period. Fleas on the skin of the animal come into contact with the dimpylate and are killed.
5.2 Pharmacokinetic particulars
Dimpylate is an organophosphorus compound with a non-systemic action.
List of excipients
Brown collar: Charcoal Vegetable (E153)
Ferric Oxide Red (E172)
Blue collar: Coomassie Brilliant Blue G
OB (CAS No. 67210-66-6)
Red collar: Rhodamine 6G
Basic Violet 11
Yellow collar: Solvent Yellow 135
Green collar: Solvent Yellow 135
Copper Phthalocyanine Green
Orange collar: Disperse Yellow 11
Epoxidised Soya Bean Oil
Morphine, theophylline, aminophylline, large amounts of intravenous fluids, phenothiazine drugs, pyrantelpalmoate.
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years
Special precautions for storage
Protect from direct sunlight.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not remove the collar from the pack until you are ready to fit it.
Nature and composition of immediate packaging
Clear, colourless high-density polyethylene blister, containing one PVC collar, heat sealed on varnished fibreboard/aluminium foil/fibreboard laminate backing card.
Paper/aluminium foil/low density polyethylene sachet, containing one PVC collar, packed in a cardboard box.
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 of in accordance with local requirements.
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS to fish and aquatic life.
Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the collar or empty packaging.
Marketing authorisation holder
Marketing authorisation number
Date of first authorisation
Date: 15 January 1985
Date of revision of the text
Date: November 2013