Bob Martin Clear Double Action Spot-On Solution Imidacloprid 80 Mg For Large Cats
Revised: October 2014
SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
1. NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Bob Martin Clear Double Action Spot-on Solution Imidacloprid 80 mg for Large Cats [UK].
Midaspot 80 mg Spot-On Solution for Large Cats [AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, EE, HU, IE, IS, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SI, ES, SE]
Imidacloprid Norbrook 80 mg Spot-On Solution for Large Cats [NO]
2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
One 0.8 ml pipette contains:
Imidacloprid 80 mg
Butylhydroxytoluene (E321) 0.8 mg
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
3. PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
A clear pale yellow to yellow solution
4. CLINICAL PARTICULARS
4.1 Target species
4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species
For cats of 4 kg or over:
Prevention and treatment of flea (Ctenocephalides felis) infestations.
The product shows immediate insecticidal effect and persistent insecticidal activity for up to 4 weeks in cats.
Do not treat unweaned kittens of less than 8 weeks of age.
Do not use in animals that are known to be hypersensitive to the active substance or any of the excipients.
4.4 Special warnings for each target species
Re-infestation from emergence of new fleas in the environment may continue to occur for six weeks or longer after treatment is initiated. More than one treatment may therefore be required, depending on the level of fleas in the environment. To aid reduction in environmental challenge, the additional use of a suitable environmental treatment against adult fleas and their developing stages is recommended. In order to reduce further the environmental
challenge, it is recommended that all dogs, cats and rabbits in the household are treated with a suitable product.
Treatment of nursing queens controls flea infestations on both dam and offspring.
After 48 hours the product remains effective if the animal becomes wet. However, in cases of frequent swimming, bathing or shampooing,re-treatment may become necessary, depending on the presence of fleas in the environment. In these cases do not treat more frequently than once weekly.
4.5 Special precautions for use
i. Special precautions for use in animals
This product is for topical use only and should not be administered orally.
Apply only to undamaged skin.
Care should be taken to avoid the contents of the pipette coming into contact with the eyes or mouth of the recipient animal.
Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.
ii. Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to animals
Do not massage the application site.
This product contains benzyl alcohol and may cause skin sensitisation or transient skin reactions (for example, irritation, tingling).
Avoid contact between the product and skin, eyes or mouth.
Do not eat, drink or smoke during application.
Wash hands thoroughly after use.
Wash off any skin contamination with soap and water.
If the product gets into eyes accidentally, the eyes should be thoroughly flushed with water.
If skin or eye irritation persists, obtain medical attention.
If the product is accidentally swallowed, obtain medical attention immediately.
Wash hands thoroughly after use.
After application, do not stroke or groom animals until application site is dry.
People with known skin sensitivity may be particularly sensitive to the product.
iii. Other precautions
The solvent in this product may stain certain materials including leather, fabrics, plastics and finished surfaces. Allow the application site to dry before permitting contact with such materials.
Imidacloprid is toxic to aquatic organisms.
4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
The product is bitter tasting and salivation may occasionally occur if the animal licks the application site immediately after treatment. This is not a sign of intoxication and disappears within a few minutes without treatment (see also section 4.9Amount to be administered and administration route).
On very rare occasions skin reactions such as hair loss, redness, itching and skin lesions may occur. Agitation, excessive salivation and nervous signs such as incoordination, tremors and depression have also been reported exceptionally.
4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
No reproductive toxic effects have been observed in rats and no primary embryotoxic or teratogenic toxic effects have been observed during the studies on rats and rabbits. Studies on pregnant and lactating queens and does together with their offspring are limited. Evidence so far suggests that no adverse effects are to be expected in these animals.
4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Based upon data from other similar products, no incompatibility has been observed between imidacloprid applied at twice the recommended dose and lufenuron, pyrantel and praziquantel. Compatibility of imidacloprid with a wide range of routine treatments under field conditions including vaccination has also been shown.
4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route
Animals should be weighed accurately prior to treatment.
Dosage and Treatment Schedule
Number of Pipettes
≥ 4 kg bodyweight
Bob Martin Clear Double Action Spot-on Solution Imidacloprid 80mg for Large Cats
1 x 0.8 ml
Minimum of 10
Cats < 4 kg body weight should receive 1 pipette of Bob Martin Clear Double Action Spot-on Solution Imidacloprid 40 mgfor Small Cats and Small Dogs.
Treatment should be repeated after 4 weeks.
The product shows immediate insecticidal effect and persistent insecticidal activity for up to 4 weeks in cats. Should re-treatment become necessary earlier than 4 weeks, do not re-treat more frequently than weekly.
Method of Administration
Hold upright. Tap the narrow part of the pipette to ensure the contents are within the main body of the pipette. Break back the snap-off top from the Spot-On Solution pipette along the scored line.
Administration to the Cat
Part the hair on the cat's neck at the base of the skull until the skin is visible.
Place the tip of the pipette on the skin and squeeze firmly several times to empty the contents directly onto the skin.
The product is bitter tasting and salivation may occasionally occur if the animal licks the application site immediately after treatment. This is not a sign of intoxication and disappears within a few minutes without treatment. Correct application will minimise the opportunity for the animal to lick off the product.
4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
In cats, no adverse clinical signs were produced by doses of up to five times the therapeutic dose when administered topically to kittens on three or five occasions, seven days apart.
In rare cases of overdose or licking of treated fur, nervous system disorders (such as twitching, tremors, ataxia, mydriasis, miosis, lethargy) can occur.
Poisoning following inadvertent oral uptake in either man or animals is unlikely. In this event, treatment should be symptomatic. There is no known specific antidote but administration of activated charcoal may be beneficial.
4.11 Withdrawal period
5. PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Ectoparasiticides for topical use; Imidacloprid
ATCvet code: QP53AX17
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties
Imidacloprid, 1-(6-Chloro-3-pyridylmethyl)-N-nitro-imidazolidin-2-ylideneamine is an ectoparasiticide belonging to a group of chloronicotinyl compounds. Chemically, it is more accurately described as a chloronicotinyl nitroguanidine. Imidacloprid has a high affinity for the nicotinergic acetylcholine receptors in the post-synaptic region of the central nervous system (CNS). The ensuing inhibition of cholinergic transmission in insects results in paralysis and death. Due to the weak nature of the interaction with mammalian nicotinergic receptor sites and the postulated poor penetration through the blood/brain barrier in mammals, it has virtually no effect on the mammalian CNS. The minimal pharmacological activity in mammals is supported by safety studies involving systemic administration of sub-lethal doses to rabbits, mice and rats.
In recent studies, in addition to the adulticide flea efficacy of imidacloprid, a larvicidal flea efficacy in the surroundings of the treated cat has beendemonstrated. Larval stages in the cat’s surroundings are killed following contact with a treated animal.
5.2 Pharmacokinetic particulars
The solution is indicated for cutaneous administration. Following topical application, the product is quickly distributed over the animal. Acute dermal studies in the rat and target animal overdose and serum kinetic studies have established that systemic absorption is very low, transient and not relevant for clinical efficacy. This has been further demonstrated by a study in which fleas were not killed after having fed on previously treated animals once the animal’s skin and fur had been cleaned of all active material.
6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS
6.1 List of excipients
6.3 Shelf life
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years
6.4 Special precautions for storage
This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging
0.8 ml, pipette moulded from a film composed of 3 layers: a polypropylene/COC/polypropylene, solvent free lacquer laminate and a copolymer of polyethylene/EVOH/polyethylene. The pipettes are sealed within a child resistant 4-ply foil sachet composed of LDPE/nylon/aluminium foil/polyester film and presented in an outer box.
Boxes of 1, 3, 4, 6 and 24 pipettes.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Imidacloprid may adversely affect aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or empty containers.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
7. MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Norbrook Laboratories Limited
8. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER
9. DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION
Date:08 January 2014
10. DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
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