Frontline Flea & Tick Spray 500ml
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Frontline Flea & Tick Spray is an insecticidal and acaricidal solution for use on cats and dogs, containing an association of an adulticidal active ingredient, fipronil.
Indications for use
The treatment and prevention of flea and tick infestations in cats and dogs, and as part of a treatment strategy for Flea Allergy Dermatitis in cats and dogs. The product is active against Ixodes spp. including Ixodes ricinus, the vector of Lyme disease. The product controls infestations with Trichodectes canis biting lice on dogs, and Felicola subrostratus biting lice on cats.
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Fipronil exhibits insecticidal and acaricidal activity against fleas (Ctenocephalides spp.), ticks (Rhipicephalus spp. Ixodes spp.) and lice (Trichodectes spp. and Felicola spp.) in the dog and cat.
Fipronil is a member of the phenylpyrazole family of broad spectrum, non-systemic, insecticides/acaricides, which acts by blocking the GABA receptor to kill the target parasite on contact. The product may aid in the control of a number of ectoparasite species in dogs and cats, including Neotrombicula autumnalis, Sarcoptes spp. and Cheyletiella spp.
Treatment with the product has been shown to result in a significant reduction in the incidence of flea allergy dermatitis in both dogs and cats. When used as part of a strategy for the treatment of flea allergy dermatitis, monthly applications to the allergic patient and to other cats and dogs in the household are recommended.
Fipronil 0.25% w/v
Hydro-alcoholic vehicle q.s. 100.00% w/v
Please read the product leaflet and application instructions thoroughly before applying to your pet.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Merial Animal Health Limited
PO Box 327
Harlow Business Park
Marketing Authorisation Number
- Do not use on sick (systemic diseases, fever…) or convalescent animals. Do not use in rabbits, as adverse reactions and even death could occur.
Special warnings for each target species
- Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Avoid contact with the animal’s eyes. Do not spray directly onto areas of broken skin. Allow treated animals to dry in a well ventilated room. Do not confine animals in an enclosed space or pet carrier until the coat is totally dry. In the absence of specific tolerance and efficacy data, the product is not recommended for the treatment of species other than cats and dogs.
Special precautions for use in animals
- It is important to make sure that animals do not lick each other following treatment. Dogs should not be allowed to swim in watercourses for 2 days after application.
- There may be an attachment of single ticks. For this reason a transmission of infectious diseases cannot be completely excluded if conditions are unfavourable. Keep treated animals away from fires or other sources of heat, and surfaces likely to be affected by the alcohol spray, for at least 30 minutes following spraying and until the fur is totally dry.
- Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material. For external use only.
- Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product to animals
- This product can cause mucous membranes and eye irritation. Therefore, contact of the product with mouth and eyes should be avoided. Animals or operators with a known hypersensitivity to insecticides or alcohol should avoid contact with Frontline Spray. Avoid contents coming into contact with the fingers. If this occurs, wash hands with soap and water. After accidental ocular exposure the eye should be rinsed carefully with plain water.
- Treated animals should not be handled until the fur is dry, and children should not be allowed to play with treated animals until the fur is dry. It is therefore recommended that animals are not treated during the day, but should be treated during the early evening, and that recently treated animals are not allowed to sleep with owners, especially children.
- Spray animals in the open air or a well ventilated room. Do not breathe spray. Do not smoke, drink or eat during application. Wear PVC or nitrile gloves during treatment of animals. It is recommended to wear a waterproof apron for the protection of clothing. If clothing becomes heavily wetted with the product, it should be removed and washed before re-use.
- Dispose of gloves after use and then wash hands with soap and water.
- Wash splashes from skin with soap and water immediately. If irritation occurs, seek medical advice. People with known sensitivity or asthma may be particularly sensitive to the product. Do not use product if you have previously experienced a reaction to it.
- Treatment of multiple animals: Good ventilation is particularly important where several animals are to be treated. Treat multiple animals outside, or reduce the build up of vapour by removing the animals from the treatment room while the alcohol is evaporating and ensure that the treatment room is well ventilated between individual treatments. In addition, ensure that the drying room is well ventilated and avoid housing several recently treated animals within the same air space.
- If licking occurs, a brief period of hypersalivation may be observed due mainly to the nature of the carrier. Among the extremely rare suspected adverse reactions, transient cutaneous reactions erythema, pruritus or alopecia have been reported after use. Exceptionally, hypersalivation, reversible neurological signs (hyperaesthesia, depression, nervous signs), vomiting or respiratory signs have been observed after use. Do not overdose.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
- Laboratory studies did not reveal any teratogenic effect of fipronil in the rat and rabbit. The formulation is very well tolerated by puppies following treatment of the lactating bitch. Data are not available on treatment of pregnant or nursing queens.
- None known.