Dana spot-on for dogs and puppies up to 20 kg drops for fleas and ticks 4 x 1.5 ml
Composition and form of release
Dana is an insect-acaricidal agent in the form of a solution for external use (International non-proprietary name of the drug: fipronil).
Dana Spot-on contains in 1 ml fipronil – 50 mg and auxiliary substances: isopropyl alcohol – 300 mg, dimethylformamide – 100 mg, citric acid – 1 mg and polyethylene glycol – up to 1 ml.
In appearance, the drug is a clear oily liquid with a weak specific odor for external use.
The drug is produced in 1 ml plastic tube-pipettes.
Dana Spot-on belongs to insectoacaricidal preparations of the phenylpyrozole group.
Fipronil, which is a part of the drug, has a pronounced insectoacaricidal activity against the preimaginal and imaginal phases of development of fleas (Stenocephalides canis, Stenocephalides felis) lice (Linognatus setotus), lice (Trichodectes canis), sarcoptes vulpis ( Otodectes cynotis, Psoroptes cuniculi), ixodid ticks (Ixodes ricinus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Dermacentor reticulatus, Ixodes scapularis, Dermacentor variabilis) and Demodex canis ticks.
The mechanism of action of fipronil is to block the GABA-dependent receptors of arthropods, disrupt the transmission of nerve impulses, which leads to paralysis and death of insects and ticks.
After applying the drug to the skin, fipronil, practically not absorbed into the systemic circulation, spreads along the skin and hair of the animal, accumulates in the epidermis, hair follicles and sebaceous glands, providing a contact insectoacaricidal effect, which manifests itself after 12-24 hours and lasts for 4- 6 weeks after a single treatment of the animal.
Dana Spot-on, according to the degree of impact on the body, belongs to low-hazard substances, in recommended doses it does not have a skin-irritating, skin-resorptive and sensitizing effect, when it gets into the eyes, it causes slight irritation.
The drug is toxic to rabbits, bees, as well as fish and other aquatic organisms.
Prescribed to dogs and cats from 12 weeks of age for the treatment and prevention of entomoses caused by fleas, lice and lice, acarosis caused by sarcoptoid, ixodic and demodectic mites, fur animals – for the treatment and prevention of otodectosis.
In rare cases, with increased individual sensitivity to the drug and an overdose in animals, profuse drooling, vomiting, muscle tremors and skin irritation may appear.
In these cases, the use of the drug is discontinued, its remnants are carefully removed with a cotton-gauze swab, the wool is thoroughly washed with soap and water or shampoo.
If necessary, the animals are prescribed desensitizing and symptomatic therapy.
Contraindication to use is an individual intolerance to the components of the drug, including a history.
Patients with infectious diseases and recovering animals, dogs weighing less than 2 kg, kittens and puppies under 12 weeks of age are not subject to treatment.
Auricular use of the drug (for ear scabies) is not allowed when the tympanic membrane is perforated.
For pregnant and lactating females, Dana Spot-on is used, if necessary, under the supervision of a veterinarian.
The peculiarities of the action of the drug during its first use and cancellation have not been identified.
Violations of the drug use regimen should be avoided, as this can lead to a decrease in its effectiveness.
If the next treatment is missed, it should be carried out as soon as possible, in the same dose.
When using the drug in accordance with this instruction, side effects and complications in animals, as a rule, are not observed.
In some animals, with individual hypersensitivity and the appearance of signs of skin irritation and allergic reactions, the drug should be washed off with water and detergent and, if necessary, desensitizing therapy should be carried out.
Dana Spot-on should not be used in conjunction with other insecticidal acaricidal drugs for the treatment of animals.
The drug is not intended for processing productive animals.
Personal prevention measures
When handling the drug, rubber gloves should be used, especially if there are abrasions and other skin lesions on the hands.
Do not drink, smoke or eat during processing. You should not pet the animal and keep it away from small children within 24 hours after using the drug.
If the product gets on the skin or mucous membranes, it must be immediately washed off with a stream of water or removed with a swab and then washed with water. At the end of the treatment, hands should be thoroughly washed with warm water and soap.
With caution. Store in a dry, dark place and out of reach of children and animals, separately from food and feed at a temperature of 2 ° C to 25 ° C.
Shelf life – 2 years from the date of production.