Simparica Chews for Dogs
Why you should choose Simparica for your dog:
- Rapidly kills fleas before they lay eggs
- Treats and controls paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks and bush ticks
- Treats and controls demodex mites, ear mites and sarcoptic mange
- Controls flea allergy dermatitis
- Highly palatable and effective for one full month
What Simparica does:
SIMPARICA rapidly kills fleas within four to eight hours of treatment and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations. SIMPARICA breaks the flea life cycle by killing adult fleas before they can lay eggs, therefore eliminating the risk of further environmental infestation. The product can be used as part of a treatment strategy for the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD). SIMPARICA treats and controls paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus), brown dog ticks and bush ticks. The product has persistent flea and tick killing activity for 5 weeks (35 days). SIMPARICA is effective for the treatment and control of ear mites, demodex mites and sarcoptic mange. In tick season, daily searching for, and removal of, any ticks found is recommended.
For use in puppies from 8 weeks of age and weighing 1.3 kg or more.
For optimal treatment and control of fleas and tick infestations, the product should be administered at regular monthly intervals. Treatment with SIMPARICA may begin at any time of the year and should continue without interruption all year round. To minimise the likelihood of flea re-infestation, it is important to treat all dogs and cats within the household. SIMPARICA is approved for use in dogs only. For the treatment of ear mites SIMPARICA should be administered for two consecutive months. Cleansing of the affected ears is recommended to remove the debris associated with ear mites. For the treatment of sarcoptic mange SIMPARICA should be administered for two consecutive months. For the treatment of demodicosis infestations, SIMPARICA should be administered monthly until the absence of mites is confirmed by two consecutive monthly skin scrapings.
Safety to Dogs
SIMPARICA has been shown to be safe in various breeds of dog across a broad weight range, when administered according to the dosage schedule. Safety in puppies from 8 weeks of age and weighing over 1.3 kg has also been demonstrated. During clinical field testing in various breeds of dogs, no adverse reactions were observed when SIMPARICA was used with other commonly used treatments. SIMPARICA may be administered in conjunction with vaccines, gastrointestinal worming treatments, heartworm preventatives, antibiotics, and corticosteroids when used according to label directions. Clinical studies have demonstrated that SIMPARICA is well tolerated in dogs when coadministered with macrocyclic lactones, and is also well tolerated in ivermectin-sensitive Collies.
SIMPARICA is offered to dogs orally, and as such there are no restrictions on swimming, bathing and shampooing before or after administration. Dogs can be treated while wet and can be exposed to water immediately after treatment.
SIMPARICA is available in six dosage strengths: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg and 120 mg, for dogs of different sizes. Each chew is mottled brown in colour, and square shaped with rounded edges. The number embossed on one side refers to the different strengths (mg) of the tablets. The chew should not be divided.
|Dose Form||Tablet / Oral|
|Duration of Effect||1 month|
|Indication||Treatment and prevention of flea infestations and treatment and control of paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks and bush ticks on dogs and puppies. Treatment and control of ear mites, demodex mites and sarcoptic mange. Can be used as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis.|
|Actions||Fleas (Ctenocephalides sp.) are rapidly killed within four to eight hours of treatment. Simparica breaks the flea life cycle by killing adult fleas before they can lay eggs, therefore eliminating the risk of further environmental infestation. Simparica begins to kill paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus), brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) and bush ticks (Haemaphysalis longicornis) within eight hours and continues to kill them for 35 days. After two monthly treatments, Simparica completely eliminates sarcoptic mites (Sarcoptes scabiei), which allows the skin condition sarcoptic mange to quickly improve. Simparica kills more than 98% of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) after a single monthly treatment. After two monthly treatments, Simparica effectively clears up demodex mites (Demodex canis), allowing skin conditions to quickly improve.|
|Precautions||The safe use of Simparica has not been evaluated in breeding dogs and pregnant or lactating bitches.Do not swallow. Wash hands after use. Accidental ingestion of Simparica can be harmful to children. To avoid accidental ingestion, administer the palatable chew to the dog immediately after removal from the package. Keep out of reach of children.First Aid If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.Disposal Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage.|
|Dosage and Administration||For oral use. Remove one chew from the foil-backed blister card at the time of monthly treatment, and then return the blister card to the carton. Simparica is a highly palatable, flavoured, chewable tablet, readily consumed by dogs when offered as a treat. If the tablets are not taken up voluntarily by the dog, they can also be given with a small amount of food or directly into the mouth. For use in puppies from 8 weeks of age and weighing 1.3 kg or more.Dose. Sarolaner 2 to 4 mg/kg bodyweight. Dogs ≤ 2.5 kg bodyweight. One 5 mg tablet. ≤ 5 kg. One 10 mg tablet. ≤ 10 kg. One 20 mg tablet. ≤ 20 kg. One 40 mg tablet. ≤ 40 kg. One 80 mg tablet. ≤ 60 kg. One 120 mg tablet. > 60 kg. Administer an appropriate combination of chews to achieve the recommended dose of 2 to 4 mg/kg bodyweight. The chew should not be divided. For optimal treatment and control of fleas and tick infestations, the product should be administered at regular monthly intervals. Treatment with Simparica may begin at any time of the year and should continue without interruption all year round.|
|Storage||Store below 30°C (room temperature) in original carton.|