Mitaban DipMitaban Dip - Pfizer is a liquid concentrated of amitraz and is indicated for topical treatment of generalized
demodicosis (Demodex canis) in dogs. Mitaban is applied as a dip after a cleansing shampoo.
Fertility impairment studies have not been conducted in the
canine with MITABAN (amitraz). It is not known whether MITABAN may cause
impairment of fertility in dogs. Reproduction studies during pregnancy have
not been conducted with MITABAN. It is not known whether MITABAN may harm
the embryo or fetus. The safey of MITABAN has not been established for dogs
less than four months of age. The safety of MITABAN has not been established
for dogs less than four months of age.
Dosage and Administration:
Long and medium-haired dogs should be clipped closely before
treating. Prior to the initial treatment, all dogs should be bathed with a
mild soap and water and towel dried. The entire animal should then be
topically treated with MITABAN (amitraz) at a rate of 10.6 milliliters
(contents of one bottle) per 2 gallons of warm water (250 ppm active drug).
Two bottles (21.2 milliliters) per four gallons of water may be necessary to
treat large dogs. The entire dog should be thoroughly and completely wetted
with the mixture, and then allowed to air dry. Do not rinse or towel dry the
dog after treatment with MITABAN. A fresh MITABAN-water mixture should be
prepared for each patient; using the same mixture for more than one patient
can spread other dermal infections and also the concentration of MITABAN
could be reduced to a level which would be less effective than the
Three to six topical treatments (14 days apart) are
recommended for treatment of generalized demodicosis. It is important to
continue the treatment until no viable (alive) mites are found in the skin
scrapings at two successive treatments, or until six treatments have been
applied. Severe (chronic) cases and dogs which are reinfested may require a
second and third series of treatments, and again the treatment should be
applied at 14 day intervals. Discontinue treatment of dogs which do not
When employing MITABAN for treatment of demodicosis, other
dogs in the home also should be examined for lesions to ascertain whether
treatment of these animals is warranted.Adverse Reactions and Side Effects:
The most frequently observed adverse reaction is transient sedation, which occurs in approximately 8%
of the generalized demodicosis patients. This effect occurs within 2
to 6 hours posttreatment, and usually dissipated within 24 to 72 hours. Sedation is often less apparent
when additional MITABAN (amitraz) treatments are applied, however in
approximately 35% of the generalized demodicosis patients sleepiness is observed after each treatment. Transient pruritus, which clinical
investigators considers to be an indirect effect due to an inflammatory
reaction associated with dead mites, occurs in less than 3% of the
generalized demodicosis patients.Animals treated with MITABAN
(amitraz) should not be subjected to additional stress for a period of at
least 24 hours posttreatment.
MITABAN Liquid Concentrate (amitraz) is available in cartons
of 12-10.6 mL bottles.
Store at controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to
Federal (USA) law restricts
this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Rx Medication Sold Only To Licensed Veterinarians & Pharmacies. Current License Must Be On File Prior To Shipping.