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Selarid (selamectin) For Dogs 10-20 lbs, 6 Doses

Selarid (selamectin) For Dogs 5-10 lbs, 6 Doses


 
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Selarid Heartworm Preventive

(selamectin)

Topical Parasiticide For Dogs & Cats

Selarid Heartworm Preventive by Norbrook is a once-a-month topical treatment for heartworms and parasite protection. In Cats, Selarid protects against heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, fleas and ear mites. In Dogs, Selarid protects against heartworms, fleas, ticks, ear mites and sarcoptic mange. Recommended for use in dogs 6 weeks of age or older and cats 8 weeks of age and older.

Dogs:

Selarid kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month and is indicated for the prevention and control of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and the treatment and control of ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations. Selarid also is indicated for the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) and for the control of tick infestations due to (Dermacentor variabilis).

  • Use in dogs 6 weeks of age or older against the following parasites: adult fleas, flea eggs, heartworm, ear mites, sarcoptic mites, and American dog tick
  • Killing adult fleas and preventing flea eggs from hatching for one month, and indicated for prevention and control of flea infestations ( Ctenocephalides felis )
  • Prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis
  • Treatment and control of ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations
  • Treatment and control of sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei)
  • Control of tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestations

Cats:

Selarid kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month and is indicated for the prevention and control of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and the treatment and control of ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations. Selarid is also indicated for the treatment and control of roundworm (Toxocara cati) and intestinal hookworm (Ancylostoma tubaeforme) infections in cats.

  • Kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and prevents flea eggs from hatching
  • Prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis
  • Treats and controls ear mites (Otodectes cynotis)
  • Treats and controls roundworms (Toxocara cati) and hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme)

Description:

Selarid (selamectin) Topical Parasiticide is available as a colorless to yellow, ready to use solution in single dose tubes for topical (dermal) treatment of dogs six weeks of age and older and cats eight weeks of age and older. The content of each tube is formulated to provide a minimum of 2.7 mg/lb (6 mg/kg) of body weight of selamectin.

Do not use in sick, debilitated or underweight animals.

Precautions:

Prior to administration of Selarid, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections. At the discretion of the veterinarian, infected dogs should be treated to remove adult heartworms. Selarid is not effective against adult D. immitis and, while the number of circulating microfilariae may decrease following treatment, Selarid is not effective for microfilariae clearance.

Hypersensitivity reactions have not been observed in dogs with patent heartworm infections administered three times the recommended dose of Selarid. Higher doses were not tested.

Adverse Reactions:

Transient localized alopecia with or without inflammation at or near the site of application is is observed in approximately <1% of cases. Other signs observed rarely include vomiting, loose stool or diarrhea with or without blood, anorexia, lethargy, salivation, tachypnea, and muscle tremors.

Dosage:

The recommended minimum dose is 2.7 mg selamectin per pound (6 mg/kg) of body weight.

Administer the entire contents of a single dose tube (or two tubes used in combination for dogs weighing over 130 pounds) of Selarid topically in accordance with the following tables. (see ADMINISTRATION for the recommended treatment intervals).

Cats (lb)

Package color

mg per tube

Potency
(mg/mL)

Administered volume (mL)

Up to 5

Mauve

15 mg

60

0.25

5.1-15

Blue

45 mg

60

0.75

For cats over 15 lbs use the appropriate combination of tubes.

Dogs (lb)

Package color

mg per tube

Potency
(mg/mL)

Administered volume (mL)

Up to 5

Mauve

15 mg

60

0.25

5.1-10

Purple

30 mg

120

0.25

10.1-20

Brown

60 mg

120

0.5

20.1-40

Red

120 mg

120

1.0

40.1-85

Teal

240 mg

120

2.0

85.1-130

Plum

360 mg

120

3.0

For dogs over 130 lbs use the appropriate combination of tubes.

Recommended for use in dogs 6 weeks of age and older and in cats 8 weeks of age and older.

Administration:

A veterinarian or veterinary technician should demonstrate or instruct the pet owner regarding the appropriate technique for applying Selarid topically to dogs and cats prior to first use.

Firmly press the cap down to puncture the seal on the Selarid tube; a clicking sound will confirm that the cap has successfully punctured the seal. Remove the cap and check to ensure that the tip of the tube is open. To administer the product, part the hair on the back of the animal at the base of the neck in front of the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze the tube 3 or 4 times to empty its entire contents directly onto the skin in one spot. Keeping the tube squeezed, drag it away from the liquid and lift to remove. Check the tube to ensure that it is empty. Do not massage the product into the skin. Due to alcohol content, do not apply to broken skin. Avoid contact between the product and fingers. Do not apply when the haircoat is wet. Bathing or shampooing the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of Selarid. Stiff hair, clumping of hair, hair discoloration, or a slight powdery residue may be observed at the treatment site in some animals. These effects are temporary and do not affect the safety or effectiveness of the product. Discard empty tubes in your ordinary household refuse.

Flea Control in Dogs and Cats

For the prevention and control of flea infestations, Selarid should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. In controlled laboratory studies >98% of fleas were killed within 36 hours. Results of clinical field studies using Selarid monthly demonstrated >90% control of flea infestations within 30 days of the first dose. Dogs and cats treated with Selarid, including those with pre-existing flea allergy dermatitis, showed improvement in clinical signs associated with fleas as a direct result of eliminating the fleas from the animals and their environment.

If the dog or cat is already infested with fleas when the first dose of Selarid is administered, adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable fleas hatch from eggs after the first administration. However, an environmental infestation of fleas may persist for a short time after beginning treatment with Selarid because of the emergence of adult fleas from pupae.

Heartworm Prevention in Dogs and Cats

For the prevention of heartworm disease, Selarid must be administered on a monthly basis. Selarid may be administered year-round or at least within one month after the animal's first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The final dose must be given within one month after the last exposure to mosquitoes. If a dose is missed and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of Selarid and resumption of monthly dosing will minimize the opportunity for the development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventive product in a heartworm disease prevention program, the first dose of Selarid must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Selamectin, the active ingredient in Selarid, is a macrocyclic lactone compound. These compounds effectively prevent the development of adult heartworms when administered to dogs and cats within one month of exposure to infective (L 3) Dirofilaria immitis larvae. Efficacy of macrocyclic lactones decreases below 100% in dogs, however, if first administered >2 months after exposure to infective larvae. Thus, in heartworm endemic regions, delaying initiation of heartworm prevention using Selarid beyond 2 months of first exposure to infective larvae (e.g., starting puppies and kittens at >8 weeks of age), or gaps of >2 months in the administration of Selarid during periods of heartworm transmission, increases the risk of the animal acquiring heartworms. Animals with unknown heartworm history that test negative for heartworms prior to the initiation of Selarid may be harboring pre-patent infections at the time Selarid was started. Testing such animals 3-4 months after initiation of Selarid would be necessary to confirm their negative heartworm status.

At the discretion of the veterinarian, cats ?6 months of age may be tested to determine the presence of existing heartworm infections before beginning treatment with Selarid. Cats already infected with adult heartworms can be given Selarid monthly to prevent further infections.

Ear Mite Treatment in Dogs and Cats

For the treatment of ear mite (O. cynotis) infestations in dogs and cats, Selarid should be administered once as a single topical dose. A second monthly dose may be required in some dogs. Monthly use of Selarid will control any subsequent ear mite infestations. In the clinical field trials ears were not cleaned, and many animals still had debris in their ears after the second dose. Cleansing of the infested ears is recommended to remove the debris.

Sarcoptic Mange Treatment in Dogs

For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (S. scabiei) in dogs, Selarid should be administered once as a single topical dose. A second monthly dose may be required in some dogs. Monthly use of Selarid will control any subsequent sarcoptic mange mite infestations. Because of the difficulty in finding sarcoptic mange mites on skin scrapings, effectiveness assessments also were based on resolution of clinical signs. Resolution of the pruritus associated with the mite infestations was observed in approximately 50% of the dogs 30 days after the first treatment and in approximately 90% of the dogs 30 days after the second monthly treatment.

Tick Control in Dogs

For the control of tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestations in dogs, Selarid should be administered on a monthly basis. In heavy tick infestations, complete efficacy may not be achieved after the first dose. In these cases, one additional dose may be administered two weeks after the previous dose, with monthly dosing continued thereafter.

Nematode Treatment in Cats

For the treatment of intestinal hookworm (A. tubaeforme) and roundworm (T. cati) infections, Selarid should be applied once as a single topical dose.

WARNINGS: Not for human use. Keep out of the reach of children.

US Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian

Storage: Store below 30°C (86°F).
Flammable - Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames or other sources of ignition.

HOW SUPPLIED: Available in seven separate dose strengths for dogs and cats of different weights (see Dosage). Selarid for puppies and kittens is available in cartons containing 3 single dose tubes. Selarid for cats and dogs is available in cartons containing 3 or 6 single dose tubes.
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