What is Effipro Topical Solution for Cats? Effipro is a medication that you put on your cat’s skin on a monthly basis or as directed in order to protect him/her from common ectoparasites. It kills fleas, all stages of 4 species of ticks (brown dog tick, American dog tick, lone star tick, and blacklegged tick), mosquitoes, and chewing lice.
How is this medication given? In order to use Effipro correctly, follow these instructions: Remove one applicator from the packaging and hold it upright. Remove the cap, invert it, and use the cap to push down on applicator in order to puncture it.
Hold your cat in a comfortable position. Part the cat’s hair on the back between the shoulder blades until you can see the skin. Place the applicator tip directly on the skin and empty all of the solution on one spot between the shoulder blades. Make sure to apply the solution on the skin and not the hair coat.
Apply Effipro once a month or as directed by your veterinarian. Make sure to wait at least 30 days between applications. Dosing is based on your cat’s body weight. This product remains effective even after bathing, shampooing, water immersion, or sunlight exposure.
How does this medication work? Fipronil is the main ingredient in Effipro that works by attacking the nervous system of the affected insect. It blocks GABA channels which causes tremors, convulsions, and eventual death of the targeted insect.
What results can I expect? Effipro kills and controls fleas for up to 6 weeks. It kills ticks for a month or longer. This medication also kills mosquitoes within 24 hours (for up to 14 days) and within 48 hours (for up to 28 days). It also protects your cat against chewing lice for at least 30 days. Effipro is waterproof so it still works after bathing, shampooing, and water immersion.
What Form(s) does Effipro Topical Solution for Cats come in?It is a liquid medication that is for external use only on your cat’s skin. One applicator is used to protect your cat for one month. Effipro is sold in boxes containing one, three, six, or thirty-six monthly doses.
Generic Name: Fipronil(Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Effipro Topical Solution for Cats(Virbac).
Dose and Administration: Use this medication on CATS ONLY. DO NOT USE on rabbits or other animals. For killing fleas, all stages of ticks including brown dog ticks, American dog ticks, lone star ticks, and deer ticks, mosquitoes, and chewing lice; Apply to cats or kittens (8 weeks old or older) according to the following directions:
Remove one applicator from the box and hold applicator upright.
Remove the cap and invert cap. Use the cap to push down on the applicator and puncture it until it is open. Remove the cap prior to treatment application.
Hold your cat in a comfortable condition and part his/her hair between shoulder blades until you can see the skin. Place applicator tip directly against the exposed skin and deposit the entire contents by squeezing the applicator at a single site on pet’s skin. DO NOT apply Effipro to your cat’s hair. It needs to be absorbed through the skin.
Topical Solution for Cats will kill fleas, ticks and chewing lice completely when applied monthly.Wait at least 30 days before re-application. Avoid contact with treated area until dry. Effipro is still effective after bathing, swimming, and water immersion.
Formulated for:Effipro can be given to cats and kittens over 8 weeks of age. It can be used in pregnant and nursing females. Caution should be used in sick and debilitated cats. Consult your veterinarian before use in these animals.
Uses:Effipro is a broad-spectrum ectoparasiticide that is used to kill fleas, all stages of 4 species of ticks (brown dog tick, American dog tick, lone star tick, and blacklegged tick), mosquitoes, and chewing lice. It can also be used to prevent future infestations.
- Broad-spectrum protection- kills and prevents fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and chewing lice.
- Fipronil is the main ingredient which is safe and effective.
- Kills fleas and ticks quickly.
- Safe for breeding, pregnant, and nursing cats.
- Waterproof and affordable!
Possible Side Effects:Effipro should be used externally on the skin. Side effects are rare but possible after using any pesticide product. Temporary irritation at the site of application is possible and has been reported. If your cat is acting unusual in any way after being treated with Effipro, call your veterinarian immediately for further instructions.Effipro can be harmful if swallowed. It can also cause eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. If you accidentally ingest this product, call Poison Control immediately.
Drug and Food Interactions: Drug interactions are rare but possible. Discuss other medications, vitamins, or supplements your cat is taking with your veterinarian prior to using Effipro.If your cat has been given any other flea/tick or preventative medications within 30 days, avoid use of Effipro until 30 days have passed unless otherwise instructed by your veterinarian. If your cat has previously reacted to other pesticides, do not use Effipro without consulting your veterinarian first.
Precautions: This medication is for cats. Do not use on other animals. Do not use Effipro on kittens under 8 weeks of age. Do not use on medicated, debilitated, or aged animals. Consult your veterinarian regarding the safe use of Effipro on your cat. If an unusual reaction is observed following initial application, a veterinarian should be consulted before repeating treatment.
Storage:Store Effipro in the original container at room temperature out of reach of children and pets. Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal.
Active ingredients: Fipronil (50mg)
About Virbac: Virbac United States is driven by our passion for enhancing the health and well-being of companion animals throughout their lives. In fact, it’s all we do. Our sole focus is on meeting the unique needs of veterinarians as you care for dogs, cats, and other companion animals. We recognize that meeting those needs starts with listening. Ultimately, the essence of Virbac is found in our relationships with veterinarians. Because it is through these relationships that, together, we can find the right answers by first asking the right questions.