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Selarid Topical

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Product Summary:

Prescription items are NON-RETURNABLE and NON REFUNDABLE

Selarid Topical for Dogs and Cats

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 (L3 ) Dirofilaria immitis larvae.

Selarid is a topical parasiticide for dogs six weeks of age and older and cats eight weeks of age and older. For 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. For 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. Selarid requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Generic Name:

Selamectin

Intended For:

Dogs (6 weeks of age or older) and Cats (8 weeks of age or older)

Features:

  • Topical monthly application
  • Kills adult flea eggs and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month
  • Treats and controls ear mite infestations
  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Treats and controls sarcoptic mange in dogs
  • Treats and controls roundworm and intestinal hookworm infections in cats
  • Controls tick infestations due to Dermacentor variabilis (American Dog Tick)

Cautions:

Do not massage Selarid into the skin. Do not apply when the coat is wet. Do not apply to broken skin -Selarid contains alcohol. Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. Flammable - keep away from heat, sparks, open flames or other sources of ignition. Selarid should not be used on sick, debilitated or underweight animals.

Important Information:

Selarid requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is for dogs 6 weeks of age or older and cats 8 weeks of age or older. Selarid kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching. You may occasionally see a few fleas on dogs or cats treated with Selarid but more than 98% of adult fleas are killed within 36 hours. Immature stages of the flea called pupae may be present in your pet's environment (yard, flooring, carpet, bedding, etc.). These pupae are not killed by parasiticides (including Selarid) and as such may emerge as adult fleas. These adult fleas may hop onto your pet at any time. They must be exposed to Selarid on your dog or cat before being killed. It can take from 3-5 weeks (or longer depending on environmental conditions) for most fleas to complete their 4-stage life cycle (egg, larvae, pupae, and adult) and reach the adult stage before being seen on your pet. Due to the presence of immature flea stages in infested environments, it can take up to 2 to 3 monthly applications for Selarid to maximally control the infestation of fleas in the environment. Once the flea population is controlled you will be less likely to see fleas.

Before Giving:

Your veterinarian is best suited to discuss and recommend appropriate medications for your dog or cat. It is important to discuss your pet's health history with your veterinarian so they can decide if Selarid is right for your animal.

Application:

Administer topically once a month for protection against fleas and heartworm disease and treatment and control of hookworms, roundworms and ear mites. The recommended minimum dose is 2.7 mg selamectin per pound (6 mg/kg) of body weight.

Potential Side Effects:

Like most medications, Selarid has some side effects. The most common is hair loss at the site of application with or without inflammation (redness, flaking) in cats. Other side effects reported in cats and dogs include vomiting, diarrhea with or without blood, anorexia (decreased appetite), lethargy (sluggishness), salivation, rapid breathing, pruritus (itching), urticaria (welts, hives), erythema (skin redness), ataxia (incoordination), fever and rare instances of death. There have also been rare reports of seizures in dogs. 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.

Missed Dose:

If you forget to apply a monthly dose of Selarid, immediately apply Selarid, resume monthly applications, and notify your veterinarian.

Contact your veterinarian if you administer more than the prescribed amount of Selarid.

Avoid After Dose:

You should avoid contact with application site when wet. You may hold or play with your pet any time after the area on which Selarid was applied is dry. Do not apply when the haircoat is wet. Bathing or shampooing your dog 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of Selarid against fleas or heartworm. Bathing or shampooing your cat 2 hours after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of Selarid against fleas. Bathing or shampooing your cat 24 hours after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of Selarid against heartworm.

Other Drug Effects:

In well-controlled clinical studies, selamectin solution was used safely in dogs and cats receiving other veterinary products such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antiparasitics, antibiotics, steroids, collars, shampoos and dips. Tell your veterinarian about all medications you have given your dog or cat in the past, and any medications that you are planning to use with Selarid. This should include other medications that you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your dog's or cat's medicines can be given together.

Application Instructions:

1.    Remove the applicator from the outer pouch using scissors or fold along diagonal line to; tear back.

2.    Hold the applicator upright. Tap the narrow part of the applicator to ensure the contents remain within the main body of the applicator. Twist or snap back the tip.

3.    Part the hair on the back of your pet at the base of the neck, in front of the shoulder blades, until the skin is visible.

4.    Apply the tip of the Selarid applicator directly to the skin. Squeeze the applicator firmly 3-4 times in one spot until empty. Keep applicator compressed on the final squeeze to avoid drawing liquid back into applicator. Avoid contact between Selarid and your fingers.

5.    While keeping applicator squeezed, drag it away from liquid and lift up to remove.

6.    Ensure applicator is empty, then place in your normal household refuse for disposal.

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

Ingredients:

Selarid for Puppies and Kittens under 5 lbs

Active Ingredient (per 0.25 ml Tube)

Amount

Selamectin

15 mg

 

Selarid for Cats 5.1-15 lbs

Active Ingredient (per 0.75 ml Tube)

Amount

Selamectin

45 mg

 

Selarid for Cats 15.1-22 lbs

Active Ingredient (per 1.0 ml Tube)

Amount

Selamectin

60 mg

 

Selarid for Dogs 5.1-10 lbs

Active Ingredient (per 0.25 ml Tube)

Amount

Selamectin

30 mg

 

Selarid for Dogs 10.1-20 lbs

Active Ingredient (per 0.50 ml Tube)

Amount

Selamectin

60 mg

 

Selarid for Dogs 20.1-40 lbs

Active Ingredient (per 1.0 ml Tube)

Amount

Selamectin

120 mg

 

Selarid for Dogs 40.1-85 lbs

Active Ingredient (per 2.0 ml Tube)

Amount

Selamectin

240 mg

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Less 5lb Dog/Cat 3ct PX101146 005 012NOR-3349 5023534033493
5-10lb Dog 6ct PX101146 010 012NOR-3352 5023534033523
5-15lb Cat 6ct PX101146 015 012NOR-3350 5023534033509
10-20lb Dog 6ct PX101146 020 012NOR-3353 5023534033530
15-22lb Cat 6ct PX101146 022 012NOR-3351 5023534033516
20-40lb Dog 6ct PX101146 040 012NOR-3354 5023534033547
40-85lb Dog 6ct PX101146 085 012NOR-3355 5023534033554
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This prescription product or therapeutic food is fulfilled by Pet’s Choice Pharmacy, Inc. A licensed pharmacy in all states, excluding North Carolina. Pet’s Choice is working with North Carolina Board of Pharmacy to be licensed to fill prescriptions in the future. We are only authorized to ship within the United States.  

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