What is Advantix (Imidacloprid/Permethrin) used for?
Advantix (Imidacloprid/Permethrin) is a topical solution used to treat and prevent tick, lice, or mite infections in dogs that cause scabies and skin irritation. The medication operates by disabling the organism's central nervous system to killing me after which they may be washed off. Your veterinarian may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Advantix (Imidacloprid/Permethrin)?
Follow your veterinarian's instructions and those included on the packaging when using Advantix (Imidacloprid/Permethrin) to get the best results from treatment. One application is normally applied every three to four weeks for continued protection, but it may be used as often as every week in cases of high parasite activity in some climates. Remove one tube from its packaging and remove the top while holding it upright, make sure the dog is standing, and apply the solution at three separate points including the base of the neck, middle of the back, and the lower back. When applying the medication make sure to move the hair out of the way so that it can directly contact the skin. There is no need to rub the solution into the skin as it will be absorbed on its own. Always ask your veterinarian any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Advantix (Imidacloprid/Permethrin)?
Advantix (Imidacloprid/Permethrin) will not normally cause side effects in most dogs. If you do notice any unusual or worrying symptoms affecting your dog, stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately. These include vomiting, weakness, seizures, severe diarrhea, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These may requiere lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to stop further health problems from occurring.
Advantix (Imidacloprid/Permethrin) should never be applied to cats or other types of animals. It is also important to never apply the medication if you dog is allergic to imidacloprid or if it has had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Advantix (Imidacloprid/Permethrin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the dog and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if it is pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if it has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.