Amitraz (Mitaban®, Preventic®, TacTic®) - is a topical parasite control agent. Amitraz belongs to the class of formamidines. The biological activity of this acaricide is defined by its effectiveness to kill mange mites, ticks and other ectoparasites.
- Amitraz is often used in dogs for management of a serious skin parasite that causes demodectic mange.
- Amitraz is also used for control of ticks in dogs.
- Some forms of amitraz are available without a prescription but should not be administered unless under the supervision and guidance of a veterinarian.
- Should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
- Should be avoided in animals less than four months of age.
- Should not be used for cats.
- Caution must be used when applying this to very small, toy breed dogs - Chihuahua.
- Give the dogs a bath with Shampoo like - PetBen to flush hair follicles, remove scales, glandular secretion & bacteria.
- Prepare the dip by using 5ml per litre of water
- Towel dry the dog and make sure all the affected part are rinsed with the solution.
- Rinse the dog with the prepared solution and make sure to avoid contact with mucous membrane.
- Let the dog dry on its own and take care that he does not lick and ingest the medicine.(this can be dangerous, in such a case call you vet immediately).