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Permethrin

Contributor(s): Nicola Bates, Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Permethrin.

Class of drug

  • Ectoparasiticide.
  • Synthetic pyrethroid.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C21H20Cl2O3.

Molecular weight

  • 391.29.

Uses

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Indications

  • Fleas and ticks on dogs.
  • Fleas on cats.
  • Environmental control of ectoparasites.
  • Aid in control of flea allergy dermatitis.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMed.
  • Franc Met al(1998)Antifeeding effect of several insecticidal formulations against Ctenocephalides felis on cats.Parasite5(1), 83-86.
  • Volmer P Aet al(1998)Warning against use of some permethrin products in cats.JAVMA213(6), 800-801.
  • Stone B Fet al(1994)Efficacy of permethrin in controlling the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus and the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis on dogs.Aust Vet J71(3), 90-91.

Other sources of information

  • Small Animal Formulary8th edn (2014) Ramsey I (Ed.) British Small Animal Veterinary Association..
  • The Veterinary Formulary4th edn (1998) Bishop Y (Ed.) British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. ISBN 0853694125.

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