Acarexx

Name: Acarexx

Administration

Tear foil pouch at the notch to remove the two plastic ampules. Use one ampule per ear. Shake well before use. Snap off the cap of the ampule and place the tip into the external ear canal. Squeeze the entire contents of one ampule into the ear and massage the base of the ear to distribute the medication. Repeat the procedure in the other ear using the second ampule. In clinical field trials, ears were not cleaned and many animals still had debris in their ears at the end of the study. Cleaning the ears prior to administration of Acarexx suspension is not necessary to provide effectiveness.

Human Warnings

Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children.

Precautions

The safe use of Acarexx suspension in cats used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating queens, has not been evaluated.

Adverse Reactions

In approximately 1% of 80 cats and kittens, pain associated with the pinna and vomiting were observed following treatment with Acarexx suspension.

To report suspected adverse reactions, to obtain a Material Safety Data Sheet or for technical assistance, call 1-866-638-2226.

Effectiveness

One treatment with Acarexx suspension was 92% effective in treating adult ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations after seven days in a dose titration/confirmation study. In a well-controlled clinical field trial, one treatment of Acarexx suspension was 94% effective in clearing cats and kittens of adult ear mite infestations within 7 to 10 days.

Manufacturer

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Acarexx Drug Class

Acarexx is part of the drug class:

  • Avermectines

Side Effects of Acarexx

Oral:

The most common side effects of ivermectin tablets include:

  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach pain or bloating
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • weakness
  • sleepiness
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • chest discomfort

Topical:

The most common side effects of ivermectin lotion include:

  • eye redness or soreness
  • eye irritation
  • dandruff
  • dry skin
  • burning sensation of the skin

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of ivermection. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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