Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Permethrin

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea, Vetstream Ltd , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Permethrin.

Class of drug

  • Ectoparasiticide.
  • Synthetic pyrethroid.
  • Pyrethrin, topical ectoparasiticide.

Description

Chemical name

  • (3-phenoxyphenol) methyl (+/-) cis, trans-3 (2,2-dichloroethyenyl) 2,2-dimethyl cyclopropane carboxylate.

Molecular formula

  • C21H20Cl2O3.

Molecular weight

  • 391.29.

Physical properties

  • External pour on solution.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Bishop Y (2005) Ed The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. Pharmaceutical Press. ISBN: 0-85369-579-2.
  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate (NOAH) Product Information Database. Website: www.vmd.defra.gov.uk.

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