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Imidacloprid

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Synonym(s): Advantage, Advantix, Advocate, Advantage Multi


Introduction

Name

  • Imidacloprid.

Class of drug

  • Chloronicotinyl nitroguanide insecticide.

Description

Chemical name

  • 1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl) methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine.

Molecular formula

  • C9H10ClN5O2.

Molecular weight

  • 255.66.

Physical properties

  • Colorless crystals.

Storage requirements

  • Store in a cool, dry area.

Uses

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Indications

  • Control of fleas (imidacloprid) and prevention of heartworm disease (imidacloprid + moxidectin).

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Wenzel U, Heine J, Mengel H et al (2008) Efficacy of imidacloprid 10%/moxidectin 1% (Advocate (R)/Advantage Multi (TM)) against fleas (Ctenocephalides felis felis) on ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). Parasitol Res 103 (1), 231-234 SpringerLink.

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) Ed. BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, UK. pp 338.
  • Plumb D (2015) Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. 8th edn. Wiley Blackwell. pp 1296.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.
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