Midamox is a topical solution for cats that combines two active ingredients, imidacloprid and moxidectin. Imidacloprid is an insecticide that targets fleas, while moxidectin is an anthelmintic that targets both internal and external parasites.
Midamox is used to prevent and treat flea infestations and to control other parasites such as ear mites, roundworms, and hookworms. It is applied topically once a month, as directed by a veterinarian.
Like all medications, Midamox may have potential side effects. Some cats may experience skin irritation or hair loss at the site of application, while others may develop vomiting or diarrhea. It is important to discuss any concerns with a veterinarian before using this medication on your cat.
Midamox is indicated for the prevention and treatment of flea infestations in cats. It is also effective against other parasites, such as ear mites, roundworms, and hookworms. Midamox is used as a monthly preventive measure to maintain continuous protection against these parasites in cats. It is important to consult with a veterinarian for specific dosing recommendations and treatment protocols for each individual cat.
Midamox works by combining two active ingredients, imidacloprid and moxidectin. Imidacloprid is a neurotoxin that targets the nervous system of fleas and other parasites, causing paralysis and death. Moxidectin is a macrocyclic lactone that works by preventing the parasites from feeding, and by disrupting their reproductive cycle. Together, these ingredients provide comprehensive protection against fleas, ear mites, roundworms, and hookworms. When applied topically to the skin, Midamox is absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body, where it stays active for up to a month, continuously killing and preventing parasites from infesting the cat.
The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10.0 mg/kg) imidacloprid ad 0.45 mg/lb (1.0 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.
Do not apply to irritated skin.
|Midamox for Cats
*Cats over 18 lbs. should be treated with appropriate combination of Midamox for Cats applicators.
Do not get this product in the cat's mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for 30 minutes. Treatment at the base od the head will minimize the opportunity for ingestion by grooming. In households with multiple pets, keep animals separated to prevent licking of the application sites.
Stiff, matted ahir or a damp, oily appearance of the hair may be observed at the application site on some cats. This is temporary and does not affect the safety and effectiveness of the product.
Heartworm Prevention: For prevention of heartworm disease, Midamox for Cats should be administered at one-month intervals. Midamox for Cats may be administered year-round or at a minimum should start one month before the first expected exposure to mosquitoes and should continue at monthly intervals until one month after the last exposure to mosquitoes. If a dose is missed and a 30-day interval between doses is exceeded, administer Midamox for Cats immediately and resume the monthly dosing schedule. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm prevention program, the first treatment with Midamox for Cats should be given within one month of the last dose of the former medication. At the discretion of the veterinarian, cats older than 6 months of age may be tested to determine the presence of existing heartworm infection before treatment with Midamox for Cats.
Flea Treatment: For the treatment of flea infestations, Midamox for Cats should be administered at one-month intervals. If the cat is already infested with fleas when the first dose of Midamox for Cats is administered, adult fleas on the cat will be killed. However, re-infestation from the emergence of pre-existing pupae in the environment may continue to occur for six weeks or longer after treatment is initiated. Cats treated with imidacloprid, including those with pre-existing flea allergy dermatitis have shown clinical improvement as a direct result of elimination of fleas from the cat.
Ear Mite Treatment: For the treatment of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis), Midamox for Cats should be administered once as a single topical dose. Monthly use of Midamox for Cats will control any subsequent ear mite infestations.
Intestinal Nematode Treatment: For the treatment and control of intestinal hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma tubaeforme (adults, immature adults and fourth stage larvae) and roundworm infections caused by Toxocara cati (adults and fourth stage larvae), Midamox for Cats should be administered once as a single topical dose.