Mitaban Dip is used in dogs for the treatment of generalized demodicosis (mange), a skin disease caused by a small mite not visible to the naked eye. Mitaban Dip requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs (4+ months of age)
Mitaban Dip contains Amitraz, an antiparasitic drug that kills mites.
Mitaban Dip is not for human use. Use on dogs only. Mitaban Dip may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately. Mitaban Dip is flammable, but is not flammable when diluted with water. Mitaban Dip may cause eye or skin irritation. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. If Mitaban Dip gets in your eyes, wash with water for 15 minutes and call a physician immediately. Wear gloves and protect skin when administering treatment. Wash hands and arms with soap and water after treatment of your pet. Avoid handling pets immediately after treatment. Mitaban Dip is also a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Humans taking MAOIs need to be cautious when handling Mitaban Dip. It should not be given to pets taking another MAOI such as Anipryl, Selegiline or Meperidine, or using a Preventic Tick Collar. Consult your veterinarian about other possible precautions you should take while using Mitaban Dip on your dog.
Mitaban Liquid Concentrate (Zoetis)
Mitaban Dip is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use on dogs. Mitaban Dip must be diluted prior to use. Mitaban Dip is a Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) and should not be used on pets being given any other MAOI. Use rubber gloves when mixing Mitaban Dip with water and when treating your pet. Ingestion or inhalation may cause central nervous system depression. Humans taking MAOI medications such as Parnate, Nardil or Selegiline or who are diabetic should not administer this medication. Fertility studies have not been conducted in dogs with Mitaban Dip. It is not known whether Mitaban may cause impairment of fertility in dogs. Reproduction studies during pregnancy have not been conducted with Mitaban Dip. It is not known whether Mitaban may harm the embryo or fetus. The safety of Mitaban Dip has not been established for dogs less than four months of age.
Mitaban Dip should not be used if your pet is taking another MAOI such as Anipryl, Selegiline or Meperidine. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic or has any other medical conditions. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.
Wear gloves and protect skin when administering treatment. Do not get Mitaban Dip in your own eyes or your pet's eyes. Prior to the first treatment, clip medium- or long-haired dogs. Bathe your dog in mild soap and water and towel dry. Next, prepare the treatment by mixing the contents of one 10.6 ml bottle of Mitaban Dip with two gallons of warm water (two bottles of Mitaban Dip mixed with 4 gallons of warm water may be necessary for large dogs). Thoroughly wet your entire dog with the freshly prepared treatment. Do not rinse or towel dry your pet. Allow your dog to air dry. Three to six topical treatments (14 days apart) are recommended for the treatment of generalized demodicosis. It is important to continue treatment until no viable (alive) mites are found in the skin scrapings at two successive treatments, or until six treatments have been applied. Severe (chronic) cases and dogs that are reinfested may require a second and third series of treatments, and again the treatment should be applied at 14-day intervals. Discontinue treatment of dogs which do not respond clinically. When employing Mitaban Dip for treatment of demodicosis, other dogs in the home also should be examined for lesions to ascertain whether treatment of these pets is warranted.
Mitaban Dip may cause short-term sleepiness in treated pets. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Mitaban Dip and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), a severe headache, restlessness, agitation or irritability, sweating, convulsions, uncontrollable or irregular movements. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Mitaban Dip and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops dizziness or drowsiness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea, insomnia, mild confusion, agitation or anxiety, or dry mouth. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Treated pets should not be subjected to stress for a period of at least 24 hours after treatment. Keep your dog dry between treatments. Do not use Mitaban Dip on pets using another MAOI. Do not use on pets that are diabetic. Do not use on dogs less than 4 months of age. Humans should wear rubber gloves when mixing and apply Mitaban Dip. Humans taking MAOIs or who are diabetic should not administer this medication.
Before giving Mitaban Dip tell your veterinarian if your pet is also taking fluoxetine or if your pet is using Preventic Tick Collar. Do not use Mitaban Dip if your pet is taking another MAOI such as Anipryl, Selegiline or Meperidine.
Use rubber gloves when mixing Mitaban Dip with water and when treating the pet.
Store at controlled room temperature 68°-77°F (20°-25°C).