What is Mitaban Dip (Amitraz)?
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)
- Relieves your dog of skin irritations associated with mange
- The only FDA-approved drug for this disease
How does Mitaban Dip work?
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)
What is the most important thing I should know about Mitaban Dip?
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.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying Mitaban Dip to my pet?
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.
How should Mitaban Dip be applied?
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.
What are the potential side effects of Mitaban Dip?
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.
What should I avoid while applying Mitaban Dip on my 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.
What other drugs will affect Mitaban Dip?
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.
- Mitaban Dip is a prescription medication used on dogs 4+ months of age for the generalized treatment of demodectic mange. Do not use on cats.
- Mitaban Dip is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Tell your veterinarian about any other medications you are giving your pet, including the use of Preventic Tick Collar. Humans taking a MAOI such as Nardil, Parnate, or Selegiline, or who are diabetic should not administer this medication.
- Mitaban Dip must be diluted with warm water before using.
Use rubber gloves when mixing Mitaban Dip with water and when treating the pet.
- Prior to the first treatment, clip medium or long haired dogs, then bathe your dog with mild soap and water and towel dry.
- Prepare the treatment by mixing the contents of one 10.6 ml bottle of Mitaban Dip with two gallons of warm water. For large dogs, it may be necessary to mix two bottles of Mitaban Dip with four gallons of water.
- Thoroughly wet your entire dog with the freshly prepared treatment.
- Do not get any treatment in your pet's eyes. Do not use the water mixture on more than one dog.
- Do not rinse or towel dry. Allow your pet to air dry.
Store at controlled room temperature 68°-77°F (20°-25°C).
Mitaban Dip (Amitraz) is rated
Rated 5 out of
My husband and I adopted our first puppy together from a local animal shelter. The poor things had tons of problems, among them demodectic mange.
I was skeptical when my husband was explaining to me what all we needed to do to treat our new puppy, but after just one treatment, she started looking much better. After her 3rd, you can't tell she ever had mange.
Yes, the product smells bad, but our dog hasn't suffered any adverse reactions, and she is much healthier than when we first got her!
Date published: 2011-12-02
Rated 5 out of
Max is doing great
We adopted Max almost 3 years ago, he was badly abused and in terrible condition. Max spent 3 weeks with the Vet and had been diagnosed with Demodectic Mange. We were told to treat him with Ivomec injections. Not trusting the advise I did some research and found that he should have been put on Mitaban not Ivomec.
Keeping a long story short we have only dipped Max once and it has already made a huge improvement. Thank you Pet Meds You are the Best.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 5 out of
Isabella has had only one dip so far. She has a very delicate system so we have to take it slow with her. The amount used for her is broken down into very small portions as to not overwhelm her system. She shows great results on the top of her head. The day after her dip is the must watch carefully day. She sleeps alot and is very hot as the infection comes out of her body. It works very well but just remember every dog is different with the help from your vet and you observing your pet find what works best for your pet. They are all different!!! That what makes them special.
Date published: 2010-02-07
Rated 2 out of
Mitaban Dip use on my puppy
Our pug puppy Cholo was diagnosed with mange 2 weeks ago, we used the Mitaban dip for the first time last week. However after reading all the reviews and the warning from our vet about the very dangerous side effects we were scared. We mixed the medicine w/ the 2 gallons of water as instructed and the smell is intoxicating, stronger than gasoline!! We could not bring ourselves to cover him in this stuff and instead I used cotton balls to wipe him down with the medicine, concentrating on the really bad areas. So far it seems to be working, the spots have dried up considerably. We have continued to give him regular baths with his medicated shampoo and cleaning his wrinkles with Witch Hazel. Good Luck!!
Date published: 2009-11-22
Rated 2 out of
my dog jellybean had generalized mange since she was 12 weeks old.at first we didnt mind all the spots she had and by the time we took her to the vet her infection was really bad.we put her on the mitaban dip and she was fine the first 2 doses.a day after her 3rd dip she had an allergic reaction that we ended up taking her to the per ER (which is not cheap).the ER vet told us to discontinue the medication right away and so we did and her spots just went away.anyway after a month it flared up again and we took her for a check up.our vet prescribed oral ivermectin which we gave daily in tapered doses.a month after religiously giving her the medication she was fine.she's been on it for the past 3 months and her coat is much improved like she never had it.from time to time she would have a tiny patch on her back but it goes away.we spent a lot of time effort and money in managing her condition.i guess she always had a weak immune system.we never figured out what triggers her stress reactions but we try to provied her needs.she is a happy dog and even when she was really sick she never showed it.we luv her dearly and we're willing to do everything to make her better.
Date published: 2008-11-06
Rated 5 out of
first of all if your dog has demodectic mange it has it for life. it is a blood disorder. you can treat the problem but the dog will always have the problem. all dogs and cats and all animals with fur have the mange mite but only animal with compromised imune systems come down with the demodectic mange. sometimes if they have it when they are young it is called juvenile demodectic mange and it can be treated one time and never come back some dogs will be affected for life and have to be treated with meds regurarly. this is why you should make sure you can see the parents of a dog before you buy a puppy, it is a blood dosorder, it is passed down from the parents. if the parents have demodectic mange the puppy will. sometimes if they are imbreed they will develop the disorder. i found all this out when i bought a dog of f a lady and she turned out to have the mange. i had bought a male mini chihuahua off her first and he is fine and healthy. then we decided we wanted another puppy and she told me she had a mini long haired female chihuahua and would sell her. we went and got her on the spare of the moment, she did not mention her parents and we didnt ask. she is a very submisive dog, she acts like she is scared of everything. she has always slept with me and during the day if she can she will lay in my lap she didnt play with our other three dogs. then when she was eight months old she started losing her hair around her face and got red bumps all over her, i took her to the vet and they told me she had demodectic mange. i did a lot of research since. i was in hopes she would only have the juvenile mange but she has broke out again. it helps to have your animal spaid or nuertered. but if they get stressed or scared they can break out again. and niki is such a submissive dog everything stresses her.
Date published: 2008-10-21
Rated 1 out of
My mini dotson had demodex mange..on the day of the 6th dip he was fine..but the next day I got up let him out...and like every other day after he comes back inside we would lay on the couch. Well I fell asleep and so did he..I woke up to this LOUD sound. When I looked at my dog there was a small amount of a terd coming out and he jumped down and fell over..I started to cry..I didn't know what to do he acted so drunk...I called my mom and as I was about half way to the vet I remembered that they weren't open on Thursdays..I called the emergency number and after about 10 minutes the vet called me back and told me to rinse him off and to give him a bath afterwards, and to continue my regular dipping day..well needless to say it did clear up but I didn't dip him no more..I was to scared of losing my dog..he is my best friend and keeps me company when my husband is out of town.
Date published: 2008-08-18