For the treatment of acute surface pyoderma in the dog, such as acute moist dermatitis ('hot spots') and intertrigo (skin fold dermatitis), caused by Gram-positive bacteria sensitive to fusidic acid.
Do not use for the treatment of deep pyoderma.
Do not use in pyotraumatic furunculosis and pyotraumatic folliculitis with 'satellite' lesions of papules or pustules.
Do not use where fungal, viral infection or demodicosis is present.
Do not apply to the eye.
Do not use over large surface areas or for prolonged treatment.
Do not use in dogs suffering from impetigo or acne.
Do not use in dogs with unstabilised or untreated Cushing's syndrome or diabetes mellitus.
Do not use in dogs with pancreatitis.
Do not use in dogs with gastrointestinal ulcers.
Special precautions for use in animals
Official, national and regional antimicrobial policies should be taken into account when the product is used.
It is recommended that use of the product should be based on bacteriological sampling and susceptibility testing. If this is not possible, therapy should be based on epidemiological information about susceptibility of the target bacteria. Use of the product deviating from the instructions given in the SPC may increase the prevalence of bacteria resistant to fusidic acid.
Use of the product in association with occlusive bandages or dressings should be avoided.
Betamethasone valerate can be absorbed percutaneously and may cause temporary suppression of adrenal function.
In dogs with treated or stabilised Cushing's syndrome, only use the product after careful consideration of the benefit risk balance by the responsible veterinary surgeon.
Avoid eye contact.
The dog should be prevented from licking treated lesions and so ingesting the product.
Where there is a risk of self-trauma or a risk of accidental transfer to the eye, for example, application of the product on the forelimb, preventative measures such as the use of a protective collar should be considered.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
People with known hypersensitivity to the active ingredients or to any of the excipients should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
Corticosteroids may produce irreversible effects in the skin; they can be absorbed and may have harmful effects, especially with frequent and extensive contact or in pregnancy. Pregnant women should take special care to avoid accidental exposure.
Always wear single-use impermeable gloves when applying this product to animals.
Wash hands after having applied the product.
Care should be taken to avoid contact with treated areas of the animal, for the duration of the treatment period.
Care should be taken to avoid accidental ingestion by a child. In the case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice immediately and show the package
List of excipients
Sodium methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E219)
Sodium propyl parahydroxybenzoate
Hydrochloric acid (for pH adjustment)
Sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment)
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