Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Hi-Craft Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs, 15% w/w
  • Available from:
  • Beaphar Ltd
  • Medicine domain:
  • Animals
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug



  • Available in:
  • Hi-Craft Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs, 15% w/w
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • English

Other information



  • Source:
  • VMD - Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Authorization status:
  • Expired
  • Authorization number:
  • 05496/4018
  • Last update:
  • 21-12-2016

Summary of Product characteristics


Revised: 04 September 2008

AN: 00213/2008

1. Name of the Veterinary Medicinal Product

Hi-Craft Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs, 15% w/w.

2. Qualitative and quantitative composition

Active substance % w/w mg/collar

Dimpylate (as dimpylate stabilised) 15.0 3,600

Excipients % w/w mg/collar

Brown collar: Ferric oxide red (E172) 0.08 19.2

Charcoal, vegetable (E153) 0.02 4.8

Blue collar: Coomassie Brilliant Blue G 0.012 2.8

Copper Phthalocyanine 0.012 2.8

OB (CAS No. 67210-66-6) 0.005 1.2

Red collar: Rhodamine 6G 0.013 3.2

Basic Violet 11 0.005 1.2

Yellow collar: Solvent Yellow 135 0.013 3.2

Green collar: Solvent Yellow 135 0.013 3.2

Copper Phthalocyanine Green 0.010 2.4

Orange collar: Disperse Yellow 11 0.010 2.4

Rhodamine 6G 0.015 3.6

Rhodamine B 0.005 1.2

For full list of excipients, see section 6.1

3. Pharmaceutical form


Coloured flea collar fitted with safety buckle

4. Clinical Particulars

4.1 Target species


4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species

Treatment of dogs infested with fleas (Ctenocephalides felis and C. canis) and

ticks (Ixodes ricinus).

4.3 Contra-indications

No other insecticide should be used with the collar or within 7 days of removal.

Do not allow the collar to come into contact with nursing females.

Do not use the collar on dogs younger than 12 weeks.

4.4 Special warnings for each target species

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Remove collar if any sign of skin irritation occurs.

Check the collar is not too tight, to ensure against irritation.

Do not allow animals to chew the collar.

Remove collar from dog immediately should any signs of drowsiness,

listlessness or respiratory difficulties develop soon after fixing the collar.

4.5Special precautions for use

(i) Special precautions for use in animals

For external use only.

Remove fleas from young puppies and nursing females by careful use of a

flea comb.

(ii) Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the

medicinal product to animals

If you feel unwell after handling the collar, seek medical advice.

Do not allow children to play with the collar.

Do not allow children to suck or chew the collar.

Wash hands thoroughly after handling the collar.

Dimpylate is an organophosphorus compound; do not handle if under

medical advice not to work with ANTICHOLINESTERASES.

Do not sleep with pets wearing collars.

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling collar.

(iii) Other precautions

To help prevent reinfestation, animals’ bedding and regular resting areas,

including carpets and soft furnishings, should be treated with a suitable

insecticide and vacuumed regularly.

After fitting the collar, do not allow dogs to swim in ponds or other small

bodies of water. This will not adversely affect the activity of the collar but is


dangerous to aquatic life.

4.6Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

Typical adverse reactions to organophosphorus compounds are rare.

4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

Do not allow contact with nursing females.

4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

Do not combine with other organophosphorus compounds or medicines which

are not compatible with organophosphorus compounds.

4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route

One collar per animal to be fastened around the neck. Fasten the collar around

the dog’s neck, ensuring a comfortable fit; two fingers should fit easily under the

collar. Loosen the collar as the dog grows bigger. Cut off excess collar extending

beyond buckle and dispose of with the household refuse. Replace collar after 4

months if flea and tick re-infestation is a risk.

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4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes) if necessary

Symptoms: Tearing, salivation, muscle twitches, vomiting,

loss of reflexes, coma, cyanosis.

Emergency procedure: Remove collar.

Antidote: Atropine.

4.11 Withdrawal period(s)

Not applicable

5 Pharmacological properties

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Ectoparasiticides for topical use, incl. insecticides

ATC Vet Code: QP53AF03

5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

The collar is applied around the dog’s neck. The collar constantly releases

dimpylate over a four month period. Fleas and ticks on the skin of the animal come

into contact with the dimpylate and are killed.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic particulars

Dimpylate is an organophosphorus compound with a non-systemic action.

6 Pharmaceutical particulars

6.1 List of excipients

Brown collar: Charcoal Vegetable (E153)

Ferric Oxide Red (E172)

Blue collar: Coomassie Brilliant Blue G

Copper Phthalocyanine

OB (CAS No. 67210-66-6)

Red collar: Rhodamine 6G

Basic Violet 11

Yellow collar: Solvent Yellow 135

Green collar: Solvent Yellow 135

Copper Phthalocyanine Green

Orange collar: Disperse Yellow 11

Rhodamine 6G

Rhodamine B

Polyvinyl chloride

Dibutyl Phthalate

Epoxidised Soya Bean Oil

Calcium Stearate

6.2 Incompatibilities

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Morphine, theophylline, aminophylline, large amounts of intravenous fluids,

phenothiazine drugs, pyrantelpalmoate.

6.3 Shelf life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years

6.4 Special precautions for storage

Protect from direct sunlight.

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not remove the collar from the pack until you are ready to fit it.

6.5Nature and composition of immediate packaging

(i) Clear, colourless high-density polyethylene blister, containing one PVC

collar, heat sealed on varnished fibreboard/aluminium foil/fibreboard

laminate backing card.

(ii) Paper/aluminium foil/low density polyethylene sachet, containing one PVC

collar, packed in a cardboard box.

6.6Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal

products or waste materials derived from the use of such products, if


Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such

veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local


EXTREMELY DANGEROUS to fish and aquatic life.

Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the collar or empty


7 Marketing authorisation holder

Beaphar Ltd.

Homefield Road




8 Marketing authorisation number

Vm 05496/4018

9 Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation

Date of first authorisation: 15 January 2000

10 Date of revision of the text

04 September 2008

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