Apiwarol®

Amitraz 12.5 mg/tablet
Tablets against varroosis in bees

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Description

12.5 mg, Fumigation tablets for honey bees

Active substance and excipient content
Amitraz      12.5 mg/tablet

Therapeutic indications
Diagnosing and combating varroosis caused by Varroa destructor.

Contraindications
Do not use during production of honey intended for human consumption.
Do not conduct fumigation at the temperature below +10°C.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.

Adverse reactions
Improper use of the product may lead to brood dying.
Fumigation may cause bee agitation.
Any adverse reactions emerged after administration of the product or any observed symptoms not listed in the leaflet (including symptoms reported in humans following exposure to the product) should be reported to the competent veterinarian, Marketing Authorization Holder or the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products. The report form should be downloaded from http://www.urpl.gov.pl (Department of Veterinary Medicinal Products).

Amount to be administered per species, method and route of administration
One tablet contains one therapeutic dose sufficient for a single fumigation of a honey bee colony.

Hold a tablet with the tongs and set it on fire, blowing off any possibly emerging flame. Place the smouldering tablet on a narrow (3-4 cm) strip of thick metal netting or specially bent wire feeder, enabling access of air to the tablet. Introduce the smouldering tablet together with the netting into the hive through the entrance, and place it on the bottom board beneath the frames. Cover the entrance for 20 minutes. Next, uncover the entrance and check if the tablet has burnt completely. If not, repeat the procedure. While diagnosing varroosis, adhere to the above procedure, after placing a sheet of paper covered with vegetable fat at the bottom board. Remove the sheet of paper and check for presence of the mites on it an hour after fumigation.

Instructions for use
Apiwarol is exclusively effective on Varroa destructor mite attached to the body of the bee. It does not destroy the mites and its developmental forms found on encrusted brood. The best results in varroosis treatment are obtained if fumigation is applied twice in spring and two or three times in autumn at of 4-6 day intervals, when there is the smallest amount of encrusted brood in the hive. In the honey production period, varroosis should be fought by cutting off the encrusted drone brood.

Fumigation should be performed in the evening, after bees have completed their flight. As amitraz is likely to penetrate into honey, autumn treatment should be performed after stock of honey intended for human consumption is removed from the hive.

Withdrawal period
Honey – 5 days
Do not use during production of honey intended for human consumption.

Special precautions for storage
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 250C. Store in a tightly closed container to protect from light and humidity.
Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the use-by date given on the label.
Shelf life after first opening the packaging – 24 days.

Special warnings
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
Effect of Amitraz on human body has not been fully recognised. Wear a protective mask during the procedure to avoid smoke inhalation.
In case of observing any alarming symptoms following exposure to the product, such as vomiting, cardiac arrhythmia or any nervous system disorders, immediately seek doctor’s assistance and present the doctor with the information leaflet or package.
People with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient of Apiwarol should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
Do not eat, drink or smoke during the procedure.
Wash hands after the procedure is complete.

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:
Unknown

Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes):
Administration (burning in the hive) of a larger number of tablets than recommended may cause excessive agitation of bees.

Pharmaceutical incompatibilities:
In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product must not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products.

Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Amitraz is toxic for fish, therefore attention must be paid to prevent disposal of the product to any bodies of water.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your veterinary surgeon how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures should help to protect the environment.

 

Package size
An LDPE container with a lid, containing 25 tablets, wrapped in a cardboard box.

Shelf life
1 year

Other information

For more information about this veterinary medicinal product, contact the Marketing Authorization Holder.

For animal treatment only
Subject to medical prescription – prescription drug

To be administered under veterinary supervision.

2015-09-30 SPC
CPLW- 30.09.2015 r.
25.07.2017 r

Additional information

animal type

bees

type of medicine

antiparasitic