Amitraz 500 mg/strip
Preparation against varroosis in bees



Strips for placing in honey bee hives

Amitraz 500 mg / strip

Active substance and excipient content
Active substance:
Amitraz         500 mg

Therapeutic indications
Combating varroosis in bees.
Amount to be administered per species, route and method of administration

Product for hanging in bee hives in a dose: 2 strips per hive.

Instructions for use
Place strips in frame-separating aisles with the highest bee activity. Hang strips to provide free bee access from both sides, which is done by maintaining proper distance between the frames.

Leave the strips in a hive for 6 weeks, then remove. If bee activity inside the hive is away from the strips, change strip location to place them inside the bee colony, and before removing, leave the strips for another 2 weeks. The strips should be removed after the maximum of 8 weeks. Do not re-use the strips.

It is recommended to conduct treatment in all hives at the same time.

Recommended period of treatment: after the final honey extraction (end of summer/autumn) and in spring before the first pollen harvest.

Comply with recommended treatment periods and amounts to be administered.



Withdrawal period

Honey – zero days.
Do not use during production of honey intended for human consumption.

Adverse reactions


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 (Department of Veterinary Medicinal Products).

Special precautions for storage
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 25°C, in the original, tightly closed package.
Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: use up immediately.
Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the use-by date given on the label.

Special precautions
Special warnings for each target species:
All colonies in the hive must be treated at the same time.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
Wear protective gloves when handling the strips.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke while applying the strips.
While using the product, do not allow contact with skin and eyes.
After procedure is complete, wash hands with warm water and soap.
Do not allow contact of the product with food.

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:
Amitraz toxicity increases in the presence of copper, and its efficacy deceases in the presence of piperonyl butoxide. Avoid using these substances simultaneously with amitraz.

Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes):
While applying doses 5-times higher than recommended for the period of 6 weeks, no adverse reactions were observed.

Pharmaceutical incompatibilities:

Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products such be disposed of in accordance with applicable regulations.
Amitraz is toxic for fish, therefore attention must be paid to prevent disposal of the product to bodies of water or water currents.

Shelf life
18 months
Type and content of immediate packaging
Cardboard box containing 10 strips placed inside in a PET/Aluminum/PE sachet. 

For animal treatment only

Subject to medical prescription – prescription drug.
To be administered under veterinary supervision

Marketing Authorization no.: 2085/11


2016-06-08 SPC


Additional information

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