Permethrin 10 mg/g
Powder for external application to control ectoparasites...



Powder for treating dog and pigeon skin, used for combating ectoparasites invasion: (fleas ,ticks, lice and pigeon ticks).


Active substance and excipient content

Permethrin (as permethrin 25:75 cis:trans isomer ratio)   10 mg/g


Therapeutic indications
Insectin is designed to combat ectoparasites invasion: fleas and ticks in dogs, lice and pigeon ticks in pigeons.


Do not use in puppies aged less than 12 week.
Do not use in lactating female dogs.
Do not use in pigeons aged less than 1 month.
Do not use in cats. The product may produce serious adverse reactions including death; therefore prevent cat’s contact with the product. If dogs and cats are kept together, isolate cats for 72 hours since the end of treatment. Make sure that cats do not lick the coat of a dog undergoing treatment. Should that occur, immediately seek advice of a veterinary doctor.

Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or any excipient.


Adverse reactions

Dogs rarely experience undesirable side effects such as excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea, moderate muscular tremor and hyperactivity transforming into depression.

Birds are mildly susceptible to permethrin. Undesirable effects related to stimulation of the nervous system appear extremely rarely.

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).


Posology per each species, routes and methods of administration

Small dog: 5–10 g
Medium-sized dog: 10–15 g
Big dog: 15–20 g
Pigeon: 1–2 g

10 applications – drops from an inverted container mean application of 2.5-3.0 g of the product on skin.


Recommendations for proper administration
Apply the product externally to the skin.

Sprinkle the entire animal body with the powder, setting the hair or feathers apart to reach the skin. Avoid sprinkling eye, ear, nose and muzzle area with the powder. Leave the product for a few hours, next brush out the coat.

Exchange animal bedding after each treatment procedure. Repeat the procedure after 2-3 weeks.


Withdrawal period
Dog – not applicable.
Do not use in pigeons intended for human consumption.


Special precautions for storage
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Store in a dry place, at a temperature below +25°C.

Keep away from food for people and feed for animals.
Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the expiry date given on the label.

The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.


Special warnings

Special warnings per each target species:

For external use only.

Do not rub the product into animal skin.

For the most effective flea elimination, it is recommended to use a proper insecticide in dog’s place of stay (bedding, kennel disinfection, etc.). In addition, combating fleas in all animals kept together at the same time is recommended.


Special precautions for use in animals:
Do not allow animals to lick the product off.
During the procedure, protect eyes of the animals.


Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
The procedure should be performed outside the accommodation. Avoid excessive dusting and inhalation of the product. During procedures, use generally accepted precautions for handling insecticides; in particular, the use of protective gloves and masks is recommended. Avoid contact with eyes. After the procedure, wash hands thoroughly. In case of accidental contact with the skin or mucous membranes, immediately flush the affected site with pure water. Protect children from contact with the product and with animals undergoing treatment. Do not allow animals treated with the product to play with humans, especially children, until the product is removed from body surfaces.

Individuals with a diagnosed hypersensitivity to permethrin should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.


Other precautions:

Do not allow dogs undergoing treatment to immerse in water bodies for at least 3 weeks of product administration.

Pregnancy and lactation:
Do not use the product in pregnant and lactating animals.

Egg laying:
Do not use the product during egg laying period.


Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:


Overdose (symptoms, procedures concerning immediate help and antidotes):

In case of overdose, intensive symptomatic treatment should be applied, as no specific antidote has been developed.

Administration of tranquilizers, anticonvulsants (diazepam, pentobarbital, propofol) and muscle relaxants is recommended. Replenish the liquids by administration of crystalloids (sodium chloride physiological solution or multi-electrolyte solution). It is also recommended to bathe the poisoned animal in tepid water with addition of soft detergents, in order to wash any permethrin residues off the skin.


Pharmaceutical incompatibilities:

Since no studies of the conformity of this veterinary medicinal product have been conducted, this product must not be combined with other medicinal veterinary products.


Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products

Veterinary medicinal product extremely toxic for bees, fish and crustaceans.
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.


Other information

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


Available containers


Shelf life

2 years


Product available on non-prescription basis – OTC.
For use by the owner or the carer of the animal.


2015-02-02 SPC

31.08.2017 r.

Additional information

animal type

dogs, pigeons

type of medicine