Sileo Oromucosal Gel for Dogs contains Dexmedetomidine and is indicated for the alleviation of acute anxiety and fear associated with noise in dogs, such as fireworks.
The product should be administered onto the oral mucosa between the dog’s cheek and gum. Please follow dosage instructions provided by your vet.
- Oromucosal use.
- Only for use in dogs.
- Veterinary dosage advice should be sought before using this product.
- If the oromucosal gel is swallowed it will become ineffective. Therefore feeding the dog or giving it treats within 15 minutes after administration of the gel should be avoided. In case the gel is swallowed the dog can be given another dose if necessary 2 hours after the previous dose.
- In extremely nervous, excited or agitated animals, the levels of endogenous catecholamines are often high. The pharmacological response elicited by alpha-2 agonists (e.g. dexmedetomidine) in such animals may be reduced.
- The safety of administering dexmedetomidine to puppies younger than 16 weeks and dogs over 17 years of age has not been studied.
- The safety of Sileo has not been established during pregnancy and lactation in the target species. Therefore, the use of the product during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.
- Do not use in dogs with severe cardiovascular disorders.
- Do not use in dogs with severe systemic disease (graded as ASA III-IV) e.g. end stage renal or liver failure.
- Do not use in known cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
- Do not use in dogs obviously sedated from previous dosing.
- The use of other central nervous system depressants is expected to potentiate the effects of dexmedetomidine and therefore an appropriate dose adjustment should be made.