Capstar® for Dogs & Cats [Sold by the Tablet]

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Prescription Medications

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Description

What is Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets?

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets are used to kill fleas on dogs and cats, which begins working within 30 minutes. Capstar will kill more than 90% of adult fleas within 4 hours on dogs and 6 hours on cats, and pets may temporarily scratch as a result of the fleas dying.

For:

Cats (4 weeks of age and older and 2 pounds of body weight or greater) Dogs (4 weeks of age and older and 2 pounds of body weight or greater)

Benefits:
  • Starts killing fleas within 30 minutes
  • Unflavored tablet
  • Safe for pregnant or nursing dogs and cats
How it Works:

The active ingredient in Capstar is nitenpyram, an insecticide. This oral treatment kills adult fleas quickly. Nitenpyram interferes with nerve transmission in fleas, with no adverse effect on your pet.

Cautions:

Pets may scratch as a result of the fleas dying, but it is a temporary condition and not a reaction to the medication itself.

Brand Name:

Capstar (Novartis Animal Health)

Active Ingredient(s):

Nitenpyram

What is Capstar used for:

Capstar is an oral medication used to kill fleas on dogs and cats. It works within 30 minutes but the effects last only 24 hours.

Availability:

Capstar is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets should be used:

Capstar is approved for use in dogs and cats over 4 weeks of age and over 2 pounds of body weight. It is available in packages for dogs and cats 2-25 pounds and dogs 25.1-125 pounds. Choose the correct strength and give 1 tablet as the dose. For pets over 125 pounds give the correct combination of tablets.

What are the side effects of Capstar:

Side effects that may occur in dogs include Lethargy/depression, vomiting, itching, decreased appetite, diarrhea, hyperactivity, incoordination, trembling, seizures, panting, allergic reactions including hives, vocalization, salivation, fever, and nervousness. Side effects that may occur in cats include Hyperactivity, panting, lethargy, itching, vocalization, vomiting, fever, decreased appetite, nervousness, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, salivation, incoordination, seizures, pupil dilation, increased heart rate, and trembling. There are no known drug or food interactions

What special precautions are there:

This medication treats the pet only. To properly control fleas all pets must be treated and the outside and inside environments also need to be treated to prevent a reoccurrence.

In the event of overdose:

Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this product:

Store this product at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 1 × 1 in
Weight

2 – 25 pounds, over 25 pounds

How to Use

Directions:
  • Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets are available in packages for dogs and cats 2-25 lbs (11.4 mg) and for dogs 25.1-125 lbs (57 mg).
  • Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets begin working within 30 minutes. Redose pet as often as once a day if needed.
Tip:

Pets may scratch as a result of the fleas dying.

Dosage:
Dogs/Puppies: (over 4 weeks of age)
Weight
Dosage
2-25 lbs
Give 1 tablet (11.4 mg)
25.1-125 lbs
Give 1 tablet (57 mg)
Over 125 lbs
Give appropriate combination of tablets
Cats/Kittens: (over 4 weeks of age)
Weight
Dosage
2-25 lbs
Give 1 tablet (11.4 mg)
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Ingredients

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Dogs and Cats 2-25 lbs):
Active Ingredients
Amount
Nitenpyram
11.4 mg
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Dogs over 25 lbs):
Active Ingredients
Amount
Nitenpyram
57.0 mg

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