Capstar (Nitenpyram)

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Description

Capstar (Nitenpyram)

Capstar (nitenpyram) kills nearly 100% of fleas in less than 8 hrs. It has no side effects or contraindications. Safe for pregnant and nursing females, and for puppies and kittens 4 weeks and older and 2 lbs. and greater. Cats & Dogs: <25lbs: 1 tablet 11.4mg

Dogs: 25.1 - 125lbs: 1 tablet 57.0mg

Dogs > 125lbs are given an appropriate combination of tablets. PROGRAM Tabs/Suspension contain lufenuron which break the flea life cycle by inhibiting egg development. CAPSTAR Tablets kill adult fleas. The concurrent use of these two products provides an effective flea management system. If a pet currently has a flea infestation, more rapid relief can be accomplished by combining CAPSTAR and PROGRAM to the treatment.

Directions

Single dose of CAPSTAR should kill the adult fleas on your pet. If your pet gets re-infested with fleas, you can safely give another dose as often as once per day.

To give CAPSTAR Tablets, place the pill directly in your pet's mouth, or hide it in food. If you hide the pill in food, watch closely to make sure your pet swallows the pill. If you are not sure that your pet swallowed the pill, it is safe to give a second pill.

Treat all infested pets in the household. Fleas can reproduce on untreated pets and allow infestations to persist.

Ingredients

Nitenpyram

Cautions

Not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.

Side Effects

Regular use of Capstar may result in certain side effects while inappropriate use may result in adverse reactions. Different animals i.e. dogs and cats experience different side effects to this treatment. The most common side effects in dogs are:

  • Incoordination and trembling
  • Lethargy or hyperactivity
  • Nervousness
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching
  • Excessive panting
  • Inappetence
Capstar for cats may produce the same side effects in cats as well as the following:
  • Fever
  • Salivation
  • Pupil dilation
  • Vocalization
  • Increased heart rate
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for your pet. See your veterinarian for medical advice and treatment for your pet if you have any concerns.