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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Comfortis is a chewable tablet medication that eliminates fleas for dogs and cats. It is the number one prescription flea-only medication in America. It is also reported to kill 100% of fleas on dogs and 98% of fleas on cats within 4 hours of being ingested. It can be used on either dogs or cats that are 14 weeks of age or older, and weigh more than 4.1 lbs (cats) or 5 lbs (dogs).
The active ingredient in Comforts is Spinosad.
Comfortis should be administered once a month and based on the following guideline:
Recommended U.S. minimum dosage for dogs is 13.5mg / lb per month
Recommended U.S. minimum dosage for cats is 22.5mg / lb per month.
NOTE: For dosages above marked at the end with (UK) - UK doses Comfortis at a higher level than America. The weight in kg indicated on the UK sourced packs will be less than the actual weight when converted to lbs. Choose the appropriate pack size by your pet's weight in LBS. and the correct recommended U.S. minimum dosage (see above) of Spinosad will be shipped.
Upon receipt, verify dosage (mg) indicated on pack matches the recommended U.S. dosage (mg) for your pet's weight in lbs.
As an alternate to year-round dosing, this medication can be given during the mosquito season and then for one month after the season ends.
On rare occasions, a reduced appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, a cough, increased thirst, reddened skin, salivation, hyperactivity, an increased appetite, and vocalization have been seen in treated animals. However, this is most commonly the result of overdosing on the medication.
This information is for informational purposes only. It is not to be a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, or professional advice of a veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professionals with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or the use of a particular medication.