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CAPSTAR® (Nitenpyram) Tablets for Dogs

By: Novartis Animal Health

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CAPSTAR (nitenpyram) Tablets should be administered according to the following schedule:

Weigh your pet prior to administration to ensure proper dosage.

Do not administer to pets under 2 pounds.

Recommended Dosage Schedule

Species                Body Weight                Dose        Nitenpyram Per Tablet
Dog or Cat...............2-25 lbs.................One tablet...............11.4 mg
Dog.....................25.1-125 lbs..............One tablet...............57.0 mg

Adverse Reactions

Laboratory and clinical studies showed that CAPSTAR Tablets are safe for use in dogs, cats, puppies and kittens 4 weeks of age and older and 2 pounds of body weight or greater.

Other Information

CAPSTAR (nitenpyram) begins working within 30 minutes. In studies, CAPSTAR achieved greater than 90% effectiveness against adult fleas on dogs within 4 hours and cats within 6 hours.

CAPSTAR Tablets are safe for pregnant or nursing dogs and cats.

When using this product, you may notice that your dog or cat will start scratching itself as fleas begin to die. The scratching behavior is temporary and is a reaction to the fleas, not the drug.

CAPSTAR Tablets kill adult fleas that cause flea allergy dermatitis (FAD).

CAPSTAR Tablets may be used together with other products including heartworm preventives, corticosteroids, antibiotics, vaccines, deworming medications, shampoos and other flea products.

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