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CAPSTAR® (Nitenpyram) Tablets for Dogs

By: Novartis Animal Health

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In addition to the common nuisance irritations associated with infestations, fleas can be responsible for skin conditions in your pet such as flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) in dogs and miliary dermatitis in cats. Also, fleas transmit other parasites, including tapeworms. The control of flea infestations is important to your pet's health and also reduces the problems associated with these parasites.

CAPSTAR (nitenpyram) Tablets do not have an effect on fleas in the pet's environment. You may need to treat more than one time, because immature fleas in and around the home will continue to develop into adults that can reinfest your pet.

Alternatively, you can treat your pet or environment with an insect growth regulator, or you can treat your pet with an insect development inhibitor. Both insect growth regulators and insect development inhibitors act by preventing the development of immature stages of the flea. This will prevent fleas from reinfesting your pet. Laboratory studies have shown that CAPSTAR Tablets can be used safely with lufenuron.

The following diagram illustrates the flea's life cycle and where CAPSTAR Tablets work.

Life Cycle of the Flea

Fleas can be a problem because they reproduce so rapidly. A single female flea may produce up to 2,000 eggs over her lifetime. Eggs hatch and can develop into adults within only three weeks. Adult female fleas feed by ingesting blood from your pet and subsequently lay eggs, which drop off your pet's coat. Within days, larvae hatch from the eggs and live undetected in your pet's surroundings, such as the carpet, bedding and other protected areas. Flea larvae spin a cocoon, and when appropriately stimulated, a young adult flea emerges and jumps onto your pet to continue the life cycle. When these new fleas are seen on your pet, treat with CAPSTAR (nitenpyram) Tablets.

After reading this insert if you have any questions about flea control or medical problems associated with flea populations, consult your veterinarian, who is your pet's health care expert.

Storage Conditions

Store at controlled room temperature, between 59° and 86°F (15-30°C).

Questions? Comments? Please call 1-888-327-9745.

Manufactured for:
Novartis Animal Health US, Inc.
Greensboro, NC 27408

NADA # 141-175, Approved by FDA
Patent # 5,750,548

©2000 Novartis
NAH/CAP-DT/PI/1 08/00

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