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BRAND LISTING - Capstar (Nitenpyram)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
Cats & Small dogs 11.4mg (0-11kg)
Large dogs 57mg (11-57kg)


Capstar Description

As responsible pet owners, you keep vigil watching out for any indications of your pet being in distress. Signs of scratching, chewing, or whining is their way of telling you that they have fleas. Even indoor cats and dogs are susceptible to getting fleas that have hitched a ride in on your footwear or clothing. The female flea needs to take a blood meal before laying her eggs. If flea treatment is not given soon, your pet could develop a hypersensitivity to flea saliva and result in a case of flea allergy dermatitis (FAD).

Talk to your veterinarian about Capstar for a quick solution to eradicate the adult fleas on your dog or cat. It is safe to use as a regular treatment until the adult flea population has been decreased, but it will not do anything to stop the rest of a flea’s life cycle and will continue to be a problem unless you also start your pet on a monthly treatment that will take care of both adult fleas and their larva, eggs, and pupa.

A Good Way to Kill Existing Fleas Before Starting Monthly Treatments

Once you have given your pet a Capstar tablet, the active ingredient called Nitenpyram will be absorbed into their bloodstream. The next flea to take a bite will ingest Nitenpyram, a neurotoxin that binds tightly in the fleas’ central nervous system and will block neural messages which will kill the adult flea quickly. Check through your pet’s fur often and decide if another dose of Capstar is required as it has no long-lasting effects to keep on killing. As the adult flea population shrinks, start a once-a-month preventive treatment.

Conditions Treated by Capstar

Flea treatments, including Capstar, not only works to kill the fleas, it is also reducing the risk of your pet getting FAD. Flea allergy dermatitis causes your pet to continue to itch and chew and could potentially increase the risk of a ‘hot spot’ or an infection. You can also feel relieved about not having to worry about your pet getting other parasites from fleas, including tape worm. Your pet’s environment must also be treated by thorough vacuuming, washing bedding, and treating any carpeted areas your pet frequents.

Before You Treating Pet With Capstar

Ask your veterinarian how safe Capstar is if your cat or dog is pregnant or nursing a litter and needs flea treatment. Tell your vet about any medical conditions your dog or cat has and list all OTC and Rx medications you administer to your pet, including vitamin supplements and herbal remedies to determine that Capstar is the right treatment.

Capstar Proper Use

Soon after giving your pet Capstar, you may witness excessive scratching and grooming. This is not a reaction to the ingredients of Capstar, but occurs as the fleas leave the pets’ skin to come to the surface where they fall off. Your cat or dog can feel the activity of the fleas as they try to jump away which produces a tickling sensation. Keep Capstar and all other medications out of children’s reach.

Possible Side Effects of Capstar

  • Panting
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Hyperactivity

These side effects can occur in cats and dogs.

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