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What is Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets?

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets are used to kill fleas on dogs and cats, which begins working within 30 minutes. Capstar will kill more than 90% of adult fleas within 4 hours on dogs and 6 hours on cats, and pets may temporarily scratch as a result of the fleas dying.

For:

Cats (4 weeks of age and older and 2 pounds of body weight or greater) Dogs (4 weeks of age and older and 2 pounds of body weight or greater)

Benefits:
  • Starts killing fleas within 30 minutes
  • Unflavored tablet
  • Safe for pregnant or nursing dogs and cats
How it Works:

The active ingredient in Capstar is nitenpyram, an insecticide. This oral treatment kills adult fleas quickly. Nitenpyram interferes with nerve transmission in fleas, with no adverse effect on your pet.

Cautions:

Pets may scratch as a result of the fleas dying, but it is a temporary condition and not a reaction to the medication itself.

Brand Name:

Capstar (Novartis Animal Health)

Active Ingredient(s):

Nitenpyram

What is this product used for:

Capstar is an oral medication used to kill fleas on dogs and cats. It works within 30 minutes but the effects last only 24 hours.

Availability:

Capstar is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How this product should be used:

Capstar is approved for use in dogs and cats over 4 weeks of age and over 2 pounds of body weight. It is available in packages for dogs and cats 2-25 pounds and dogs 25.1-125 pounds. Choose the correct strength and give 1 tablet as the dose. For pets over 125 pounds give the correct combination of tablets.

What are the side effects:

Side effects that may occur in dogs include Lethargy/depression, vomiting, itching, decreased appetite, diarrhea, hyperactivity, incoordination, trembling, seizures, panting, allergic reactions including hives, vocalization, salivation, fever, and nervousness. Side effects that may occur in cats include Hyperactivity, panting, lethargy, itching, vocalization, vomiting, fever, decreased appetite, nervousness, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, salivation, incoordination, seizures, pupil dilation, increased heart rate, and trembling. There are no known drug or food interactions

What special precautions are there:

This medication treats the pet only. To properly control fleas all pets must be treated and the outside and inside environments also need to be treated to prevent a reoccurrence.

In the event of overdose:

Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this product:

Store this product at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets are available in packages for dogs and cats 2-25 lbs (11.4 mg) and for dogs 25.1-125 lbs (57 mg).
  • Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets begin working within 30 minutes. Redose pet as often as once a day if needed.
Tip:

Pets may scratch as a result of the fleas dying.

Dosage:
Dogs/Puppies: (over 4 weeks of age)
Weight
Dosage
2-25 lbs
Give 1 tablet (11.4 mg)
25.1-125 lbs
Give 1 tablet (57 mg)
Over 125 lbs
Give appropriate combination of tablets
Cats/Kittens: (over 4 weeks of age)
Weight
Dosage
2-25 lbs
Give 1 tablet (11.4 mg)
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Ingredients
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Dogs and Cats 2-25 lbs):
Active Ingredients
Amount
Nitenpyram
11.4 mg
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Dogs over 25 lbs):
Active Ingredients
Amount
Nitenpyram
57.0 mg
Customer Reviews
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets is rated 4.2456 out of 5 by 627.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I buy Capstar whenever I run out, keep it on the shelf...I use this every couple of weeks on my 125 pound German Shepard Rocky just to make sure no living fleas are on him......have been buying this product from 1-800 PetMeds now for about a year, and am totally satisfied with everything I buy from there.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second time is a charm... We had to use 2 of the 6 pills right away but that's bc we let the issue get out of control. Always been a fan of Capstar and of 800PetMeds. Great service and great product.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from thumbs up on Capstar This really works great on my Pugzu . Whenever she comes back from the groomers , I always find 1 or 2 fleas on her and after giving her the Capstar , within 1 hour I see then fall off my sweet dog. I highly recommend product.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Capstar is a miracle I bought capstar a week ago i have 6 pitbulls we had terrible times w fleas until i gave each dog 1 tablet inside of peanutbutter mind u all my dogs r 55 pounds to 160 pounds...it really does work within an hour definitely worth the money
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfect!!!! I love this!!! With in 15 minutes the fleas were literally just falling off
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Quickley and effitiently I was using flea x 5. It was not working so I purchased Capstar which works great to kill fleas and switched back to frontline flea medication. We're back to flea free.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sold We have 6 cats and had a terrible flea problem this summer in NJ. The other products like Frontline and Comfortis were not that effective for us. Also some of the cats would throw up after being treated with other products. All six cats were treated with Capstar and it started to work right away. We dose them every week for 3 weeks. We clean the house thoroughly and we were able to eliminate the fleas. The cats go outside and as soon as one of them starts to scratch, they get a pill. We feel that we have a good solution with Capstar and don't expect a recurrence of the infestation we had this summer. Also the cats tolerate Capstar well, and don't throw up from it.
Date published: 2015-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm! Here in he tropics fleas are a year round pest and using Capstar along with a flea prevention product has kept our fleas in check, especially during the rainy seasons. Been using Capstar on our weener hound family for years and do not plan to change from a winning product!
Date published: 2015-11-19
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Q&A

My dog is having side effects from Capstar. How long will this last?

Asked by: Almost Home Rescue
Pets may temporarily scratch as a result of the fleas dying.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-04-28

Is it safe for a pregnant cat?

Asked by: Gramma Rosy
Yes, Capstar Tablets are safe for pregnant or nursing dogs and cats.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-04-26

Does it require a prescription 

Asked by: Shag
No, Capstar is over the counter.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-04-10

I have a cat with FIV Is this safe to use

Asked by: itsmelissa
Yes, Capstar is safe for cats with FIV. Please consult with your vet to be sure this is suitable for your furry baby.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-04-10

Shelf life please

Asked by: Buddy
The Capstar has about a two to three year shelf life.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-04-10

I have Cats and dogs, fleas are fleas why cant i order the 2-25 pounds for all?

I have 2 cats ,indoor, 2 dogs all weight between 2-25 pounds i can't afford to order 6 pills for the cats and 6 for the dogs, when i only need 4 all together. so what will happen if i order the dogs capstar for all? or cats for all? ARE these the same strength i've gotten from my vet?
Asked by: Dawn
I used this for our 9 lb. dog and 12 lb. cat. It works great!
Answered by: Spider
Date published: 2016-04-10

Dosage, and contents?

Doesn't state how often to give the tablet, or how many in a package. ??
Asked by: Victory
there is a video you can watch under the box on the Capstar page.
Answered by: nana
Date published: 2016-02-18

What meds conflict with cap star.

My Yorkie is on meds because he occasionally has seizures. Using cap star will that harm him or conflict with the meds?
Asked by: Jeter
I am a LVT, I am degree'd, and I do not feel ethically I can, give you this type of medical advice., I would NOT give your Yorkie ANYTHING until I had spoken with my veterinarian. EVEN if another person has had the same issue, every dog is different ,i hope you ask your Doctor. Good luck!!
Answered by: rox LVT (Retired)
Date published: 2016-04-10
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