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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 4.249206349206349 out of 5 by 630.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked so well it scared me! I bought this product and it did just what it was to do. 30 minutes in my cats jumped on my bed and looked like they spotted. I was amazed at the number of fleas that were jumping off like they were going down on the Titanic. The fleas were you going berserk. I recommend that you place them onablanket or toweltocatch all of the fleas.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast working! Capstar is my first step to getting control of fleas in my home each Spring. The fleas on my cats are killed immediately. I then back this result up with a long term flea preventative.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instant results! I bought Capstar and used it this past week and had AMAZING results. I've been struggling this year with fleas on my two dogs and so i decided to give Capstar a try and am so happy I did. It's kind of gross but you can actually see the fleas falling off of them but it was very reassuring to see and know that it works.
Date published: 2016-05-15
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
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Q&A

Does this also kill the flea eggs

Asked by: Margo
Thank you for your question, this does not kill flea eggs
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2016-07-20

How often can you give it to them?

Asked by: RealtorBonnie
Thank you for your question, this is an immediate resolve flea medication not a monthly protectant so it works within 30 minutes but the effects last only 24 hours. Redose pet as often as once a day if needed. Just keep in mind pets may scratch as a result of the fleas dying.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2016-07-20

Is it safe for dogs with history of seizures?

Asked by: tjmax
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.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-06-09

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: 2016-04-01

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: 2016-03-11

Shelf life please

Asked by: Buddy
The Capstar has about a two to three year shelf life.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-03-11
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