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Immediate flea killer in an oral tablet.
 
  • Kills adult fleas
  • Works within 30 minutes
  • Treats flea infestations
  • Unflavored tablet
  • Does not prevent fleas
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    Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets

     
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    What are 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.
    Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets for Dogs and Cats
    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.


    More Information:
    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.

    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:
    Pet Weight Dosage
    Dogs/Puppies: (over 4 weeks of age) 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) 2-25 lbs Give 1 tablet (11.4 mg)
    Horses:
    Storage: Should be stored at room temperature.
    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
    Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets 4.2 5 590 595
    BEST MONEY CAN BUY AFTER THE FIRST DOSE THE FLEAS STARTED , TO DIE WITH IN ONE HOUR. DEAD FLEAS EVERY WHERE COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.WISH I FOUND THIS PROUDUCT ALONG TIME AGO.FLEAS NEVER CAME BACK .AS LONG AS YOU GIVE YOUR PETS 1 TAB EVERY 1 TO 2 WEEKS. 05/23/2011
    Really works Our four cats were really struggling with fleas. We'd use drops on them every month, but it didn't totally stop the problem, just slowed it down a little. Within hours of giving the Capstar capsule, they had quit scratching (all but the one with flea allergy, thus skin rash which is healing now), and they no longer drop flea blood and debris on the bathroom counter or in the bathroom sink when they jump up for "drips"! We are extremely pleased! 05/12/2011
    Works Great I have never had a flea product work this well on my dog. My poor dog has suffered from fleas for a while and we always used one of those oily flea preventatives that never seemed to work. With Capstar I just wrapped the pill up in a little piece of cheese, my dog ate it like it was nothing. Since then I haven't seen one flea on him. I also recommend using this with the Program pill. They work amazing together. 03/26/2011
    I ordered Frontline flea meds for my 65 kbs 10 month old puppy. It didn.t work after four days so I called and ordered Castar, 6 to a box, and have given him four tablets in six days and he still has fleas. Do you have a flea product taht works on a long haired Azzie shepard and wolf mix. My dog needs it and the house is becoming infested. 03/21/2011
    Capstar for Dogs I would highly recommend it for dogs infested severly with fleas. We gave it to our two and with in 30 minutes we saw a huge difference. Our lucky wasn't winning any more and they were not stopping every few seconds to scratch. 03/14/2011
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    2 weeks, 1 day ago
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    Thank you for your question. Each tablet kills adult fleas for 24 hours.
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    Capstar Dosage

    I have two very small dogs (9-10lbs each) and one large basset hound (around 45 lbs). Unfortunately, I cannot afford two boxes of treatment today. If I purchase the box for smaller dogs (2-25 lbs), would it be safe and effective to give my bassett two tablets?
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    Thank you for your question. Giving two tablets of the small Capstar to your larger dog will not be the proper dosage; they will need the 26-125lbs dosage.
    3 weeks, 2 days ago
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    capstar TX tabs.

    I have a palmaranian that has no teeth due to ill tx before we got this dog and she cannot masticate pills. Can this be crusher and placed in food or are they chewable?
    1 month ago
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    yes, you can crush the tablets and mix in a wet food
    4 weeks, 1 day ago
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    Yes, I crushed my pills and put them in her chewable treats. She gobbled it right down and never noticed. Just do not exceed one ill every 24 hours.
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    Thank you for your question. Yes, you can crush this pill and mix it in with food.
    1 month ago
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    They are sold in boxes of 6 or 12.
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    Thank you for your question. There are six tablets in one box.
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    Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, Program is no longer available from the manufacturer.
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