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What is Flea5X Plus - Generic to Frontline Plus?

Flea5X Plus is a monthly topical flea and tick preventative for dogs and cats over 8 weeks of age. It contains the same active ingredients as Frontline Plus. Flea5X Plus contains fipronil to quickly kill adult fleas, ticks and chewing lice on your pet. Flea5X Plus also contains (S)-methoprene, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs and larvae to help end the flea life cycle. In addition to killing adult fleas and preventing reinfestation, Flea5X Plus is effective against ticks such as the brown dog tick, the American dog tick, the lone star tick and the deer tick, including those that may transmit Lyme disease. Choose Flea5X Plus for a great savings over leading comparable brands and get the same effective protection for your pet.

For:

Cats/Kittens over 1.5 lbs (8 weeks or older), Dogs/Puppies over 4 lbs (8 weeks or older)

Benefits:
  • Each application protects your pet from multiple pests for a full month
  • Helps control sarcoptic mange infections in dogs
  • Kills fleas that may cause skin allergies
  • Waterproof formula won't wash off during swimming or bathing
  • Kills fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks (including those that may transmit Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases), and chewing lice
  • Compare to Frontline Plus, containing the same active ingredients
  • Prevents and controls infestations for 30 days
How it Works:

Flea5X Plus contains fipronil, a slow-acting, broad-spectrum insecticide that disrupts the central nervous system of fleas and ticks. It also contains (S)-Methoprene, an insect growth regulator that helps to stop the flea life cycle by killing flea eggs and larvae. The waterproof formula means your pet will be protected even after swimming or bathing.

Please note: This product is not manufactured or distributed by Merial, the makers of FRONTLINE® Plus. FRONTLINE® is a registered trademark of Merial.

Cautions:

Do not use Flea5X Plus for Dogs on cats. Do not use Flea5X Plus for Cats on dogs. Keep pets away from other treated pets for 24 hours. Contact your veterinarian immediately if Flea5X Plus for Dogs is applied to your cat or ingested by your cat, or if Flea5X Plus for Cats is applied to your dog or ingested by your dog. Your pet may experience some temporary irritation at the site of application. If signs persist or become more severe within a few days of application, consult your veterinarian immediately.

Brand Name:

1-800-PetMeds Flea5X Plus

Generic Name:

fipronil & (S)-methoprene

Active Ingredients:

Fipronil & (S)-methoprene

What is Flea5X Plus used for:

Flea5X Plus kills fleas, ticks, and chewing lice, and controls mites that may cause sarcoptic mange in dogs. It is a long-lasting, fast-acting and waterproof formula containing the same active ingredients as Frontline Plus.

Availability of Flea5X Plus:

Flea5X Plus for Dogs is a non-prescription (OTC) product. Flea5X Plus for Cats is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How should Flea5X Plus be used:

Use Flea5X Plus for Dogs on dogs and puppies weighing over 4 lbs and 8 weeks of age or older. Use Flea5X Plus for Cats on cats and kittens weighing over 1.5 lbs and 8 weeks of age or older. It is available as 0.50 mL applicators for cats, 0.67 mL applicators for dogs 4-22 lbs, 1.34 mL applicators for dogs 23-44 lbs, 2.68 mL applicators for dogs 45-88 lbs and 4.02 mL applicators for dogs 89-132 lbs. Wait 24 hours for product to dry before allowing your pet to go swimming or bathing your pet. Do not reapply for 30 days.

To apply Flea5X Plus:

Remove tubes from packaging and separate one tube from the rest of the pack. Hold with the notched end pointing up and away from your face. Cut off the end at the notch along the lines. With one hand, spread the fur on your pet's back between the shoulder blades and invert the tube over your pet. Use the open end of the tube to part the fur completely and squeeze the tube firmly to apply all the contents onto that one spot. Wash hands after application.

What are the side effects of Flea5X Plus:

Pets may experience some temporary irritation at the site of product application. If signs persist, consult a veterinarian immediately.

What special precautions are there with Flea5X Plus:

DO NOT USE FLEA5X FOR DOGS ON CATS. DO NOT USE FLEA5X FOR CATS ON DOGS. Do not use on cats or kittens under 1.5 lbs or under 8 weeks of age. Do not use on dogs or puppies under 4 lbs or under 8 weeks of age. Use the entire contents on each pet. Do not split one tube between pets. Do not use multiple tubes on one pet. Weigh your dog to ensure you are applying the right dose formulated for the weight of your dog. Consult your vet before using on debilitated, aged, or medicated pets. Also consult your vet before using on pregnant or nursing dogs. Flea5X Plus for Cats can be used on breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats. Consult a veterinarian before using on pets with known organ dysfunction. Pets may experience temporary irritation at application site. Certain medications can interact with pesticides. Sensitivities may occur after using ANY pesticide product on pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, contact your veterinarian immediately. Do not allow children to apply this product.

Harmful if swallowed. Causes eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet.

If swallowed:

Call a poison control center or a doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

If in eyes:

Flush eyes with plenty of water. Call a doctor if irritation persists.

If on skin:

Wash with plenty of soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

Hot Line Number:

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment. You may also contact 1-866-307-9795 for emergency medical treatment information.

In the event of overdose:

Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store Flea5X Plus:

Keep out of reach of children. Do not remove the tube from the package until you are ready to use it. Store in a cool (below 77°F/25°C) dry place inaccessible to children and pets. Do not refrigerate. Protect from direct sunlight.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Remove the Flea5X Plus product tubes from the package. Separate one tube from the others.
  • Hold the Flea5X Plus tube with notched end pointing up and away from your face and body. Use scissors to cut off the narrow end at the notches along the line.
  • Invert the tube over the back of your pet's neck and use the open end to part your pet's hair.
  • Squeeze the tube firmly to apply all of the solution to your pet's skin, as a spot to your pet's back between the shoulder blades.
  • Do not apply more often than once every 30 days.
Tip:

Wait until application site is fully dry (usually 24 hours) before bathing your pet or letting your pet go swimming.

Dosage:
Dogs/Puppies (8 weeks of age or older):
Weight
Dosage
4 to 22 lbs
Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (0.67 mL)
23-44 lbs
Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (1.34 mL)
45-88 lbs
Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (2.68 mL)
89-132 lbs
Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (4.02 mL)
Cats/Kittens (8 weeks of age or older):
Weight
Dosage
Over 1.5 lbs
Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (0.50 mL)
Horses:
Do not use!
Ingredients
Flea5X Plus for Dogs & Puppies 8 weeks or older, 4 to 22 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 0.67 ml applicator)
Amount
Fipronil
9.80%
(S)-methoprene
8.80%
Other ingredients
81.40%
Flea5X Plus for Dogs & Puppies 8 weeks or older, 23-44 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 1.34 ml applicator)
Amount
Fipronil
9.80%
(S)-methoprene
8.80%
Other ingredients
81.40%
Flea5X Plus for Dogs & Puppies 8 weeks or older, 45-88 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 2.68 ml applicator)
Amount
Fipronil
9.80%
(S)-methoprene
8.80%
Other ingredients
81.40%
Flea5X Plus for Dogs & Puppies 8 weeks or older, 89-132 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 4.02 ml applicator)
Amount
Fipronil
9.80%
(S)-methoprene
8.80%
Other ingredients
81.40%
Flea5X Plus for Cats & Kittens 8 weeks or older, over 1.5 lbs:
Active ingredients (per 0.50 ml applicator)
Amount
Fipronil
9.80%
(S)-methoprene
11.80%
Other ingredients
78.40%
Customer Reviews
Flea5X Plus - Generic to Frontline Plus is rated 3.1437 out of 5 by 160.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work! I bought this a few months ago and it worked great, bought the next step up as she has grown but she is itching and I just found a tick on her!! Very disappointing.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful smell, not sure if it protects against fleas We've used Frontline Plus for years on our two small dogs and never had a problem so we figured we'd try the generic version and save a little money. My husband applied this on our dogs at night and by the next morning our entire house smelled of chemicals and a maple syrup-like smell. Now their bedding, crates, and our furniture all smell and you get an overwhelming dose of it when you walk into the house. I know you should wait to bathe the dogs for at least a few days after application so that it works properly but we may have to break down and bathe them today since the smell is giving me a headache. Generic fail...I'll be returning this and spending the extra on Frontline Plus.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DOES NOT WORK! I bought this product because of the price. You get what you pay for. we just bought a new house. Clean and new everything. Dogs brought fleas into the house. Saw fleas on our dogs 2 1/2 weeks after application. This product is totally ineffective.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from epic fail !!! doesnt work at all, im infested.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DID NOT WORK AT ALL I used this on my 6 dachshunds after a bath and they haven't stopped scratching since. It seems they are worse than before I used it. It is supposed to be generic to Frontline Plus but it doesn't work at all.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ONLY WORKED FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS, COMPARED TO "FL". I tried this on my Yorkie that is 10 lbs. It only worked for about 10 days if that long. the flees just didn't care and attacked him. i would not suggest getting this product. I know it is enticing because of the money you save, but really recommend getting Frontline Plus It works A LOT BETTER, AND IS WORTH THE FEW EXTRA DOLLARS.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad reaction I switched to generic from Frontline a couple months ago and 2 of my cats did fine. However, the third had a bad reaction to Flea5x and lost a big patch of fur at the application site. This happened each time I used Flea5x, so I switched back to Frontline for this cat and she seems fine.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Smells like Maple Syrup Smells sweet, like maple syrup. Kind of an unnerving smell.... dog seems unaffected by it, but it is all over us, and it just reeks. Will leave on for a day or so, then hoping a bath will at least get rid of the smell. Not sure the price difference is worth it.
Date published: 2016-05-25
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Q&A

Can I put this on my pregnant cat?

Asked by: jessid1
Please consult with your veterinarian before doing so.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-06-21

Where is this manufactured?  Where does it ship from?  

Asked by: Twiggy Z
This product is manufactured in the U.S.A and ships from Florida.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-06-14

Do u take care credit card?

Asked by: Llowdmac
I'm so sorry, we do not accept care credit.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-06-09

Does this include my discounts. Etc.

Asked by: Dottie
All discount codes are applied at checkout in the offer code box located in your shopping cart.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-06-09

Does this med require a vet prescription?

Asked by: melanie1
No, this product is over the counter.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-06-09

Does this come in oral tablets ?

Asked by: Brenda
Unfortunately, the Flea5x Plus does not come in chewable tablets. However, we do have Nexgard chewables available. It's the first flea and tick killer of its kind because it comes in a yummy, beef-flavored soft chew that protects your dog from a flea and tick infestation for a full 30 days. NexGard keeps your pet protected from adult fleas by killing them before they have a chance to lay eggs, which reduces the possibility of a flea infestation. Plus, it kills 3 types of ticks (the American dog tick, the black-legged (Deer) tick and the Lone Star tick) which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease. NexGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian. You may click on the link below to view the Nexgard. Here is the link: http://www.1800petmeds.com/NexGard+Chewables-prod10356.html?Ntt=nexgard
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-05-26

Is this product made in the USA? Does it have the same ingredient dosage amount as used in Frontline Plus?

Asked by: Jean
Yes, this product is made in the USA and has the same active ingredients as Frontline Plus.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-05-26

Does Flea 5X Plus kill mosquitoes.

Asked by: Rocky
Flea5X Plus is a monthly topical flea and tick preventative for dogs and cats over 8 weeks of age. It contains the same active ingredients as Frontline Plus which does not cover mosquitoes. Flea5X Plus contains fipronil to quickly kill adult fleas, ticks and chewing lice on your pet. Flea5X Plus also contains (S)-methoprene, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs and larvae to help end the flea life cycle. In addition to killing adult fleas and preventing reinfestation, Flea5X Plus is effective against ticks such as the brown dog tick, the American dog tick, the lone star tick and the deer tick, including those that may transmit Lyme disease. You may want to look into the K9 Advantix II which combines imidacloprid and permethrin to repel and kill fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. You may click on the link below to view the K9 Advantix II. Here is the link: http://www.1800petmeds.com/K9+Advantix+II+-prod10631.html
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-03-28
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