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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 3.2302 out of 5 by 139.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ineffective and waste of money Bought a six pack and used it during the winter months and she still had fleas! Bought a soresto collar and they were gone in 24 hours.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flea5XPlus Did not get rid of my dogs flees and we went through the whole pack. Don't waist your money.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flea 5 X Plus I had my neighbor order this earlier this month. I used it no results. I put a second vial on my dog a couple weeks later no results. I've wasted money and will tell everyone I know to DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT !!!!! I wish I could get my money back. Sammy Ragland
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from did not work! This product does not work in sw michigan. Although i have been using it all winter through with the first warm day my dog had a tick. Sure enough he has to get treament for lyme di.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from generic product is ineffective bought generic frontline plus to save a few bucks. Used it as directed and the product was completely ineffective . Spend the extra money to buy the good stuff.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product, it worked really well, it did not leave an oily residue or cause the dog to go crazy like the grocery store brands do.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All us Girls are happy! I had been using the 3X product for years when this one, 5X, took it's place. It scared me a it bit, since the 3X worked perfectly, but the 5X didn't skip a beat. No problems with fleas, for 4 adventurous felines and me.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product My big Yorkie Buttons has been taking this for more than a year and he has had no issues.
Date published: 2016-04-01
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Q&A

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: 2016-04-30

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

I ordered the frontline for my dog I put it on him and noticed he still had a few fleas in him. What can I do ? Should I put another dose in him ?

Asked by: lisalynn
As long it has been at least two weeks, it is safe to apply another dose. For best results, you may want to treat your home and the pet bedding as well to prevent a re-infestation.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2016-02-02

Why only good for 30 days?

I have a package of Frontline Plus that says it controls fleas and ticks for 60 days. Why does the Fleas 5xmgeneric with the same ingredients have to be reapplied every 30 days?
Asked by: Justin DogOwner
Because it doesnt work.
Answered by: Maggie
Date published: 2016-03-28

genericto frontline plus

what is the other ingredient of 81.40% in this product
Asked by: Anonymous
as my local petstore informed me after it was too late and I should have stuck with Advantix.....the other ingredients is added garbage that does nothing, kinda like olive oil companies adding vegetable and canola oil to there 100% pure product!...lol
Answered by: DeeDee
Date published: 2015-11-23

Should I still see fleas on my cat after 2 days?

Asked by: Anonymous
It's possible to see one or two. Theoretically it should kill eggs so that they don't hatch at all, but there's always a possibility of one. More likely, your home is infested and they jumped on the cat from somewhere else. You should treat your fabric furniture, carpeting, etc. If you have an outdoor kitty, your yard might need some clean up too.
Answered by: Kitty Parent
Date published: 2015-11-20

Do I need a prescription?

Asked by: Scooter
No RX needed.
Answered by: DogWalker
Date published: 2015-11-14

what happened to flea4xplus

Asked by: Anonymous
The Flea4x plus did not do the eggs and larvae. It was replaced by flea5x plus which now does the eggs and larvae.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2016-01-28
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