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Monthly heartworm prevention in a chewable tablet.
 
  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • In Dogs: controls hookworms, removes and controls roundworms and whipworms
  • In Cats: removes roundworms and hookworms
  • Artificial beef flavor tablet
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    Interceptor

     
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    What is Interceptor?

    Interceptor Flavor Tabs are a palatable once-a-month tablet that prevents heartworm disease, controls adult hookworms, and removes and controls adult roundworms and whipworm infections in dogs. Interceptor for cats is the only oral monthly preventative that protects against heartworms and removes adult roundworms and adult hookworms. Interceptor requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
    For:
    Dogs (4 weeks of age and weighing over 2 lbs)
    Cats (6 weeks of age and weighing over 1.5 lbs)
     
    Benefits:
    Given once a month
    Easy to administer
    Broad spectrum activity

    How it works:
    Interceptor Flavor Tabs eliminate the tissue stage of heartworm larvae and the adult stage of hookworm, roundworm, and in dogs, whipworm infestations. The anthelmintic activity (destroying parasitic worms) of the active ingredient milbemycin oxime is believed to be a result of interfering with the invertebrates' neurotransmission.

    Cautions:
    Side effects of Interceptor are rare, but some animals may show signs of depression, drowsiness, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, hypersalivation, seizures, and weakness. If these or other symptoms develop, contact your veterinarian. Since humans can contract hookworm and roundworm from animals, you should maintain good personal hygiene. To prevent reinfection, cleaning up stool daily is recommended. Don't give your pet Interceptor if you are already administering another heartworm preventative.



    More Information:
    Brand Name
    Interceptor (Elanco Animal Health)
    Generic Name
    Milbemycin Oxime (mil-beh-my-sin ox-eem)

    What is the most important information I should know about Interceptor: Interceptor is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs and cats. Interceptor is available as artificial beef (derived from pork and soy protein) flavored chewable tablets. The usual dose of Interceptor for dogs 2 to 10 pounds is 2.3mg (brown box), 11 to 25 pounds is 5.75mg (green box), 26 to 50 pounds is 11.5mg (yellow box) and 51 to 100 pounds is 23mg (white box) given once a month year round. The usual dose of Interceptor for cats 1.5 to 6 pounds is 5.75mg (green box), 6.1 to 12 pounds is 11.5mg (yellow box) and 12.1 to 25 lbs is 23mg (white box) given once a month year round.

    What is Interceptor: Interceptor is given once a month for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats. Interceptor also protects against hookworm, roundworm and in dogs, whipworm. It is recommended by the American Heartworm Society that heartworm prevention be used year round. Interceptor is used "off label" in the treatment of sarcoptic mange in dogs.

    What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Interceptor to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to Interceptor or milbemycin.

    How should this medication be given: Give Interceptor exactly as directed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If your pet is off Interceptor for 6 months or less, start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will result in a positive test result. Store Interceptor at room temperature. Do not remove the tablet from its wrapper until ready to give the medicine. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Interceptor is safe for pregnant or lactating pets at a normal dose level.

    What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

    What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include depression, drowsiness, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, hypersalivation, seizures and weakness.

    What should I avoid while giving Interceptor to my pet: Because humans can contract hookworm and roundworm from animals, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on your pet and in the household and to not feed your pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.

    What are the possible side effects of Interceptor: Side effects of Interceptor are rare although some animals may exhibit depression, drowsiness, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, hypersalivation, seizures and weakness. If these or other symptoms develop contact your veterinarian.

    What other drugs will affect Interceptor: While Interceptor is safe to use in dogs at risk for MDRI-allele mutation (Australian Shepherds, Collies, Shelties, etc.), unless tested normal, caution is advised if your pet is also being given amiodarone (Cordarone), azole antifungals such as ketoconazole, carvedilol (Coreg), cyclosporine (Atopica), diltiazem (Cardizem), erthromycin (Ery-Tabs) or clarithromycin (Biaxin), quinidine, spironolactone (Adlactone), tamoxifen, and verapamil (Calan). Do not give Interceptor to your pet if your pet is already taking an alternate heartworm medication.

    Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Interceptor written for health professionals that you may read.

     

    Directions:

    Give Interceptor Flavor Tabs once a month on the same day of each month year round.
    Interceptor Flavor Tabs can be given to dogs and cats.
    Watch pet closely following dosing to be sure the entire dose has been swallowed. If it is not completely swallowed, give one more full recommended dose as soon as possible.

    Tip: Do not remove from its wrapper until ready to give to pet.
    Dosage:
    Pet Weight Dosage
    Dogs/Puppies: (4 weeks of age or older) 2-10 lbs Give 1 Flavor Tab every month (Brown Box)
      11-25 lbs Give 1 Flavor Tab every month (Green Box)
      26-50 lbs Give 1 Flavor Tab every month (Yellow Box)
      51-100 lbs Give 1 Flavor Tab every month (White Box)
      Over 100 lbs

    Give combination of Flavor Tabs based on weight

    Cats/Kittens: (6 weeks of age or older) 1.5-6 lbs

    Give 1 Flavor Tab every month (Green Box)

      6.1-12 lbs

    Give 1 Flavor Tab every month (Yellow Box)

      12.1-25 lbs

    Give 1 Flavor Tab every month (White Box)

      Over 25 lbs Give combination of Flavor Tabs based on weight
    Horses:
    Storage: Should be stored at room temperature between 59° and 77° F.
    Interceptor Brown (Dogs 2-10 lbs):
    Active Ingredients (per flavor tab) Amount
    Milbemycin Oxime 2.3 mg

    Interceptor Green (Dogs 11-25 lbs, Cats 1.5-6 lbs):
    Active Ingredients (per flavor tab) Amount
    Milbemycin Oxime 5.75 mg

    Interceptor Yellow (Dogs 26-50 lbs, Cats 6.1-12 lbs):
    Active Ingredients (per flavor tab) Amount
    Milbemycin Oxime 11.5 mg

    Interceptor White (Dogs 51-100 lbs, Cats 12.1-25 lbs):
    Active Ingredients (per flavor tab) Amount
    Milbemycin Oxime 23 mg

    Interceptor 4.7 5 511 516
    interceptor I have been using interceptor on juliette for the past 5 years and she has never had worms or heartworm. The price is much cheaper then my vet too. I recommend it to everyone........besides I pop the pill in her mouth and she munches it down. No problem. 06/20/2011
    Interceptor I've had Roxie on Interceptor since we got her as a rescue dog. When I heard what heartworm does to a dog, I couldn't take the chance of her getting them. My vet recommended Interceptor, so I have stayed with it. She's kind of picky about her food, so I hide it in a bite of cheese & she swallows it down! I decided to order from PetMeds instead of my vet because it was about $7 cheaper, & I also found her favorite treats which were $1 cheaper per bag, & with my minimum $39, I got free shipping! 06/20/2011
    Interceptor I love Interceptor. I put it in a pill pocket for my girls and they eat it up and have never had any worms whatsoever! Value-wise, it's great, and 1800PetMeds is the best place to get your meds from! 06/13/2011
    product rated excellent i rated this product excellent.my dog has been on this product ever since he was two months old when i brought him home,he will be two yrs old this November 1st.2011.rocky has had no adverse effects.he loves the taste to him it s like a once a month treat. 06/13/2011
    Great way to get Pet Meds This is the first time I used a product from 1-800-Pet Meds. It was simple,easy to order and cheaper than my Vet's fee. My dog loved the biscuit that was sent with the med.Very cute!!! Thank You 05/24/2011
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    what is recommend that is equal to interceptor for puppies around 5-6 lbs 6month old.?
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    Sentinel is the same medication made by Novartis. It also has an added ingredient to break the life cycle of flea eggs and larvae. Plus, the price has been lowered to be very close to what interceptor used to be. Your pet will get a better product for the same cost.
    http://www.1800petmeds.com/Sentinel...
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    Is it possible for a cat to have 1 roundworm? He vomited up 1 worm, we took him to the vet and we were given Interceptor. I was expecting any existing worm to come out in his feces but we still haven't seen anything. Was interceptor the right thing to give him?
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    Yes, Interceptor is the appropriate treatment. Consult your veterinarian for further concerns.
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    He's on a limited diet due to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Perianal Fistula, Colitis. He can not have any grains: corn, rice, wheat, etc.
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    Interceptor does not contain any grains. The product contains soy, lactose, pork and artificial beef flavorings.
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    Interceptor is no longer being made.
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    There is no information regarding when Interceptor will be available.
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