Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets

4.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 706.
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Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets

4.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 706.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Know HOW it works before claiming that it doesnt.. Capstar has been working great on my animals for probably close to 20 years now. It is not a monthly treatment!! It kills the fleas ON THE ANIMAL AT THE TIME and NOTHING else.. it doesn't kill one's that hatch tomorrow or next week, it is only used to bring an infestation under control so that an actual monthly preventative can be used.
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dont waste your money This product claims it will kill fleas within 2 hours of giving it to your pet. That is totally incorrect. I gave this to my dog and I noticed no improvement at all. He still scratched constantly and a few days later when I gave him a bath I saw live fleas on him. You get what you pay for
Date published: 2020-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for my outdoor cat I have a cat I feed and take care of but he lives outside. His mother was feral and I found homes for the rest of her litter. He is my baby but still I can not pick him up or get a topical flea med on him. I give him this in his food crushed up 2-3 times a week. He is no longer scratching. His fur is beautiful no bald spots etc. It is his choice to be outside. I would love him to be in and out. He is the neighborhood prince !! So happy I found this Capstar !!
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works Capstar works great on my cat and dog
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I gave these pills to my indoor cats as well as the colony i feed. I noticed that about 40 minutes after they all consumed it they stopped scratching. My 2 indoor cats slept calmly all night. The next day i applied topical behind the neck flea control(advantage) and sprayed the yard with the garden advantage stuff and they all seem happy. I would recommend to use the pills in combination with other products to see the most benefit out of them. Good Luck.
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this for my cats & dogs & it didn't kill fleas or anything but my money!!!
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff I have used these flea tablets on my dogs before and they work good, I order them every 6 months.. But to be extra safe I still put flea collars on my dogs and give them a flea bath.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought these 3 months ago and now realize they DONT WORK! it actually seems like my dog is getting ticks from these meds. I would not recommend
Date published: 2019-11-24
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Questions

do I need a dr. perscription for this med?

Asked by: sammie
Thank you for your question. No, Capstar does not require a prescription.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-07-21

Does this last for a month or just to get rid of them to us something else.

Asked by: Elaine65
This will kill the adult fleas that are currently on your pet and will last for 24 hours. It is safe to use once a day but I would not recommend any more than that without the consent of your veterinarian.
Answered by: Mazda
Date published: 2020-07-07

Can I use with K9 Advantix II.  Is it safe for all breeds

Asked by: Anttee1959
Thanks for your question! Per the manufacturer, Capstar tablets may be used with other medications like K9 Advantix II. Capstar flea treatment tablets can also be used on all dog breeds. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Linda Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2020-06-07

Is capstar tablet the same for dogs and cats?

Asked by: Jean4
Yes. 2-25lbs dogs can also be given to cats.
Answered by: Shari PetMed Pro
Date published: 2020-01-24

Can this be used in conjunction with frontline?

Asked by: Jess
Yes
Answered by: Shari PetMed Pro
Date published: 2020-01-24

The packaging looks different than what I bought in the past. Did the product change or just the package?

Asked by: MilosMom
The product is the same. However, the packaging changed.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2020-01-14

How long does it last

Asked by: Jennifer 6969
While Capstar begins working quickly, the effects do not last beyond the initial 24 hours. You can repeat the dosage of Capstar as needed when you see fleas on your pet, as often as once per day. However, because the effects are not long-lasting, you may choose to follow up with a longer-lasting monthly flea treatment.
Answered by: Issiah O
Date published: 2020-01-18

Is this safe to use with topical treatments as well?

Asked by: Mt1981
Yes. This product is safe to use with topical flea/tick treatments.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2020-04-01
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What is Capstar (nitenpyram) 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 Always read, understand and follow the label and use directions.

Brand Name:

Capstar (Elanco Animal Health)

Active Ingredient(s):

Nitenpyram

What is Capstar used for:

Capstar is an oral medication used to kill fleas on dogs and cats. It works within 30 minutes. See Capstar label for complete safety information.

Availability:

Capstar is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets 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.

Capstar Dosing Chart: Cats 2-25 pounds, Dogs 2-25 pounds, and 25 pounds and up

What are the side effects of Capstar:

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 Administer Capstar

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets 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.

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Dosage:

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Dosage for Cats (over 4 weeks of age)
Weight Dosage
2-25 lbs Give 1 tablet (11.4 mg)
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Dosage for Dogs (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
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Ingredients:

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Cats 2-25 lbs)
Active Ingredient Amount
Nitenpyram 11.4 mg
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Dogs 2-25 lbs)
Active Ingredient Amount
Nitenpyram 11.4 mg
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Dogs over 25 lbs)
Active Ingredient Amount
Nitenpyram 57.0 mg

What is Capstar (nitenpyram) 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 Always read, understand and follow the label and use directions.

Brand Name:

Capstar (Elanco Animal Health)

Active Ingredient(s):

Nitenpyram

What is Capstar used for:

Capstar is an oral medication used to kill fleas on dogs and cats. It works within 30 minutes. See Capstar label for complete safety information.

Availability:

Capstar is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets 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.

Capstar Dosing Chart: Cats 2-25 pounds, Dogs 2-25 pounds, and 25 pounds and up

What are the side effects of Capstar:

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 Administer Capstar

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets 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.

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Dosage:

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Dosage for Cats (over 4 weeks of age)
Weight Dosage
2-25 lbs Give 1 tablet (11.4 mg)
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Dosage for Dogs (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
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets Ingredients:

Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Cats 2-25 lbs)
Active Ingredient Amount
Nitenpyram 11.4 mg
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Dogs 2-25 lbs)
Active Ingredient Amount
Nitenpyram 11.4 mg
Capstar Flea Treatment Tablets (for Dogs over 25 lbs)
Active Ingredient Amount
Nitenpyram 57.0 mg