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Feral infestation -gone!
Feral kitten showed up injured at our door. Infested with fleas and an ancestor in his leg. Half tablet and the fleas literally fell off him. Tons of them. All dead.
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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.
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MiraOakCA
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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
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SallyM
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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 !!
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Capstar works great on my cat and dog
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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.
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Justin
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I bought this for my cats & dogs & it didn't kill fleas or anything but my money!!!
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Gary
Posted 3 weeks ago
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How long does a dose last?
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Thank you for your question. Redose pet as often as once a day if needed.
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Onegran
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Used this on my adult chihuahua. She had now lost almost all of her hair. What can I do?
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Used this on my adult chihuahua. She had now lost almost all of her hair. What can I do?
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Sophi
Posted 3 weeks ago
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How often can I give my 13 lb dog a pill?
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Posted 1 month ago
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We have a 9 week old puppy he only weighs 1 pound when we picked him up to bring him home he had lots of fleas we only gave him 1/2 tablet since he wasn’t 2 pounds yet I plan on taking him to vet tomm for flea meds is it ok to give half
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Thank you for your question. This product is safe for dogs 4 weeks of age or older and 2 pounds of body weight or greater. We cannot guarantee the safety of this product outside of these guidelines. You would need to consult your vet.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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Customer ratings4.2 /5
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Snewman
Posted 2 months ago
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Feral infestation -gone!
Feral kitten showed up injured at our door. Infested with fleas and an ancestor in his leg. Half tablet and the fleas literally fell off him. Tons of them. All dead.
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Ludmila
Posted 2 months ago
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it's dosn't work at All!
I have to ordered something deferent-not kills Flea at All
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BobbieJo81
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed one of everything
Rating
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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.
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MiraOakCA
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed mut
Rating
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Overall effectiveness
1.0
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
Thumbs up Would not recommend this product
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SallyM
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed Mixed/black
Rating
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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 !!
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
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Momma
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed Yorkshire mix
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
It really works
Capstar works great on my cat and dog
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Skittles20
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed Short hair american
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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.
Thumbs up Would recommend this product
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Justin
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Breed Dotson
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Overall effectiveness
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I bought this for my cats & dogs & it didn't kill fleas or anything but my money!!!
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Gary
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
QUESTION
How long does a dose last?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Redose pet as often as once a day if needed.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Onegran
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
QUESTION
Used this on my adult chihuahua. She had now lost almost all of her hair. What can I do?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Discontinue use and consult a licensed veterinarian.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Onegran
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
QUESTION
Used this on my adult chihuahua. She had now lost almost all of her hair. What can I do?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Discontinue use and consult a licensed veterinarian.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Sophi
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
QUESTION
How often can I give my 13 lb dog a pill?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. You can redose your pet as often as once a day if needed.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Sophi
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
QUESTION
How often can I give my 13 lb dog a pill?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. You can redose your pet as often as once a day if needed.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Swampangel
Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago
QUESTION
Can you give your pet another one with in 7 days if it didn’t work the first time or use another method?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. With this product you can redose your pet as often as once a day if needed.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago
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Swampangel
Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago
QUESTION
Can you give your pet another one with in 7 days if it didn’t work the first time or use another method?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. With this product you can redose your pet as often as once a day if needed.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 1 month ago
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Julie
Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago
QUESTION
We have a 9 week old puppy he only weighs 1 pound when we picked him up to bring him home he had lots of fleas we only gave him 1/2 tablet since he wasn’t 2 pounds yet I plan on taking him to vet tomm for flea meds is it ok to give half
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. This product is safe for dogs 4 weeks of age or older and 2 pounds of body weight or greater. We cannot guarantee the safety of this product outside of these guidelines. You would need to consult your vet.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 1 month ago
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