Coraxis is a topical solution for dogs that prevents heartworm disease and treats and controls hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. It is an easy-to-administer medication that protects your pet for a full month. Coraxis requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs and Puppies (7+ weeks of age, weighing at least 3 lbs)
Prevents heartworm disease
Treats and controls hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms
Easy to administer
Waterproof (90 minutes post administration)
How does Coraxis work?
Once administered, the topical solution is quickly absorbed and distributed throughout the body. It is stored in the fatty tissue and released into the bloodstream for 30 days.
Do not administer orally. For the first 30 minutes after application, do not let your dog or other pets lick the application site. Children shouldn't come in contact with the application for two hours after applications. Do not use on cats. Use with caution on sick, debilitated, or underweight dogs. The safe use of Coraxis hasn't been established in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs or in puppies and dogs less than 7 weeks of age or weighing less than 3 lbs
What is the most important thing I should know about Coraxis?
Coraxis requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is a topical medication that is used monthly to prevent heartworm disease and treat and control hookworm, whipworm, and roundworm. The safety of Coraxis hasn't been evaluated in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs. Coraxis is for dogs and puppies 7 weeks of age or older, weighing at least 3 lbs.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying Coraxis onto my pet?
Talk to your veterinarian if your pet is sick, debilitated or underweight. Also, consult with your veterinarian about testing your dog for heartworm. At the discretion of your veterinarian, infected dogs should be treated with an adulticide to remove adult heartworms.
How should Coraxis be applied to my pet?
Apply Coraxis on your pet exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The recommended dose is 1.1 mg/lb moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration. With your pet standing, part the hair on the back of your dog between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. For dogs 20 lbs or less, place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin. For dogs over 20 lbs, place the tip of the tube directly on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on exposed skin at 3 or 4 spots on the top of the backline from the base of the neck to the upper back in an area inaccessible to licking. Avoid applying too much solution in one spot to prevent it from running off the side of your dog.
What are the potential side effects of Coraxis?
Side effects of Coraxis can include itchy skin (pruritus), lethargy, inappetence, and hyperactivity.
What happens if I miss applying a dose of Coraxis?
If a dose is missed, apply the next dose as soon as you remember and resume a normal dosing schedule. Do not give a double dose.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Coraxis?
If you suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while applying Coraxis to my pet?
Avoid getting the product in your dog's mouth or eyes. Do not let your dog or other pets lick the application site for 30 minutes after application. Avoid applying to irritated skin.
What other drugs will affect Coraxis?
Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet other medications.
How to Use
Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly as prescribed.
While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube, turn it over, and push the other end of the cap onto the tube.
Twist the cap to break the seal and remove the cap from the tube.
Make sure your dog is standing for application and part the hair on the back until the skin is visible.
For dogs 20 lbs and under, place the tip of the tube on the skin and empty the entire contents of the tube directly on the exposed skin at one spot between the shoulder blades.
For dogs over 20 lbs, place the tip of the tube on the skin and empty the entire contents of the tube directly on the exposed skin at 3 or 4 spots along the top of the backline from the base of the neck to the upper back in an area inaccessible to licking.
Dogs over 110 lbs should be treated with the appropriate combination of Coraxis tubes.
Coraxis Dosage for Dogs
Apply 1 tube every month (Green)
Apply 1 tube every month (Teal)
Apply 1 tube every month (Red)
Apply 1 tube every month (Blue)
Apply 1 tube every month (Brown)
Coraxis Dosage for Cats
Do not use!
Coraxis Dosage for Horses
Do not use!
Store at room temperature. Avoid excess heat or cold.