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What is Interceptor Plus?

Interceptor Plus is a monthly, broad spectrum parasiticide used to prevent heartworm disease, as well as treat and control common intestinal parasites including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. Interceptor Plus offers long-lasting protection in the convenience of a tasty, easy-to-administer chewable. The chewable tablets are chicken flavored, which is an added benefit for dogs suffering from beef allergies. Most dogs love the taste, and you can rest assured that your best friend will be protected against heartworms for a full month. Interceptor Plus requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available as a 6-pack, which provides six months of heartworm protection or as a 12-pack which provides 12 months of protection.

For:

Dogs and Puppies over 6 weeks of age and weighing more than 2 pounds

Benefits:

  • Each tablet provides a full month of protection against heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms
  • Tasty, chicken-flavored chewable is easy to administer
  • Chewables can be given directly to your dog or broken up and mixed with food
  • Available in four weight categories: 2-8 lbs, 8.1-25 lbs, 25.1-50 lbs, and 50.1-100 lbs
  • Package includes calendar reminder stickers to help make sure you never miss a dose

How does Interceptor Plus work?

Interceptor Plus contains the active ingredient milbemycin oxime to prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis. It also contains praziquantel, which treats tapeworm infection. It also treats and controls roundworms, hookworms, whipworms.

Cautions:

For use in dogs and puppies over 6 weeks of age and weighing more than 2 pounds only. Do not use in cats or in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. Treatment with fewer than 6 monthly doses after the last exposure to mosquitoes may not provide complete heartworm prevention. The safety of Interceptor Plus has not been evaluated in dogs used for breeding or in lactating females.

Brand Name

Interceptor Plus

Generic Name

Milbemycin Oxime (mil-beh-my-sin ox-eem), praziquantel (pr'z-kwn'tl)

Manufacturer:

Elanco

What is the most important thing I should know about Interceptor Plus?

Interceptor Plus is used for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and for the treatment and control of adult roundworm (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum), adult whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) and adult tapeworm (Taenia pisiformis, Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus granulosus) infections in dogs and puppies over 6 weeks in age and weighing over 2 lbs.

How should Interceptor Plus be given?

Interceptor Plus should be administered orally, once every month, at the minimum dosage of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) milbemycin oxime, and 2.28 mg/lb (5 mg/kg) praziquantel. For heartworm prevention, give once monthly for at least 6 months after exposure. Dogs weighing 2-8 lbs should be given one Interceptor Plus chewable tablet (Orange Box) monthly. Dogs weighing 8.1-25 lbs should be given one Interceptor Plus chewable tablet (Green Box) monthly. Dogs weighing 25.1-50 lbs should be given one Interceptor Plus chewable tablet (Yellow Box) monthly. Dogs weighing 50.1-100 lbs should be given one Interceptor Plus chewable tablet (Blue Box) monthly.

What are the potential side effects of Interceptor Plus?

The following adverse reactions have been reported in dogs after administration of milbemycin oxime or praziquantel: vomiting, diarrhea, depression/lethargy, ataxia, anorexia, convulsions, weakness, and salivation.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Interceptor Plus?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Interceptor Plus?

Contact your veterinarian immediately.

What other drugs will affect Interceptor Plus?

Do not give Interceptor to your pet if your pet is already taking an alternate heartworm medication.

How to Use

Interceptor Plus Directions:

  • Administer one Interceptor Plus chewable once every month.
  • Interceptor Plus may be offered by hand or broken into pieces and fed to dogs that normally swallow treats whole.
  • Interceptor Plus chewables should be administered in a manner that encourages your dog to chew, rather than to swallow without chewing. Care should be taken to be sure that your dog consumes the complete dose.
  • Observe your dog for a few minutes after administration to ensure that no part of the dose is lost or rejected. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, redosing is recommended.
Tip:

Place the treatment reminder stickers (included) on your calendar for each of the months following the date of the initial treatment to help prevent missing a dose.

Interceptor Plus Dosage for Dogs:

Dogs/Puppies (6 weeks of age or older, weighing more than 2 lbs):
Weight Amount
2-8 lbs One chewable tablet monthly (Orange)
8.1-25 lbs One chewable tablet monthly (Green)
25.1-50 lbsOne chewable tablet monthly (Yellow)
50.1-100 lbs One chewable tablet monthly (Blue)
Over 100 lbsUse the appropriate combination of Interceptor Plus chewable tablets monthly
Interceptor Plus Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Interceptor Plus Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store at controlled room temperature between 59-77 F.

Ingredients

Interceptor Plus Ingredients:

Interceptor Plus for Dogs 2-8 lbs (Orange):
Active Ingredient (per tablet)Amount
Milbemycin Oxime 2.3 mg
Praziquantel 22.8 mg
Interceptor Plus for Dogs 8.1-25 lbs (Green):
Active Ingredient (per tablet)Amount
Milbemycin Oxime 5.75 mg
Praziquantel 57 mg
Interceptor Plus for Dogs 25.1-50 lbs (Yellow):
Active Ingredient (per tablet)Amount
Milbemycin Oxime 11.5 mg
Praziquantel 114 mg
Interceptor Plus for Dogs 50.1-100 lbs (Blue):
Active Ingredient (per tablet)Amount
Milbemycin Oxime 23 mg
Praziquantel 228 mg
Customer Reviews
Interceptor Plus is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dont will not eat ! I dont know why my dogs will not eat this ...even if I break it up they spit them out .
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from did not like My dog refused to eat these. I had to chop up among food.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not like Gave to my dog for 3 months and that was it. Threw the remaining pills away.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from "Chew" is too hard I always keep the chews sealed until use, yet they feel so hard; it doesn't give when you try to squish it between your fingers. My dog will not eat it. I stuffed it in a hotdog, in mushed up american cheese, in peanut butter, even finely diced it with a knife (on a disposable plate & knife) and mixed it with a tablespoon of the kids mac & cheese and some of his kibble. He ate everything but left the interceptor bits. I wish I hadn't purchased the 6 month supply from the vet as I have 4 month supply left but I'll be looking for something else. I believe it's a great and effective product but my dog won't take it and I think it's because for a "chew" it's too hard. I would recommend this to a friend but with a warning that her dog might not accept it.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I have a Standard Poodle girl. She is now 18 mo. at 45 lbs. Have been using Interceptor Plus since she was a pup. I also use BraVetco every 10-12 wks.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oliver loves it! My vet put my GSD/husky puppy mix on this. He's only had two months worth so far, but he takes them no problem. Takes it just as if it were a treat. I can't speak to the efficacy of it, but my dog is in great health.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creepy Crawly Killer! I wanted a product with high efficacy for killing most if not all the nasty creepy crawlies my dog could have and pass on to me, her grateful owner, minus or with a low possibility for side effects. Thankfully, all is well after having used this product. We are both very happy.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My one year old labradoodle was on a heartworm medication that looked like a horse pill. I rescued a 10 year old black lab mix a few months ago and the vet in the town where I adopted her, had her on this. I ended up switching the labradoodle to this because it is so much easier to give. My dogs do really well on it. So grateful to not have to give the horse pills anymore. My dogs take these with no problem. I rescued a dog a few years ago then found out she had heartworms. I wouldn't want that for any dog. So glad I can treat these dogs easily.
Date published: 2016-10-09
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Q&A

Our puppy has grown quickly to 75lbs. We gave her 1 25-50 lb Interceptor Plus 6 days ago. After 3 days of vomiting our vet determined she has roundworms. Is it too soon to give her a 50.1-100 lbs chewable? The roundworms are still making her vomit.

Asked by: Chris
Thank you for your question. Generally the heartworm preventative is given monthly , unless otherwise directed by a vet. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian before using the next dose if your furry friend is still vomiting to be safe.
Answered by: Crystal PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-12-28

If unsure of my dogs weight should my dog have a lower or higher dose of Interceptor?  Example: it has been at least 6 months since my beagle was weighed. At that time she weighed 25lbs. So should I order the lesser dose of interceptor or the higher dose?

Asked by: Fran
Thank you for your question. It is important to get a accurate weight on your furry friend to be sure you are giving the right dose. The right dose will ensure the medication is effective.
Answered by: Crystal PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-12-11

Will the Interceptor Plus help with fleas as well?

Asked by: Sarah
Thank you for your question. Interceptor Plus does not help with fleas.Interceptor Plus is used to prevent heartworm disease, as well as treat and control common intestinal parasites including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.
Answered by: Crystal PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-12-08

Hi there, my dog is 55 lbs but we are working on losing some weight to get him back to his previous 40-45 lbs weight. Given these circumstance should we go for the 25-50 lbs or 50-100 lbs dosage options?

Asked by: DevynR
Thanks for your question. At his current weight he should receive the 50 - 100 lbs dosage. Once he weighs less than 50 lbs it would be okay to give him the lower dosage.
Answered by: Adriane
Date published: 2017-11-30

What to do if your dog got a double dose 

Asked by: Lorrie
Thank you for your question. In the case of an overdose contact your veterinarian immediately!
Answered by: Crystal PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-11-22

My puppy is 8 weeks with round worm. He’s received 1 chewable, and within 24 hours 3 adult round worms appeared in his stool. How long could it take for him to be fully cured?

Asked by: Jason25
Interceptor Plus begins working within 24 to 48 hours; however, it may take up to 2 to 3 weeks to fully deworm.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-11-10

My dog is allergic to chicken.  It says it’s chicken flavored.  Does it have actual chicken in it?

Asked by: Sandyg851
Interceptor Plus is flavored with real chicken. You should consider another heartworm and parasite preventative if your dog is allergic. Consult your veterinarian for more information.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-10-16

What’s the difference between interceptor and interceptor plus? 

Asked by: Jessical4
Interceptor prevents heartworm disease, controls adult hookworms, and removes and controls adult roundworms and whipworm infections in dogs. Interceptor Plus, prevents heartworm disease, as well as treat and control common intestinal parasites including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-11-21
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