CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) Fast-Acting Oral Flea Treatment for Cats

When your cat or kitten has fleas, you need them gone fast. One dose of CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) starts killing adult fleas in just 30 minutes. Safe for cats and kittens 2 pounds of body weight or greater and 4 weeks of age or older.

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  1. CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) starts killing fleas within 30 minutes and achieves greater than 90% effectiveness against adult fleas within 4 hours for dogs and 6 hours for cats.
INSTRUCTIONS

A single dose of CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) should kill the adult fleas on your pet. If your pet gets reinfested with fleas, you can safely give another dose as often as once per day. Please refer to the package insert for complete information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram)?

CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) is a fast-acting, oral flea treatment for dogs and cats that kills adult fleas before they can start an infestation.

How long does it take for CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) to begin working on my cat?

CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) starts killing fleas within 30 minutes to give your pet quick relief. One oral tablet kills over 90% of fleas within 6 hours for cats.

Do I need a prescription to purchase CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram)?

No, CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) is available online and at retail outlets without a prescription.

What type of parasites does CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) kill?

CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) kills adult fleas. Its active ingredient, nitenpyram, starts killing fleas in just 30 minutes.

Does CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) kill all types of fleas?

CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs. Additional treatments of CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) may be required as existing flea larvae emerge into adult fleas.

Can CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) act as a preventive flea treatment?

CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) can be used daily, as needed, to help treat and control an existing flea infestation. A monthly flea preventive is recommended for long-term flea prevention.

What is the best way to administer CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram)?

CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) is available as an oral flea tablet. Place the pill directly in your pet’s mouth or hide it in food. If you hide it in food, watch closely to make sure your pet swallows the pill. If you are not sure that your pet swallowed the pill, it is safe to give a second pill.

How often can I administer CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) to my pet?

A single dose of CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) should kill the adult fleas on your pet. If your pet gets re-infested with fleas, you can safely give another dose as often as once a day.

Can I combine CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) with another flea treatment?

If you are currently administering a monthly flea preventive such as FRONTLINE® Plus (fipronil) or Advantage® II (imidacloprid) and it fails, you may administer CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) treatments daily, as needed, for quick relief against a flea infestation. CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) may also be used with flea shampoos, as well as heartworm preventives, antibiotics, vaccines and de-worming medications.
FRONTLINE® is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc. Advantage® is a registered trademark of Elanco US Inc.

Can I use the same product on my dog and cat?

Yes, you may administer CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) for Small Dogs (11.4 mg) or CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) for Cats (11.4 mg) to dogs, puppies, cats and kittens 4 weeks of age or older and between 2 and 25 pounds of body weight. CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) tablets should be administered according to the dosing schedule on the label. Weigh your pet prior to administration to ensure proper dosing. Do not give CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) for Large Dogs to cats or small dogs.

What is the shelf life for CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) tablets?

CAPSTAR® (nitenpyram) tablets expire 3 years after the date of manufacture.

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