Capstar 11.4mg 6 tablets
Treatment of flea infestations in dogs and cats.
Capstar is a veterinary medicine indicated for the treatment of flea infestations (C. felis).
Active substance: Nitenpiram 11.4 mg
Target species: Dogs and cats.
The active substance, nitenpiram, belongs to the chemical class of neonicotinoids that binds and inhibits insect-specific nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Nitenpiram interferes with nerve transmission and causes the death of adult fleas. Nitenpiram does not inhibit acetylcholinesterase.
Posology and route of administration:
A Capstar 11.4 mg tablet should be administered to cats and small dogs weighing between 1 kg and 11 kg when a flea infestation is detected. The frequency of treatment depends on the degree of infestation. In case of severe flea infestation, it may be necessary to treat the animals every day or every other day until the infestation is controlled.
Treatment can be resumed if the fleas reappear. There should be no more than one treatment per day. The tablets should be administered orally with or without food. In order to improve palatability, the tablets can be hidden in a small amount of food immediately before administration. The drug has no persistent activity. To prevent reinfestations, adequate treatment is recommended to control the immature stages of the flea's life cycle. The veterinarian must establish an appropriate treatment regimen.