What is Capstar?
Capstar (nitenpyram) is a fast-acting flea treatment for dogs and cats that kills adult fleas before they can start an infestation. Capstar is an oral treatment that is convenient to deliver.
How long does it take for Capstar to begin working?
Capstar starts killing fleas within 30 minutes to give your pet quick relief. One oral tablet kills over 90% of fleas within 4 hours for dogs and 6 hours for cats.
How often can I administer Capstar to my pet?
A single dose of Capstar 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.
What is the best way to administer Capstar?
Capstar 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.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Capstar?
No, Capstar is available online and at retail outlets without a prescription.
What type of parasites does Capstar kill?
Capstar kills adult fleas. Its active ingredient, nitenpyram, starts killing fleas in just 30 minutes.
How does Capstar work to treat flea infestations?
Female fleas can lay up to 50 eggs a day.1 If left untreated, a flea infestation can take months to eradicate. Capstar kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs. Capstar can be given as often as once daily, if needed, to treat a flea infestation as existing flea larvae emerge into adult fleas.
Can I use the same product on my dog and cat?
Capstar is now available in three packages: Capstar for Large Dogs, Capstar for Small Dogs and Capstar for Cats. You may administer Capstar for Small Dogs (11.4 mg) or Capstar 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 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 for Large Dogs (57.0 mg) to cats, or dogs with less than 25 pounds of body weight.
Can I combine Capstar with another flea treatment?
If you are currently administering a monthly flea infestation preventive and your pet still gets fleas, you may administer Capstar treatments daily, as needed, for quick relief against a flea infestation. Capstar may also be used with flea shampoos, as well as heartworm preventives, antibiotics, vaccines and de-worming medications.
Can Capstar act as a preventive flea treatment?
Capstar can be used daily, as needed, for fast-acting relief from an existing flea infestation. A monthly flea infestation preventive is recommended for long-term treatment and prevention of flea infestations.
What is the shelf life for Capstar tablets?
Capstar tablet expiry is listed on the packaging. Always check the expiration date before giving Capstar to your pet.