Centragard for Cats 5.6-16.5 lbs, 3 treatment (Red Box)

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Description

From the makers of Heartgard Plus, Centragard is a broad-spectrum, monthly medication prescribed by veterinarians to help prevent heartworm and help treat and control roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms in cats. This treatment is specially formulated for cats who are seven weeks of age and older and weigh between 5.6 and 16.5 pounds. Best of all, it comes with an easy-to-use applicator, so you can apply the treatment directly to your companion’s skin without any hassle.

Uses

Centragard is indicated for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and for the treatment and control of roundworms (adult and fourth stage larval Toxocara cati), hookworms (adult and fourth stage larval Ancylostoma tubaeforme; adult Ancylostoma braziliense), and tapeworms (adult Dipylidium caninum and Echinococcus multilocularis) in cats and kittens 7 weeks of age and older and 1.8 lbs or greater.

Possible Side Effects

In a well-controlled field study emesis, anorexia, lethargy, temporary clumping or spiking of the hair, or mild, transient skin reactions (itching, hair loss) were reported. When cats licked the application site after treatment, temporary excessive salivation was observed. Oral ingestion of CENTRAGARD may also result in hypersalivation, vomiting and/or lethargy. In margin of safety studies, transient neurological signs such as ataxia, disorientation, lethargy, and pupil dilation were observed in some cats. Correct application will minimize the occurrence of such events.

Drug & Food Interactions

Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your cat is taking before starting this medication.

Precautions

Do not administer orally. Cats may salivate excessively and vomit if Centragard is accidentally administered orally or is ingested through licking/grooming the application site (see ANIMAL SAFETY). The safety of Centragard has not been tested in breeding, pregnant or lactating cats. The safety of Centragard has not been tested in kittens less than 7-9 weeks of age or weighing less than 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg).

Dosage Chart

Color on BoxWeight RangeStrengthDosageProduct Page
Green1.8-5.5 lbs1.2 mg Eprinomectin and 24.9 mg Praziquantel0.3✓-Click Here
Red5.6-16.5 lbs3.6 mg Eprinomectin and 74.7 mg Praziquantel0.9✓-Click Here
  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    153931
  • For Use With
    Cats
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Centragard
  • Generic Name
    Praziquantel
  • Administration Form
    Topical
  • Brand
    Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Lifestage
    Adult, Senior, Kitten
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds
  • Product Form
    Solution
  • Strength
    3.6 mg Eprinomectin and 74.7 mg Praziquantel
  • Health Condition
    Heartworms
  • Drug Type
    Parasiticide
Ingredients
Ingredients

74.7 mg Praziquantel, 3.6 mg Eprinomectin.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Centragard is dosed at a minimum of 0.055 mL/lb (0.12 mL/kg), which delivers a minimum dose of 0.23 mg/ lb eprinomectin and 4.55 mg/lb praziquantel. Administer the entire contents of a Centragard unit applicator topically once a month as specfied in the following table:

Storage Instructions

Store at or below 86°F (30°C) with excursions permitted to 104°f (40°c). Protect from light.

FAQ

What parasites does Centragard protect against? Centragard is also approved to treat and control three of the most common intestinal parasites of cats -- hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. It is the first, and only, product to protect against this spectrum of parasites in an easy-to-use transdermal formulation.

My cat only lives indoors. Is parasite protection necessary? Even indoor cats are at risk of exposure to these parasites. According to the American Heartworm Society, 1 in 4 cats diagnosed with heartworm disease are indoor only pets.

What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals. The risk of heartworms is widespread in the U.S. Heartworms are transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected with heartworm microfilariae while taking a blood meal from an infected dog, and then can transmit the heartworms to cats. Once in the cat, heartworm larvae develop in the cat’s tissues and then migrate to the bloodstream. They reach the blood vessels of the heart and lungs in a few months.

What is the best number to call regarding any specific product questions?

For any specific product questions, please call Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s customer service line number at 1-888-637-4251.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Getting the preventive medicine was much easier than I expected

    By Namu on Sep 21, 2020

    Getting the preventive medicine for my indoor/outdoor (daytime) beloved cat was much easier than I expected. Just a click, my Vet found in their list, and Chewy took care of the rest. Lori

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Service!

    By Deedee on Dec 13, 2020

    Easy to use on my cats. They are hard to catch, but was so easy to apply.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome medication

    By Cats on Apr 23, 2020

    I was prescribed this from my vets and my cat was rid of the worms within a few days it seemed. He is an outsider/inside cat. He loves to hunt big and small game.. this helps him stay safe

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Total Waste of Money

    By Catscatscats on Jan 8, 2020

    My vet prescribe this for tapeworms in two of my cats. It is an expensive product so I expected it to work. It didn’t work at all, and we had to revert to an injectable dewormer. Don’t waste your money or let your vet prescribe this to you.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Still has worms

    By Nstanley on Oct 14, 2019

    Not even a week later, my precious cat still has worms. This medication is NOT effective at all in treating and preventing tapeworms.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This stuff is GREAT

    By QualityOfLifeRehab on Jun 17, 2019

    I love this product. We have had several cases, in our rescue, that were challenging. The cats simply were NOT gaining weight. We had dewormed them and yet they were still in rough shape. We were advised to try CentraGuasrd by our veterinarian, Dr Emily North... and it is AMAZING! The cats we have used it on get progressively healthier. You start to see improvement within days. They gain weight and the coat becomes softer. It is topical and kills all worms in cats (except heart worms). I wish we could afford to use it on every rescue, every month!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Peasy

    By CorpusSun on Jun 3, 2019

    Our old product for parasite prevention wasn’t working for fleas anymore, so we switched brands and the new one only does fleas. I can’t depend on my cats to eat oral preventatives so I chose to go with Centragard. It was easy to apply my only complaint was the residue after drying but it brushed right out.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Tapeworms treated and prevented topically?! Still need flea control though

    By ChoosyPetProtector on May 23, 2019

    Geriatrics hunting rodents/rabbits get non-flea tapeworm, Centragard prevents infestation. Controls what internal parasites Heartgard does, in addition to tapeworms (a flatworm parasite) carried by fleas, and those carried by rodents/rabbits, all in a topical medication. Easy to administer compared to dull chew treat of Heartgard the cats snub in favor of their wild prey and kitty crack kibbles.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    still testing this - love the coverage but it wears off faster than said

    By kit11 on Apr 27, 2019

    this covers aLOT of parasites in one, which is easier on me and the cats. But for intestinal parasites it does not last 4 weeks. In my experience at just over three weeks the cats start acting edgy, get food-fussy, extremely thirsty, and by day 25ish they start hunting & killing prey. So i've switched to dosing every 21 days, see if i can head off all that.

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