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NexGard Chewable Tablets for Dogs, 24.1-60 lbs

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Description

NexGard is a tasty bite-sized beef-flavored chewable tablet used to kill adult fleas before they lay eggs to help prevent infestations, plus it kills ticks in pets eight weeks or older, weighing four or more pounds. The fast-acting formula provides safe and effective year-round protection when given monthly. And since it comes in a chewable tablet form, it’s easy to give to your pet as a tasty treat or disguise it in your pet’s favorite wet food.

Uses

Kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations and the treatment and control of black-legged tick, American dog tick, Lone Star tick and brown dog tick infestations in dogs and puppies eight weeks of age and older, weighing four pounds or greater, for one month.

Possible Side Effects

Please contact your veterinarian if your pet starts vomiting.

Drug & Food Interactions

There are no known contraindications for the use of NexGard.

Precautions

The safe use of NexGard in breeding, pregnant or lactating females has not been evaluated. Use with caution in pets with a history of seizures.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146408
  • Dosage Measure

    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.

  • Generic Name

    Afoxolaner

  • Common Brand Name(s)

    NexGard

  • For Use With

    Dogs

  • Brand

    Merial, Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Breed Size

    Medium Breeds, Large Breeds

  • Product Form

    Chewable Tablet

  • Health Condition

    Fleas, Ticks

  • Drug Type

    Parasiticide

Ingredients
Ingredients

Afoxolaner

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Consult your veterinarian for proper dosing instructions.

Storage Instructions

Store at or below 86°F with excursions permitted up to 104°F.

NexGard is given orally once a month, at the minimum dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). Dosing Schedule: |Dog Weight|NexGard per Month |Afoxolaner Per Chewable (mg) | |---|---|---| |4 to 10 lbs|1 chewable tablet|68 mcg|11.3| |10.1 to 24 lbs|1 chewable tablet|136 mcg|28.3| |24.1 to 60 lbs|1 chewable tablet|272 mcg|68| |60.1 to 121 lbs|1 chewable tablet|272 mcg|136| Over 121.0 lbs. Administer the appropriate combination of chewables

NexGard can be administered with or without food. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or refused. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost or if vomiting occurs within two hours of administration, redose with another full dose. If a dose is missed, administer NexGard and resume a monthly dosing schedule.

FAQ

How does NexGard kill fleas?

NexGard contains the ingredient afoxolaner. Afoxolaner kills fleas by over-stimulating their nervous system.

Does NexGard also kill ticks?

NexGard also kills the Lone Star tick, Black-legged tick, American Dog tick and Brown dog tick.

How old does my dog need to be in order to take NexGard?

NexGard (afoxolaner) is safe and effective for use in puppies 8 weeks of age or older, weighing 4 pounds or more.

How long does it take NexGard to kill fleas?

In a study, NexGard killed 100% of fleas within 24 hours.

Why am I seeing more fleas on my pet after administering NexGard?

NexGard stimulates the flea’s nervous system, causing them to rise to the top of your dog's haircoat as they die.

Does NexGard have an expiration date?

Two years from the date of manufacture. You can locate the expiration date on the outside of the package of NexGard.

How long after administering NexGard to my dog can he be bathed or go swimming?

Because NexGard is an oral product, swimming or bathing has no effect on NexGard. Your dog’s coat can get wet immediately after taking NexGard.

Can I use it if my dog is on medication?

In a well-controlled field study, NexGard was used concomitantly with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anesthetics, and antihistamines.

Is NexGard safe to use on any breed of dog?

NexGard is safe and effective in any breed of dog when used as directed.

Can NexGard be used on cats and other pets?

No. NexGard should be used on dogs only.

Can I administer it more than once a month?

Don't re-administer NexGard before the month is through. It keeps working for a full 30 days.

Are there any side effects of NexGard?

The most commonly reported adverse reactions found in NexGard for Dogs include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.

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