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NexGard Soft Chew for Dogs, 4-10 lbs, (Orange Box)

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Description

NexGard Soft Chew for Dogs, 4-10 lbs. are vet-recommended and FDA-approved to kill adult fleas fast before they have a chance to lay eggs. This product is also FDA-approved to help prevent Lyme infections as a direct result of killing black-legged ticks. Each fast-acting chew provides safe and effective protection, killing fleas and ticks for a full month. And the chews are easy to give because dogs love the delicious beef flavor—you may even give them to your dog with or without food! Each NexGard bite-sized monthly dose is gentle enough to give to puppies and dogs as young as 8 weeks, weighing as little as 4 pounds.

Uses

NexGard (afoxolaner) contains afoxolaner which is absorbed into the bloodstream after ingestion. When fleas and ticks ingest blood containing afoxolaner, it causes hyperexcitation and death in these parasites. Dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater. Do not use on cats.

Possible Side Effects

Afoxolaner is a member of the isoxazoline class. This class has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions including tremors, ataxia, and seizures. Seizures have been reported in dogs receiving isoxazoline class drugs, even in dogs without a history of seizures. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. The safe use of NexGard (afoxolaner) in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated.

Drug & Food Interactions

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. No adverse reactions were observed from the concomitant use of NexGard with other medications. For specific questions about your dog, we recommend that you consult with your veterinarian.

Precautions

NexGard (afoxolaner) is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, itching, lethargy, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. For more information, contact your veterinarian or refer to the full prescribing information.

Dosage Chart

Color on BoxWeight RangeStrengthDosageProduct Page
Orange4-10 lbs11.3 mg AfoxolanerAdminister orally once a month✓-Click Here
Blue10.1-24 lbs28.3 mg AfoxolanerAdminister orally once a month✓-Click Here
Purple24.1-60 lbs68 mg AfoxolanerAdminister orally once a month✓-Click Here
Red60.1-121 lbs136 mg AfoxolanerAdminister orally once a month✓-Click Here
  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146403
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    NexGard
  • Generic Name
    Afoxolaner
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Usage
    Prevention, Treatment
  • Brand
    Merial, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Lifestage
    Puppy, Adult, Senior
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Product Form
    Soft Chew
  • Strength
    11.3 mg Afoxolaner
  • Health Condition
    Fleas, Ticks
  • Drug Type
    Parasiticide
Ingredients
Ingredients

11.3 mg Afoxolaner.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

NexGard (afoxolaner) is given orally once a month, at the minimum dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). 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. Flea Treatment and Prevention: Treatment with NexGard may begin at any time of the year. In areas where fleas are common year-round, monthly treatment with NexGard should continue the entire year without interruption. To minimize the likelihood of flea reinfestation, it is important to treat all animals within a household with an approved flea control product. Tick Treatment and Control: Treatment with NexGard may begin at any time of the year.

Storage Instructions

Store at or below 30 C (86 F) with excursions permitted up to 40 C (104 F).

FAQ

What are the Key Benefits of NexGard?

  • Vet-recommended flea and tick control that kills fleas fast, before they can lay eggs

  • The only FDA-approved product for the prevention of infections that cause Lyme disease. NexGard kills infected black-legged ticks before Lyme infections can be transmitted.

  • Quickly kills fleas and ticks for a full month

  • Each beef-flavored chew is easy to give because dogs love the taste.

  • Safe for dogs and puppies as young as 8 weeks, weighing 4 pounds or more.

  • Can be given with or without food, and remains effective for a full month.

How does NexGard kill fleas?

NexGard contains the ingredient afoxolaner which targets and kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs.

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.

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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