Capstar® (nitenpyram) is an oral flea medication that treats current infestations on the pet only. Capstar® only treats the pet; to properly control fleas, also treat the environment where pets live.
Side effects that may occur in dogs include lethargy/depression, vomiting, itching, decreased appetite, diarrhea, hyperactivity, incoordination, trembling, seizures, panting, allergic reactions including hives, vocalization, salivation, fever, and nervousness. Side effects that may occur in cats include hyperactivity, panting, lethargy, itching, vocalization, vomiting, fever, decreased appetite, nervousness, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, salivation, incoordination, seizures, pupil dilation, increased heart rate, and trembling. There are no known drug or food interactions.
Puppies and kittens 4 weeks of age and older and weighing 2-25 lbs
Capstar® is used to kill adult fleas. It is fast acting, working within 30 minutes. It is safe for pregnant and lactating dogs and cats.
Place one tablet in pet's mouth or hide it in food. A single dose should kill all the adult fleas on your pet. If re-infested, it is safe to give another dose as often as once per day.
Do not use on dogs and cats under 4 weeks of age and weighing under 2 lbs. Do not give more than one tablet per day. Pet may start scratching itself, this is a temporary reaction to the fleas dying, not the medication.