for use, specifying the target species
flea infestations (C. felis) on dogs.
Special precautions for use
Capstar 11,4mg do not use on animals less
than 4 weeks old or weighing less than 1 kg as these groups of animals were not
Capstar 57mg do not use on dogs weighing
less than 11 kg.
Special precautions to be taken by the
person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
reactions (frequency and seriousness)
For the first
hour after administration, the pet may scratch more than normal. This effect is
caused by the fleas reacting to the product. In very rare cases this may present
as transient signs of hyperactivity, panting, vocalisation, and excessive
neurological signs such as muscle tremors, ataxia, and convulsions have also
been reported in very rare occasions.
pregnancy, lactation or lay
Can be used
Can be used
studies in rats and rabbits have produced no evidence of teratogenic or
feototoxic effects and the safety of the product was demonstrated in pregnant
and lactating cats and dogs.
Amounts to be administered and administration
The minimum effective recommended dose is 1
mg/kg, with the following recommendations:
One CAPSTAR 11.4
mg tablet should be given to small dogs weighing 1 kg to 11.0 kg when a flea
infestation is detected.
One CAPSTAR 57 mg tablet should be given to
dogs weighing 11.1 kg
to 57.0 kg
and two tablets for dogs weighing over 57 kg when a flea infestation is detected. The
frequency of treatment depends on the degree of infestation. In the case of a
severe flea infestation, it may be necessary to treat the animals every day or
every other day, until the flea infestation is controlled. Treatment may be
resumed if fleas reappear. No more than one treatment should be given per day.
be given orally, with or without food. In order to improve palatability,
tablets can be disguised in a small quantity of food immediately prior to
CAPSTAR does not
have persistent activity. To prevent re-infestation, a suitable treatment to
control immature stages of the flea life cycle is recommended. The veterinary
surgeon should establish an appropriate treatment regime.
*CAPSTAR can only be obtained with a prescription.