How Capstar Helps in Flea Treatment

Capstar Fleat Treatment tablets are given to cats and dogs for killing fleas. This powerful oral flea treatment starts working within 30 minutes of administration. More than 90% of adult fleas die within 4 hours of administration on dogs and 6 hours of administration on cats. This unflavored tablet is safe for pregnant or nursing dogs and cats.

How Capstar works

Nitenpyram, an insecticide is the active ingredient of Capstar. This effective insecticide impedes fleas nerve transmission. As a result, it kills adult fleas quickly with no adverse effect on your pet. Even though it works within 30 minutes of administration, its effect lasts only 24 hours.

How the tablet should be used

Capstar is a non-prescription (OTC) product, approved for dogs and cats over 4 weeks of age and weighing more than 2 pounds. It is available in 2 different packages: 1 is for dogs and cats weighing 2 – 25 pounds and one is for dogs of 25.1-125 pounds body weight. Look for the correct strength and give 1 tablet each pet as the dose. For pets weighing more than 125 pounds choose the correct combination of tablets.  The flea treatment is used for killing fleas on pets only. If you have more than one pet at home, you need to treat all of them together to prevent a reoccurence.

The side effects of Capstar

The side effects of Capstar include vomiting, itching, lethargy/depression, diarrhea, decreased appetite, hyperactivity, panting, seizures and some more. It may also show some of the allergic reactions such as salivation, fever, nervousness and vocalization.

Cautions involved

As the fleas start dying, your pet may scratch a lot. No need to be worried about this irritation or itching, as it will be alright within few days. If you see the symptoms of reaction are not disappearing even after the fleas are dead, you should consult veterinary or emergency room.


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