- Capstar is available over the counter. No prescription is required.
- Capstar is an oral medication that is used for immediate elimination of fleas found on your pet.
- Capstar starts killing adult fleas within 30 minutes.
- Capstar is effective up to 24 hours.
- Capstar comes in two sizes:
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
- Capstar is for animal use only.
- Capstar works only on those fleas found on your pet.
- For total flea control, the environment must also be treated for fleas.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store protected from light and moisture.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- Do not use in puppies or kittens less than 4 weeks of age.
- Capstar tablets may be given once per day.
- Capstar may be given along with other flea preventatives.
Capstar (Nitenpyram) has turned out to be very useful as a flea adulticide in both dogs and cats. When dogs and cats come into our hospital and have any signs of fleas, we immediately give them a Capstar pill. Administration is safe and can be used in cats or dogs at least 4 weeks of age and weighing at least 2 lbs. Some of the really bad flea infestations can be treated daily. We usually combine the immediate kill from the Capstar with a topical flea preventative that has a long residual activity, such as Frontline Plus, Advantage II, or Revolution. This is the most widely used oral adulticide and certainly has its place in an overall flea control program.
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering Capstar, contact your veterinarian immediately.