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Nitenpyram (Capstar®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Flea - Tick - External Parasites
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Nitenpyram is an insecticide used for the treatment of flea infestations. It starts killing adult fleas that are on the pet within 30 minutes, but its effectiveness only lasts 24 hours. It does not kill immature forms of the flea. It will be very useful in certain circumstances such as prior to surgery, boarding, or grooming. It will also be useful to use before returning from shows, trials, dog parks, or other areas where a pet may be exposed to fleas. Does not protect against ticks or mites. No signs of toxicity or overdose have been reported by the manufacturer.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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