Say goodbye to pesky, persistent pests and hello to Simparica. This once-a-month tablet gives you an easy, reliable way to protect your dog from fleas and ticks. It’s a tasty tablet that works to shield your pet for a full 35 days, killing fleas before they can lay eggs. It helps to prevent home infestations and tick-borne illnesses. Plus, unlike other medications, Simparica doesn’t need to be given with food. Simply feed him one chewable tablet, just like a monthly treat, and give your companion the broad-spectrum protection he deserves.
Simparica kills adult fleas, and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations, and the treatment and control of tick infestations from lone star ticks, Gulf Coast ticks, American dog tick, black-legged ticks and brown dog ticks for one month in dogs 6 months of age or older and weighing at least 2.8 lbs.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects that usually are not serious include:
- Vomiting, diarrhea.
- Low energy level.
- If any of these signs are severe, worsen, or continue to be a problem, contact your veterinarian.
Side effects that may be serious or indicate a serious problem:
- Vomiting or diarrhea that does not stop.
- Tremors, seizures.
- Difficulty walking (eg, weakness, stumbling).
If you see any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Drug & Food Interactions
There are no known contraindications to the use of Simparica.
Simparica is for use only in dogs, 6 months of age and older. Simparica may cause abnormal neurologic signs such as tremors, unsteadiness, and/or seizures. Simparica has not been evaluated in dogs that are pregnant, breeding or lactating. Simparica has been safely used in dogs treated with commonly prescribed vaccines, parasiticides and other medications. The most frequently reported adverse reactions were vomiting and diarrhea. See full Prescribing Information.
Simparica is given orally once a month at the recommended minimum dosage of 0.91 mg/lb (2 mg/kg).
Simparica can be offered by hand, in the food, or administered like other tablet medications. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or refused. If a dose is missed, administer Simparica and resume a monthly dosing schedule. Simparica should be administered at monthly intervals.
Flea Treatment and Prevention: Treatment with Simparica may begin at any time of the year. In areas where fleas are common year-round, monthly treatment with Simparica can continue the entire year without interruption. To minimize the likelihood of flea re-infestation, it is important to treat all dogs and cats within a household with an approved flea control product.
Tick Treatment and Control: Treatment with Simparica can begin at any time of the year.
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