Capstar is an oral adulticide that has been designed to swiftly kill any adult fleas that are on your dog or cat. The effects of Capstar can be seen just 20 minutes after administering the tablet and lasts for 24 hours.
Capstar is not a preventative. It only works to kill the fleas on the pet at that specific time; it does not provide long lasting protection against future fleas.
In order to prevent future flea infestations, you can use a monthly spot on treatment (e.g. Advantage, Frontline etc) 24 hours after administering the Capstar. Do not administer the spot on treatment on the same day as the Capstar.
There are also household flea sprays such as RIP fleas, Acclaim, Indorex or Staykill. These sprays contain a 12 month insect growth regulator which will provide your household with 12 months protection against fleas and other insects.
If your cat or dog weighs between 1 and 11kg, give 1 Capstar 11.4mg tablet.
For dogs weighing between 11kg and 57kg, give 1 Capstar 57mg tablet.
For dogs over 57kg, give 2 Capstar 57mg tablets.
Do not exceed daily dose.
Capstar tablets can be given by directly putting it into their mouth or by mixing it with a small portion of food and given immediately.
Administer on any day when fleas are seen on the animal.