Generic Milbemycin Oxime Flavor Tabs
- Preventer Flavor Tabs are given just once a month to prevent heartworm infection in your dog.
- Contains the same active ingredient as Interceptor (Interceptor is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company*)
- A reliable way of controlling roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies .
- Flavoured tabs are palatable and most dogs will consume the tablet willingly when offered by the owner.
Product Detail: Generic Milbemycin Oxime Flavor Tabs
Preventer Flavor Tabs
Preventer Flavor Tabs (milbemycin oxime) are available in four tablet sizes in color-coded packages for oral administration to dogs and puppies. Each tablet is formulated to provide a minimum of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) body weight of milbemycin oxime. Milbemycin oxime consists of the oxime derivatives of 5-didehydromilbemycins in the ratio of approximately 80% A4 and 20% A3).
IndicationsPreventer Flavor Tabs are indicated for the use in the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, the control of adult Ancylostoma caninum (hookworm), and the removal and control of adult Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina (roundworms) and Trichuris vulpis (whipworm) infections in dogs and in puppies four weeks of age or greater and two pounds body weight or greater.
DosagePreventer Flavor Tabs are given orally, once a month, at the recommended minimum dosage rate of 0.23 mg milbemycin oxime per pound of body weight (0.5mg/kg).
Recommended Dosage Schedule for Dogs
Dog Weight Preventer Flavor Tablets Content
2-10 lbs. One tablet (2.3 mg milbemycin oxime)
11-25 lbs. One tablet (5.75 mg milbemycin oxime)
26-50 lbs. One tablet (11.5 mg milbemycin oxime)
51-100 lbs. One tablet (23.0 mg milbemycin oxime)
Dogs over 100 lbs. Are provided the appropriate combination of tablets.
Administration:Preventer Flavor Tabs are palatable and most dogs will consume the tablet willingly when offered by the owner. As an alternative, the dual-purpose tablet may be offered with food or administered as other tablet medications. Watch the dog closely following dosing to be sure that the entire dose has been consumed. If it is not entirely consumed, redose once with the full recommended dose as soon as possible.
Preventer Flavor Tabs must be administered monthly, preferably on the same date each month. The first dose should be administered within one month of the dog's first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. If a dose is missed and a 30-day interval between dosing is exceeded, administer Preventer Flavor Tabs immediately and resume the monthly dosing schedule.
If Preventer Flavor Tabs replaces diethylcarbamazine (DEC) for heartworm prevention, the first dose must be given within 30 days after the last dose of DEC.
PalatabilityPalatability trials conducted in 244 dogs from 10 different US veterinary practices demonstrated that Preventer Flavor Tabs were willingly accepted from the owner by over 95% dogs. The trial was comprised of dogs representing 60 different breeds and both sexes, with weights ranging from 2.1 lbs. To 143.3 lbs., and ages ranging from 8 weeks to 15 years.
PrecautionsDo not use in puppies less than four weeks of age and less than two pounds of body weight. Prior to initiation of the Preventer Flavor Tabs treatment program, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections. Infected dogs should be treated to remove adult heartworms and microfilariae prior to initiating treatment with Preventer Flavor Tabs. Mild transient hypersensitivity reactions manifested as labored respiration, vomiting, salivation and lethargy, have been noted in some treated dogs carrying a high number of circulating microfilariae. These reactions are presumably caused by release of protein from dead or dying microfilariae.
SafetyMilbemycin oxime has been tested safely in over 75 different breeds of dogs, including collies, pregnant females, breeding males and females, and puppies over 2 weeks of age.
Storage: Preventer Flavor Tabs should be stored at room temperature, between 59° and 77°F (15-25°C).
* Trademark: Interceptor is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company. Eli Lilly and Company is not affiliated with nor endorses Preventer Flavor Tabs.