What happens if I give my dog too much Interceptor?

What happens if I give my dog too much Interceptor?

What happens if I give my dog too much Interceptor?

Side effects that may be serious or indicate a serious problem: All are very rare, but may indicate an overdose or toxicity (espe- cially in dogs with the ABCB1-14 [MDR1) genetic mutation): Depression, lack of energy, or weakness. Stumbling or collapse. Seizures (convulsions) or coma. Dilated (big) pupils.

What happens if my dog eats two doses of interceptor?

However, we do not expect a difference in the effectiveness of the product if your dog consumes it whole. What if I Give More than the Prescribed Amount of Interceptor Plus to My Dog? Contact your veterinarian as soon as possible if you believe your dog has ingested more than the recommended dose of Interceptor Plus.

When can you give your dog an interceptor?

INTERCEPTOR PLUS should be administered at monthly intervals beginning within 1 month of the dog’s first seasonal exposure to mosquitoes and continuing until at least 6 months after the dog’s last seasonal exposure (see EFFECTIVENESS). INTERCEPTOR PLUS may be administered year-round without interruption.

What happens if I give my dog 2 heartworm pills?

Toxicity can occur if a dog is given an excessive dose of the medication (10 to 20 times the recommended dose). Additionally, certain dogs are genetically hypersensitive to the medication. In these dogs, ivermectin can pass directly to the brain and be toxic or even lethal.

Is it OK to give heartworm pill early?

For this reason, heartworm prevention for dogs is by far the best option, and treatment—when needed—should be administered as early in the course of the disease as possible.

Can a dog OD on heartworm medicine?

Given at the proper doses and under the supervision of a veterinarian, ivermectin is safe for most dogs and is very effective in treating and preventing a number of parasites. However, a dog with the mutation who ingests the drug can have a severe, life-threatening reaction called ivermectin toxicity.

How long does interceptor stay in dog’s system?

The active ingredients of heartworm medication are commonly ivermectin (Heartguard) or milbemycin oxime (Interceptor). Despite the fact the heartworm pill is given monthly to dogs, the heartworm drug stays in a dog’s system for about 24 hours, explains veterinarian Dr.

How big does a dog have to be to take interceptor?

Dogs over 100 lbs. are provided the appropriate combination of tablets. Administration: INTERCEPTOR is palatable and most dogs will consume the tablet willingly when offered by the owner. As an alternative, the dual-purpose tablet may be offered in food or administered as other tablet medications.

What’s the maximum dose of interceptor plus for animals?

Animal Safety. For INTERCEPTOR PLUS the maximum exposure based on product dosing is 2.5 mg/kg for milbemycin oxime and 25.1 mg/kg for praziquantel, which is higher than the minimum effective dose used in the safety studies for milbemycin oxime (see below).

How many mg of interceptor are in a tablet?

Interceptor Indications Body Weight INTERCEPTOR 2-10 lbs. One tablet (2.3 mg) 11-25 lbs. One tablet (5.75 mg) 26-50 lbs. One tablet (11.5 mg) 51-100 lbs. One tablet (23.0 mg)

What are the uses of interceptor for cats?

Interceptor Indications. INTERCEPTOR for Cats is indicated for use in the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and the removal of adult Ancylostoma tubaeforme (hookworm) and Toxocara cati (roundworm) in cats and kittens six weeks of age or greater and 1.5 lbs.