The combination of ingredients in
Interceptor Spectrum Chews (aka Interceptor Plus)
prevents heartworm infection, controls adult roundworm, immature
roundworm, adult whipworm, adult hookworm, adult tapeworm, and aids in the
control of adult hookworm infection.
Chews, with its sister product Sentinel Spectrum just
approved by FDA in 2012, is an enhanced version on
the traditional Interceptor Flavor Tabs. The new product
adds the anthelmintic praziquantel to the existing
Interceptor formula, allowing for treatment and control of tapeworms. This
increases the cost by an extra $3/dose compared to
the old Interceptor Tab. So do expect the product to be more
Interceptor Spectrum Tasty Chews active ingredients are
milbemycin oxime and praziquantel.
Milbemycin oxime interferes with nerve transmission in invertebrates, which helps protect against heartworm, roundworm, hookworm and whipworm (minimum dose rate: 0.5mg/kg).
Praziquantel causes muscle spasm in tapeworm, which are then attacked by enzymes and disintegrate (minimum dose rate: 5mg/kg). It kills all intestinal forms of tapeworm except Spirometra spp, which require a higher than standard dose rate.
Dosage and administration
The dose can be added to a small meal or placed directly in the mouth, similar to tablet dosing.
|| milbemycin oxime
||2 - 10lbs
||0 - 4kg
||11 - 25lbs
||4 - 11kg
||26 - 50lbs
||11 - 22kg
||51 - 100lbs
||22 - 45kg
Warnings, Side Effects and Drug
Dogs should be tested and
be free from both adult heartworm and microfilariae before starting on preventative
treatment with Interceptor Spectrum Chews. In rare cases, mild, transient,
shock-like reactions have occurred in heartworm-positive dogs with a high number
of microfilariae in the blood.
On rare occasions, reactions such
as vomiting, diarrhoea, depression/lethargy and itching have been seen in
treated dogs. If this product is overdosed, transient unsteadiness, trembling, depression, salivation and enlarged pupils may
occur for up to approximately 24 hours.
This product may be used in pregnant females, breeding
males and females, and puppies from 2 weeks of age.
MILBEMYCIN OXIME & PRAZIQUANTEL
Store below 25 deg. C (air
conditioning), away from direct sunlight.&
: Novartis Animal Health
Australasia Pty Limited