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Milbemycin Oxime (mil�-beh-my�-sin ox�-eem)
What is this medication used for
Interceptor is used in the prevention of heartworm disease and in
the control of hookworm, roundworm and whipworm.
Interceptor is available by prescription as chewable Flavor Tabs.
How this medicine should be used
Interceptor is FDA approved for use in dogs and cats. The usual
dose of Interceptor for dogs 2-10 pounds is 2.3mg, 11-25 pounds
is 5.75mg, 26-50 pounds is 11.5mg and 51-100 pounds is 23mg given
once a month year round. The usual dose of Interceptor in cats 1.5-6
pounds is 5.75mg, 6.1-12 pounds is 11.5mg, and 12.1-25 pounds is
23mg given once a month year round. An alternate treatment is to
give this medication once a month during the mosquito season and
also one month after the season ends. Consult your veterinarian
for the dose of Interceptor when used to treat other parasites.
What are the side effects
Side effects of Interceptor are rare although some animals may exhibit
depression, drowsiness, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, hypersalivation,
seizures and weakness.
What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. The
pet should be tested for heartworm disease before starting this
medication. If the pet has been off heartworm preventative for 6
months or more, retest in 6 months since microfilaria, that take
6 months to mature, will cause a positive test result. Because humans
can contract hookworm and roundworm from animals it is important
to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate
fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents
or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup
of stools is recommended.
In the event of overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the original box. Do not remove the tablet
from the foil wrap until ready to give the medication. Keep this
medication out of the reach of children and pets.
This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is
intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise
and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information
is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should
always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning
the treatment of your pet.
The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions,
precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or
adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use
of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your
pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not
replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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