This medication can be prescribed for your dog by your veterinarian. You should give Comfortis only to the pet that it is prescribed for.
What side effects may be seen when taking Comfortis? Side effects are rare at the recommended dosage. May see vomiting, decreased appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, cough, excessive thirst, vocalization, increased appetite, redness of skin, hyperactivity or excessive salivation. Consult your veterinarian if you notice any of the above side effects.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Comfortis? Do not use in animals that are receiving high doses of ivermectin, as ivermectin toxicity may occur.
Comfortis for Dogs and Cats | dog Flea & Tick Pills | PetSmart
Elanco Pet Health Products | Comfortis (spinosad)
Comfortis is an affordable and easy solution to keep dogs flea-free. It is a flavored, chewable tablet given to dogs to eliminate and prevent fleas. Puppies — 14 weeks or older — and dogs are allowed to take Comfortis. The dosage depends on the dog’s weight, so it is important for pet owners to read the product label and instructions. Comfortis last for 30 days and the tablet should be administered monthly to avoid fleas from coming back.A third benefit of Comfortis is that it is safe. It is safe not only for dogs, but also for pet owners and children. Some topical medicines contain chemicals that are harmful for children to inhale or touch. Since is orally taken, it removes that problem and worry from pet owners.Another is that it is convenient. It is taken orally and eliminates the use of topical flea-related medicine. This is a godsend for pet owners whose dogs do not like topical treatments such as sprays or shampoos. Since the treatment also does not wash off, Comfortis is perfect for dogs that like to run and play outdoors. Give Comfortis chewable tablets with food. Give Comfortis chewable tablets once a month. Comfortis chewable tablets may be chewed, offered in food, or administered like other tablet medications. If vomiting occurs within 1 hour of administration, redose the pet with another full dose. Store Comfortis at room temperature (68-77° F)Side effects may occur, including vomiting. If your pet is experiencing loss of appetite, lethargy, or any other difference in behavior, contact your veterinarian. The FDA has received reports of adverse reactions in dogs receiving the drug Comfortis (spinosad) concurrently with high, extra-label doses of ivermectin. Dogs receiving extra-label doses of ivermectin to treat non-responsive demodectic mange and other conditions have developed signs of ivermectin toxicity. Ivermectin is an ingredient found in heartworm preventatives such as Heartgard Plus, Heartgard, Iverhart Plus and Ivomec. In cats, the most common adverse reaction recorded in clinical trials was vomiting. Other adverse reactions were: lethargy, decreased appetite, weight loss, and diarrhea. Use with caution with concomitant extra-label use of ivermectin. Side effects that may occur include vomiting. If vomiting occurs within one hour of administration, redose with another full dose. Other side effects may occur. Continue giving Comfortis chewable tablets and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences decreased appetite, lethargy or decreased activity, diarrhea, cough, increased thirst, vocalization, increased appetite, redness of the skin, hyperactivity and excessive salivation. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or especially bothersome to the pet.