Interceptor Flavor Tabs are used in dogs and puppies to Prevent Heartworm Disease, Control Adult Hookworm Infection, And Remove And Control Adult Roundworms And
Whipworms. In Cats And Kittens, Interceptor Flavor Tabs Prevent Heartworm Disease And Remove Adult Hookworms And Roundworms.
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
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.
Overdose - what to look for
To be supplied.
Overdose - what to do
Laguna Hills Animal Hospital (949-837-7333) or, if after hours, Animal Urgent Care (949-364-6228).
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.