Manufactured/Mkted by: Elanco US Inc
Doses form: Tablets (chewable)
Presentation and Ingredients:
Available in four strengths in color-coded packages
Weight bands Strengths (*M+**P) Colour of Pack
2 to 8 lbs. 2.3 mg + 22.8 mg Red
8.1 to 25 lbs. 5.75 mg + 57 mg Green
25.1 to 50 lbs. 11.5 mg + 114 mg Yellow
50.1 to 100 lbs. 23 mg + 228 mg Blue
Over 100 lbs. Administer the appropriate combination
Each tablet provides (*M) milbemycin oxime 0.23 mg/pound (0.5 mg/kg) and (**P) praziquantel 2.28 mg/pound (5 mg/kg) minimum.
It comes with real chicken flavour for better palatability
Doses per pack:
Description / Action:
Interceptor Plus protects against 5 types of dangerous worms (heartworm disease, adult hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm and whipworm infections) in dogs. It is a chicken flavoured chew approved for dogs and puppies weighing more than 2 pounds or greater and 6 weeks or older.
Class: Endoparasitcide (Milbemycin oxime – macrocyclic anthelmintic, Praziquantel – isoquinolone anthelmintic)
Indication / Uses / Benefits:
INTERCEPTOR PLUS is indicated for the treatment/prevention/control of
Heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis;
Adult roundworm (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina),
Adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum),
Adult whipworm (Trichuris vulpis), and
Adult tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus, Echinococcus multilocularis, Taenia pisiformis, and Dipylidium caninum)
Prevents heartworm disease
Treats and controls:
roundworms, hookworms, tapeworm, and whipworms
Available in 4 dosing sizes
Single monthly chew for easy administration
Body weight Milbemycin oxime Praziquantel Tablets
2 to 8 lbs. 2.3 mg 22.8 mg One
8.1 to 25 lbs. 5.75 mg 57 mg One
25.1 to 50 lbs. 11.5 mg 114 mg One
50.1 to 100 lbs. 23 mg 228 mg One
Over 100 lbs. Administer the appropriate combination of chewables
Chews can be added to small amount of food or can directly be fed by hand (as single chew or can be broken into pieces and fed to the dog).
Dog should be encouraged to chew the tablet, rather than swallowing it without chewing.
Ensure that the dog consumes the complete dose (observe for a few minutes after administration to ensure if any part of the dose
is lost or rejected). In case of incomplete dosing or the dose has been lost, redosing is recommended.
Once every month
For heartworm prevention – give once monthly. At least 6 months duration after exposure to mosquitoes. It should be given within first month after exposure to mosquitoes or when switching from another heartworm preparation. It can be administered year around without interruption.
Intestinal Nematode and Cestode Treatment and Control:
Can be given monthly throughout the year to the dogs for the treatment and prevention of roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, and tapeworms, regardless of season or climate. Due to short prepatent period of 26 days for E. multilocularis may result into reinfestation and shedding of eggs between treatments.
Pharmaceutical precautions / Instructions:
Store between 59° and 77°F (15-25°C) at room temperature,.
Not for use in humans. Keep out of the reach of children. For animal use only.
Safety/ Age / Contraindications / Warnings:
No known Contraindications. If dog has history of epilepsy or seizures then consult with your veterinarian prior to use. It is safe in healthy dogs if given according to the labelled dosage and directions.
Test the dog for heartworm infections prior to treatment with Interceptor plus. If the dog is tested positive then treat to remove adult heart worms first as both of the ingredients are not effective against adult . Dosing fewer than 6 at monthly intervals after the last exposure to mosquitoes may not provide complete heartworm prevention.
Not recommended for use in puppies less than 6 weeks of age and dogs or puppies weighing less than two pounds of body weight.
The safety for use in breeding or in lactating female dogs has not been evaluated. Use in lactating or nursing female dogs may lead to side effects in puppies like depression, diarrhoea, nasal discharge, decreased activity and dehydration.
Adverse Reactions / Side Effects:
Adverse reactions like diarrhea, anorexia, convulsions, vomiting, weakness, depression/lethargy, and salivation have been reported in dogs after administration of milbemycin oxime or praziquantel. Transient or mild hypersensitivity reactions like labored breathing, hypersalivation, lethargy, and vomiting have been noted in some dogs treated with milbemycin oxime carrying a high number of circulating microfilariae. These reactions are presumably caused by release of protein from dead or dying microfilariae.
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Interceptor plus vs Heartgard plus-
Internal Parasites Interceptor Plus HeartGard Plus
Heartworm disease + +
Roundworm + +
Hookworm + +
Whipworm + –
Tapeworm + –
Heartgard Plus contains Ivermectin+Pyrental as active ingredients.
Interceptor provides protection against 5 endoparasites while heartgard protects only against 3.
Que: Does interceptor kill fleas?
Ans: No. Interceptor plus is not effective on external parasites like heartgard plus.
Can I use interceptor plus for cats?