Comfortis Blue 18.1-27kg
Fleas can be a major problem for dogs, cats and their owners. These blood-sucking parasites cause considerable discomfort for your pet leading to scratching, chewing, biting and restlessness.Comfortis® is a no-fuss, no-mess way to protect cats and dogs from fleas for a whole month.These convenient, once-monthly beef flavoured tablets provide fast-acting and lasting relief against fleas. And unlike some other flea treatments, Comfortis can’t rub or wash off. Don’t let your pets hide their flea problem any longer.
Active Constituent: spinosad
Comfortis is available in 140, 270 and 560 mg spinosad strength tablets for oral administration to dogs and cats.
Comfortis rapidly kills fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and is intended for the treatment, prevention and control of flea infestations and for the control of flea allergy dermatitis in dogs and cats for one month following a single administration. Comfortis is not recommended for use in puppies and kittens less than 14 weeks of age.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Dosage and Administration:
Comfortis is recommended for use in dogs and cats 14 weeks of age or older. Comfortis tablets are given orally, once a month at the recommended minimum dosage of 30 mg/kg body weight for dogs, and 50 mg/kg body weight for cats, as specified by Body Weight in kg.
Comfortis Pink 2.3 – 4.5kg
Comfortis Orange 4.6 – 9kg
Comfortis Green 9.1 – 18kg
Comfortis Blue 18.1 – 27kg
Comfortis Brown 27.1 – 54kg
Comfortis should be administered with food for maximum effectiveness.
In both dogs and cats, spinosad is rapidly absorbed and extensively distributed after oral administration. Because of the longer half-life in cats compared with dogs, the dosing interval must not be decreased to less than monthly in cats.
Comfortis has been demonstrated to rapidly kill fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and control flea allergy dermatitis in dogs and cats.Treatment with Comfortis may begin at any time of the year, preferably startingone month before fleas become active and continuing monthly through the end of flea season. In areas where fleas are common year-round, monthly treatment with Comfortis
Chewable Tablets should continue the entire year without interruption.
As Comfortis is an oral product, there are no restrictions with regards to swimming or washing after treatment. Dogs or cats can be treated while wet and can be exposed to water immediately after treatment.
Additionally, there is no requirement to exclude the dog or cat from access to any furniture or home fittings. As the product is inside the treated animal it cannot damage any surfaces or other materials in
the home.To minimize likelihood of flea reinfestation, it is important to treat all animals within a household with an approved flea protection product. Where a heavy environmental infestation is present, the concurrent use of a registered environmental control product on areas such as bedding and carpet may facilitate more rapid resolution of the flea infestation.
In some animals, Comfortis has been associated with vomiting, most commonly within 48 hours of administration of the first dose. This is most likely caused by a local effect of spinosad on small intestine vomiting receptors, rather than by a central nervous system effect.
In dogs, the incidence of vomiting decreases with repeat doses.
The mechanism for this apparent ‘tolerance’ has not been determined. In cats, the rate of vomiting does not appear to decrease with repeat doses.If vomiting occurs within an hour of administration, re-dose with
another full dose. If a dose is missed, administer Comfortis with food and resume a monthly dosing schedule.
Comfortis may also cause diarrhoea and salivation in cats.
Studies conducted have shown that Comfortis starts to kill fleas within 30 minutes of oral administration and kills 100% of fleas within 4 hours.Comfortis is a chewable tablet and is readily consumed by dogs when offered by the owner just prior to feeding. Alternatively,
Comfortis may be offered in food or administered orally like other tablet medications.
Studies conducted have shown that Comfortis starts to kill fleas within 30 minutes, with greater than 90% efficacy within 2 hours and 100% within 24 hours.
Some cats may accept Comfortis directly or mixed with food. Alternatively, Comfortis may be administered orally like other tablet medications.
Comfortis should not be administered to puppies or kittens less than 14 weeks of age.Seek veterinary advice regarding use of Comfortis in pregnant and lactating female dogs and in animals with pre-existing epilepsy.
The safe use of Comfortis in breeding male dogs has not been evaluated.
The safe use of Comfortis in breeding, pregnant, lactating female cats or breeding male cats has not been evaluated.
Concurrent use of Comfortis with high off-label doses of ivermectin for parasitic mange or demodicosis has been associated with an increased risk of developing neurological signs typically associated with ivermectin toxicity. Comfortis should not be administered concurrently with high doses of macrocyclic lactones significantly in excess of those approved for heartworm prophylaxis. Post approval experience continues to support the safety of Comfortis when used in conjunction with macrocyclic lactone-containing gastrointestinal worm treatments or heartworm preventatives in dogs when used according to label directions.
In dogs, Comfortis may be used in conjunction with topical tick treatments and collars used as per label directions. In cats, the safety of Comfortis in conjunction with macrocyclic
lactone-containing gastrointestinal worm treatments or heartworm preventatives and with topical tick treatments and collars has not been evaluated.
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or contact the
Poisons Information Centre: Phone 13 11 26.
Additional information is in the Material Safety Data Sheet.
Store below 25°C (Air Conditioning) and protect from light. Store the unused product in the original closed container. Refer to carton for batch and expiry information.
Dispose of empty containers by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage.
6 tablets per carton