Comfortis (Spinosad) Information from the labelActive Constituent:
Comfortis Chewable Tablets are available in 140, 270, 560, 810 and 1620 mg tablet strength for oral administration to dogs.
Comfortis Chewable Tablets are flavoured tablets and each tablet contains:
Comfortis (spinosad) Chewable Tablets for Dogs 2.3-4.5kg (5-10lbs): 140mg spinosad
Comfortis (spinosad) Chewable Tablets for Dogs 4.6-9kg (10.1-20lbs): 270mg spinosad
Comfortis (spinosad) Chewable Tablets for Dogs 9.1-18kg (20.1-40lbs): 560mg spinosad
Comfortis (spinosad) Chewable Tablets for Dogs 18.1-27kg (40.1-60lbs): 810mg spinosad
Comfortis (spinosad) Chewable Tablets for Dogs 27.1-54kg (60.1-120lbs): 1620mg spinosadIndications:
'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 for one month following a single administration.
Comfortis Chewable Tablets are not recommended for use in puppies less than 14 weeks of age.Direcetions for useDosage and Administration:
'Comfortis' tablets are given orally, once a month at the recommended minimum dosage of 30 mg/kg body weight as specified in the following table:
Recommended Dosage Schedule:
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*Dogs over 54kg (120lbs) should be administered the appropriate combination of tablets.
Comfortis Chewable Tablets should be administered with food for maximum effectiveness.General Instructions:
'Comfortis' has been demonstrated to rapidly kill fleas (Ctenocephalides felis): studies conducted have shown that Comfortis begins to kill fleas within 30 minutes of oral administration and kills 100% of fleas within 4 hours. Because it kills fleas quickly, 'Comfortis' controls flea allergy dermatitis too.
'Comfortis is a chewable tablet and is readily consumed by dogs when offered by the owner just prior to feeding. Alternatively, Comfortis Chewable Tablets may be offered in food or administered like other tablet medications. Comfortis Chewable Tablets should be administered at monthly intervals.
If vomiting occurs within an hour of administration, re-dose with another full dose. If a dose is missed, administer Comfortis Chewable Tablets with food and resume a monthly doing schedule.
Treatment with Comfortis Chewable Tablets may begin at any time of the year, preferably starting one 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 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. The dog can be treated while it is wet and can be exposed to water immediately after treatment.
Additionally, there is no requirement to exclude the dog from access to any furniture or home fittings. As the product is inside the dog 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 approved flea protection product. Where a heavy enviromental infestation is present, the concurrent use of a registered environmental control product on areas such as bedding and carpet may facilate more rapid resolution of the flea infestation.Precaustions:
Comfortis should not be administered to puppies less then 14 weeks of age.
Seek veterinary advice regarding use of 'Comfortis' in pregnant and lactating females and in dogs with pre-existing epilepsy.
The safe use of COmfortis Chewable Tablets in breeding males has not been evaluated.Contraindications:
There are no known contraindications for the use of Comfortis Chewable Tablets. 'Comfortis' may be safely used in conjunction with topical tick treatments or collars as well as with gastrointestinal worm or heartworm treatments used as per label directions.Storage:
Store below 25c (Air Conditioning) and protect from light. Store the unused product in the original closed container. Refer to carton for batch and expiry information.Disposal
Dispose of empty containers by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage.