MEDIUM DOG 11-22KG
Interceptor is an oral broad-spectrum anthelmintic tablet for the prevention of heartworm disease and the control of roundworms, hookworms and whipworms in dogs.
Description and Composition
Oral tablets of 4 strengths are available:
Milbemycin oxime belongs to the group of macrocyclic lactones, isolated from the fermentation of Streptomyces hygroscopicus var. aureolacrimosus. It is active against mites, against larval and adult stages of nematodes as well as against larvae of Dirofilaria immitis.
The activity of milbemycin is related to its action on invertebrate neurotransmission: Milbemycin oxime, like avermectins and other milbemycins, increases nematode and insect membrane permeability to chloride ions via glutamate-gated chloride ion channels (related to vertebrate GABAA and glycine receptors). This leads to hyperpolarisation of the neuromuscular membrane and flaccid paralysis and death of the parasite.
INTERCEPTOR is well tolerated by dogs of all ages and breeds, including Collies and breeding animals.
INTERCEPTOR is indicated for the prevention of heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) disease and the treatment and control of roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum) and whipworms (Trichuris vulpis) in dogs.
In some European countries additional indications for nematodes and mites are available:
Angiostrongylus vasorum, Crenosoma vulpis
Mites: Demodex canis, Sarcoptes, Pneumonyssoides caninum
Dosage and Administration
INTERCEPTOR is given orally at the minimum dose of 0.5 mg milbemycin oxime per kg body weight according to the following table: