Advantage Multi for Dogs

Advantage Multi for Dogs
3 -9 lbs/6mth - 6 Month (green
9.1-20 lbs/6mth - 6 Month (teal
20.1-55 lbs/6mth - 6 Month (red
55.1-88 lbs/6mth - 6 Month (blue
88.1-110 lbs/6mth - 6 Month (brown)
SKU : 5524_-RX
Price: $113.15
Price: $113.15

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  • Once-A-Month Topical Solution (imidacloprid + moxidectin)
  • Prevention of heartworm disease
  • Kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment of flea infestations
  • Treatment and control of hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms
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Description

Advantage Multi for Dogs is a convenient, broad-spectrum heartworm preventive in a monthly topical application for dogs and puppies at least 7 weeks of age weighing at least 3 pounds. It is indicated to kill adult fleas and treat flea infestations and to treat and control:
    • roundworm infections caused by Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina
    • hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala
    • whipworm infections caused by Trichuris vulpis.

Active Ingredients

 Advantage Multi for Dogs (10% imidacloprid + 2.5% moxidectin) has 2 active ingredients for broad coverage:
  1. Moxidectin acts systemically to target endoparasites. It is absorbed for heartworm prevention and intestinal nematode control for the whole month.
  2. Imidacloprid acts topically to target ectoparasites. It is spread across the skin surface, and  into the superficial lipid level for month-long flea kill.

How It Works

The active ingredient moxidectin is used for the prevention and control of heartworms and intestinal worms by disrupting nerve transmission resulting in the paralysis and death of the parasite. The active ingredient imidacloprid, acts on the nervous system of the flea to cause paralysis and subsequent death.

Ingredients       

Package   Imidacloprid        Moxidectin 
 Advantage Multi 9    40 mg  10 mg
 Advantage Multi 20    100 mg   25 mg
 Advantage Multi 55   250 mg   62.5 mg
 Advantage Multi 88   400 mg  100 mg
 Advantage Multi 110           500 mg  125 mg

Directions

The recommended minimum dose is 4.5 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) imidacloprid and 1.1 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg) moxidectin, once a month, by topical administration.

Do not apply to irritated skin.

Dog (lb.)   Advantage Multi For Dogs   Volume (mL)  Imidacloprid (mg)   Moxidectin (mg)
 3-9  Advantage Multi 9   0.4  40 10
 9.1-20  Advantage Multi 20  1.0    100 25
 20.1-55  Advantage Multi 55  2.5  250 62.5
 55.1-88  Advantage Multi 88   4.0  400 100
 88.1-110*   Advantage Multi 110   5.0  500 125
 *Dogs over 110 lbs. should be treated with the appropriate combination of Advantage Multi for Dogs tubes.

 

  1. Remove one dose applicator tube from the package. As specified in the following table, administer the entire contents of the Advantage Multi for Dogs tube that correctly corresponds with the body weight of the dog.
  2. While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.
  3. Turn the cap over and push the other end of cap onto the tip of the tube.
  4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.
  5. The dog should be standing for application. Part the hair on the back of the dog between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. For dogs weighing 20 lbs. or less, place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin at one spot between the shoulder blades. For dogs weighing more than 20 lbs., place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin at 3 or 4 spots on the top of the backline from the base of the neck to the upper back in an area inaccessible to licking. Do not apply an amount of solution at any one location that could run off the side of the dog.

Do not let this product get in our dog's mouth or eyes. Do not allow the dog to lick any of the application sites for 30 minutes. In households with multiple pets, keep reach treated dog separated from other treated dogs and other pets for 30 minutes after application to prevent licking the applications sites. (See Warnings.)

Stiff hair, a damp appearance of the hair, pink skin, or a slight powdery residue may be observed at the application site on some animals. This is temporary and does not affect the safety and effectiveness of the product.

Shampooing 90 minutes after treatment does not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi for Dogs in the prevention of heartworm disease.

Shampooing or water immersion 4 days after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi for Dogs in the treatment of flea infestations. However, shampooing as often as once weekly may reduce the effectiveness of the product against fleas.

Useful Information

With just one treatment, once a month, Advantage Multi® for Dogs not only provides heartworm disease prevention, but kills fleas through contact so they don't have to bite your dog to die.

Advantage Multi® for Dogs works to:

    • Prevent heartworm disease
    • Treat circulating microfilariae in heartworm-positive dogs
    • Kill adult fleas and treat flea infestations
    • Treat and control common intestinal parasites: roundworms, hookworms and whipworms
    • Treat and control sarcoptic mange

Heartworm Prevention

For prevention of heartworm disease, Advantage Multi Dogs should be administered at one-month intervals. Advantage Multi for Dogs may be administered year-round or at a minimum should start one month before the first expected exposure to mosquitoes and should continue at monthly intervals until one month after the last exposure to mosquitoes. If a dose is missed and a 30-day interval between doses is exceeded, administer Advantage Multi for Dogs immediately and resume the monthly dosing schedule. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm prevention program, the first treatment with Advantage Multi Dogs should be given within one month of the last dose of the former medication.

Treatment of Circulating Microfilariae

For the treatment of circulating D.immitis microfilariae in heartworm-positive dogs, Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered at one-month intervals. Treatment with an approved adulticide therapy is recommended because Advantage Multi for Dogs is not effective for the treatment of adult D.immitis. (See Precautions.)

Flea Treatment

For the treatment of flea infestations, Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered at one-month intervals. If the dog is already infested with fleas when the first dose of Advantage Multi for Dogs is administered, adult fleas on the dog will be killed. However, reinfestation from the emergence of pre-existing pupae in the environment may continue to occur for six weeks or longer after treatment is initiated. Dogs treated with imidacloprid, including those with pre-existing flea allergy dermatitis have shown clinical improvement as a direct result of elimination of fleas from the dog.

Treatment and Control of Intestinal Nematode Infections

For the treatment and control of intestinal hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala (adults, immature adults and fourth stage larvae) and roundworm infections caused by Toxocara canis (adults an fourth stage larvae), and Toxascaris leonina (adults), and whipworm infections caused by Trichuris vulpis (adults), Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered once as a single topical dose.

Treatment and Control of Sarcoptic Mange

For the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange cause by Sarcoptes scabieivar, canis, Advantage Multi for Dogs should be administered as a single topical dose. A second monthly dose may be administered if necessary.

Animal Safety

Heartworm-Negative Dogs

Field Study

In a controlled, double-masked, field safety study, Advantage Multi for Dogs was administered to 128 dogs of various breeds, 3 months to 15 years of age, weighing 4 t0 157 pounds. Advantage Multi for Dogs was used sagely in dogs concomitantly receiving ACE inhibitors, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, antimicrobials, chondroprotectants, corticosteroids, immunotherapeutics, MAO inhibitors, NSAIDs, opthalmic medications, sympathomimetics, synthetic estrogens, thyroid hormones, and urinary acidifiers. Owners reported the following signs in their dogs after application of Advantage Multi for Dogs: pruritus, flaky/greasy residue at the treatment site, medicinal odor, lethargy, inappetence, and hyperactivity. (See Adverse Reactions.)

Safety Study in Puppies

Advantage Multi for Dogs was applied topically at 1, 3 and 5x the recommended dose to 7-week-old Beagle puppies once ever 2 weeks for 6 treatments on days 0, 14, 28, 42, 56, and 70. Loose stools and diarrhea were observed in all groups, including the controls, throughout the study. Vomiting was seen in one puppy from the 1x treatment (day 57), in to puppies from the 3x treatment group (days 1 and 79), and in one puppy from the 5x treatment group (day 1). Two puppies each in the 1x, 3x, and 5x groups had decreased appetites within 24 hours post-dosing. One puppy in the 1x treatment group had pruritus for one hour following the fifth treatment. A puppy from the 5x treatment group displayed rapid, difficult breathing from 4 to hours following the second treatment.

Dermal Dose Tolerance Study

Advantage Multi for Dogs was administered topically to 8-month-old Beagle dogs at 10x the recommended dose once. One dog showed signs of treatment site irritation after application. Two dogs vomited, one at 6 hours and one at 6 days post-treatment. Increased RBC, hemoglobin, activated partial thromboplastin, and direct bilirubin were observed in the treated group. Dogs in the treated group did not gain as much weight as the control group.

Oral Safety Study in Beagles

Advantage Multi for Dogs was administered once orally at the recommended topical dose to 12 dogs. Six dogs vomited within 1 hour of receiving the test article, 2 of these dogs vomited again at 2 hours, and 1 dog vomited again up to 18 hours post-dosing. One dog exhibited shaking (nervousness) 1 hour post-dosing. Another dog exhibited abnormal neurological signs (circling, ataxia, generalized muscle tremors, and dilated pupils with a slow pupillary light response) starting at 4 hours post-dosing through 18 hours post-dosing. Without treatment, this dog was neurologically normal at 24 hours and had a normal appetite by 48 hours post-dosing. (See Contraindications.)

Dermal Safety Study in Ivermectin-Sensitive Collies

Advantage Multi for Dogs was administered topically at 3 and 5x the recommended dose every 8 days for 3 treatments to Collies which had been-screened for avermectin sensitivity. No clinical abnormalities were observed.

Oral Safety Study in Ivermectin-Sensitive Collies

Advantage Multi for Dogs was administered orally to 5 pre-screened ivermectin-sensitive Collies. The Collies were asymptomatic after ingesting 10% of the minimum labeled dose. At 40% of the minimum recommended topical dose, 4 of the dogs experienced neurological signs indicative of avermectin toxicity including depression, ataxia, mydriasis, salivation, muscle fasciculation, and coma, and were euthanized.

Heartworm-Positive Dogs

Laboratory Safety Study in Heartworm-Positive Dogs

Advantage Multi for Dogs was administered topically at 1 and 5x the recommended dose every 14 days for 3 treatments to dogs with adult heartworm infections and circulating microfilatiae. At 5x, one dog was observed vomiting three hours after the second treatment. Hypersensitivity reactions were not seen in the 5x treatment group. Microfilariae counts decreased with treatment.

Contraindications

Do not administer this product orally. (See Warnings)

Do not use this product (containing 2.5% moxidectin) on cats.

Warnings

For the first 30 minutes after application:

Ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated dogs, and separate treated dogs from one another and from other pets to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion. Ingestion of this product by dogs may cause serious adverse reactions including depression, salivation, dilated pupils, incoordination, panting, and generalized muscle tremors.

In avermectin sensitive dogs, a the signs may be more severe and may include coma and death.

    • Some dogs are more sensitive to avermectins due to a mutation in the MDR1 gene, Dogs with this mutation may develop signs of severe avermectin toxicity if they ingest this product. The most common breeds associated with this mutation include Collies and Collie crosses.
    • Although there is no specific antagonist for avermectin toxicity, even severely affected dogs have completely recovered from avermectin toxicity with intensive veterinary supportive care.

Human Warnings

Not for human use. Keep out of the reach of children.

Children should not come in contact with application sites for two (2) hours after application.

Causes eye irritation. Harmful if swallowed, Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Avoid contact with skin. Exposure to the product has been reported to cause headache; dizziness; and redness, burning, tingling, or numbness of the skin. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after handling.

If contact with eyes occurs, hold eyelids open and flush with copious amounts of water for 15 minutes. If eye irritation develops or persists, contact a physician. If swallowed, call poison control center or physician immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or physician. People with known hypersensitivity to benzyl alcohol, imidacloprid or moxidectin should administer the product with caution. In case of allergic reaction, contact a physician. If contact with skin or clothing occurs, take off contaminate clothing. Wash skin immediately with plenty of soap and water. Call a poison control center or physician for treatment advice.

The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provides additional occupational safety information. For a copy of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or to report adverse reactions call Bayer Veterinary Services at 1-800-422-9874. For consumer question call 1-800-255-6826.

Precautions

Do not dispense dose applicator tubes without complete safety and administration information.

Use with caution in sick, debilitated, or underweight animals. The safety of Advantage Multi for Dogs has not been established in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. The safe use of Advantage Multi for Dogs has not been established in puppies and dogs less than 7 weeks of age or less than 3 lbs. body weight.

Prior to administration of Advantage Multi for Dogs, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection. At the discretion of the veterinarian, infected dogs should be treated with an adulticide to remove adult heartworms. The safety of Advantage Multi for Dogs has not been evaluated when administered on the same day as an adulticide. Advantage Multi for Dogs is not effective against adult D. immitis. Although the number of circulating microfilariae is substantially reduced in most dogs following treatment with Advantage Multi for Dogs, the microfilaria count in some heartworm-positive dogs may increase or remain unchanged following treatment with Advantage Multi for Dogs or in a dosing regimen with melarsomine dihydrochloride. (See Adverse Reactions and Animal Safety - Safety Study in Heartworm-Positive Dogs.)

Advantage Multi for Dogs has not been evaluated in heartworm-positive dogs with class 4 heartworm disease.

Customer Reviews
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# of Ratings: 4
1. on 11/6/2013, said:
This product has been great for our dog over the past few years. As he has allergies we prefer topical products so he is not ingesting the ingredients, and it has been great, keeping him flea free and heartworm free.
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How to Order Prescriptions

Description

    • Convenient, broad-spectrum heartworm preventive in a monthly topical application.
    • Indicated to kill adult fleas and treat flea infestations
    • Treat and control
      • roundworm infections caused by Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina
      • hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala
      • whipworm infections caused by Trichuris vulpis.
For use on dogs and puppies at least 7 weeks of age and weighing at least 3 lbs.

Active Ingredients

 Advantage Multi for Dogs (10% imidacloprid + 2.5% moxidectin) has 2 active ingredients for broad coverage:
  1. Moxidectin acts systemically to target endoparasites. It is absorbed for heartworm prevention and intestinal nematode control for the whole month.
  2. Imidacloprid acts topically to target ectoparasites. It is spread across the skin surface, and  into the superficial lipid level for month-long flea kill.


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