From the makers of Heartgard Plus, Centragard is a broad-spectrum, monthly medication prescribed by veterinarians to help prevent heartworm and help treat and control roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms in cats. This treatment is specially formulated for cats who are seven weeks of age and older and weigh between 5.6 and 16.5 pounds. Best of all, it comes with an easy-to-use applicator, so you can apply the treatment directly to your companion’s skin without any hassle.
Centragard is indicated for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and for the treatment and control of roundworms (adult and fourth stage larval Toxocara cati), hookworms (adult and fourth stage larval Ancylostoma tubaeforme; adult Ancylostoma braziliense), and tapeworms (adult Dipylidium caninum and Echinococcus multilocularis) in cats and kittens 7 weeks of age and older and 1.8 lbs or greater.
Possible Side Effects
In a well-controlled field study emesis, anorexia, lethargy, temporary clumping or spiking of the hair, or mild, transient skin reactions (itching, hair loss) were reported. When cats licked the application site after treatment, temporary excessive salivation was observed. Oral ingestion of CENTRAGARD may also result in hypersalivation, vomiting and/or lethargy. In margin of safety studies, transient neurological signs such as ataxia, disorientation, lethargy, and pupil dilation were observed in some cats. Correct application will minimize the occurrence of such events.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your cat is taking before starting this medication.
Do not administer orally. Cats may salivate excessively and vomit if Centragard is accidentally administered orally or is ingested through licking/grooming the application site (see ANIMAL SAFETY). The safety of Centragard has not been tested in breeding, pregnant or lactating cats. The safety of Centragard has not been tested in kittens less than 7-9 weeks of age or weighing less than 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg).
Centragard is dosed at a minimum of 0.055 mL/lb (0.12 mL/kg), which delivers a minimum dose of 0.23 mg/ lb eprinomectin and 4.55 mg/lb praziquantel. Administer the entire contents of a Centragard unit applicator topically once a month as specfied in the following table:
Store at or below 86°F (30°C) with excursions permitted to 104°f (40°c). Protect from light.