What is Comfortis: Comfortis is a chewable, synthetic beef flavored tablet (derived from pork protein and hydrolyzed soy) that is given to the dog to kill fleas and prevent flea infestations for one month. Comfortis chewable tablets are for monthly use in dogs and puppies 14 weeks of age and older.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Comfortis to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if you are planning on breeding your pet. Tell your veterinarian if your dog has a history of seizures (epilepsy).
How should this medication be given: Give Comfortis chewable tablets with food. Give Comfortis chewable tablets once a month. Comfortis chewable tablets may be chewed, offered in food, or administered like other tablet medications. If vomiting occurs within 1 hour of administration, redose the pet with another full dose. Store Comfortis at room temperature.
What happens if I miss a dose: Give the missed dose with food as soon as you remember and resume a monthly dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose the pet: Overdose of this medication is unlikely. However, if an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose that may occur include vomiting.
What should I avoid while giving Comfortis: Your pet may maintain normal activities and interactions while being given Comfortis. The safe use of Comfortis chewable tablets in male dogs intended for breeding has not been established.
What are the possible side effects of Comfortis: Side effects that may occur include vomiting. If vomiting occurs within one hour of administration, redose with another full dose. Other side effects may occur. Discontinue giving Comfortis chewable tablets and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences decreased appetite, lethargy or decreased activity, diarrhea, cough, increased thirst, vocalization, increased appetite, redness of the skin, hyperactivity and excessive salivation. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or especially bothersome to the pet.
What other drugs will affect Comfortis: Talk to your veterinarian before giving any prescription or over the counter medications.
Where can I get more information: Your veterinarian has additional information about Comfortis written for health professionals that you may read.