Broad Spectrum Parasiticide For Heartworms, Fleas & Intestinal Worms
Novartis Sentinel Chewables are palatable once-a-month
tablets for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and puppies.
Sentinel Spectrum also prevents and controls flea populations as well as
treats and controls tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms and hookworms.
Sentinel Spectrum Chewables are indicated for use in dogs and puppies, six
weeks of age and older, and two pounds body weight or greater. Sentinel
Spectrum are indicated for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by
Dirofilaria immitis; for the prevention and control of flea populations; the
treatment and control of adult hookworm ( Ancylostoma caninum), adult
roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), adult tapeworm (Taenia
pisiformis, Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus granulosus)
infections. and adult whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) infections.
Lufenuron controls flea populations by preventing the development
of flea eggs and does not kill adult fleas. Concurrent use of an adulticide
product may be necessary for adequate control of adult fleas.
Sentinel Spectrum may be used concurrently with CAPSTAR (nitenpyram)
Tablets to provide a Flea Management System that kills adult fleas and
prevents flea eggs from hatching. Please see the Supplemental Package Insert
provided with this product for information about concurrent use of the two
Without concurrent use of an adulticide, adequate flea control may not be
achieved in dogs that have repeated exposure to flea infected animals or
Do not use in puppies less than six weeks of age and less than two pounds
of body weight. Prior to administration of Sentinel Spectrum, dogs should be
tested for existing heartworm infections. Infected dogs should be treated to
remove adult heartworms and microfilariae prior to initiating treatment with
Sentinel Spectrum. Mild, transient hypersensitivity reactions manifested as
labored respiration, vomiting, salivation and lethargy have been noted in
some treated dogs carrying a high number of circulating microfilariae. These
reactions are presumably caused by release of protein from dead or dying
Sentinel Spectrum Chewables immediately break the flea life cycle by
inhibiting egg development. However, pre-existing flea populations may
continue to develop and emerge after treatment with Sentinel Spectrum
tablets has begun. Based on results of clinical studies, this emergence
generally occurs during the first 30-60 days. Therefore, noticeable control
may not be observed until several weeks after dosing when a pre-existing
infestation is present. Cooler geographic areas may have longer lag periods
due to a prolonged flea life cycle. The concurrent use of an approved
adulticide, like CAPSTAR may be employed depending on the severity of the
If a Sentinel Spectrum-treated dog comes in contact with a flea-infested
environment, adult fleas may infest the treated animal. These adult fleas
are unable to produce viable offspring. The temporary use of an adulticide
product may be necessary to kill these adult fleas.
Sentinel Spectrum Tablets are given orally, once
a month, at the recommended minimum dosage of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg)
milbemycin oxime, 4.55 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) lufenuron, and 2.28 mg/lb (5 mg/kg)
Body Weight / Sentinel Size
- 2 to 8 lbs . . . 2.3 mg
- 8.1 to 25 lbs . . . 5.75 mg
- 25.1 to 50 lbs . . . 11.5 mg
- 50.1 to 100 lbs . . . 23.0 mg
- Dogs over 100 lbs . . . give the appropriate combination of
TO ENSURE ADEQUATE ABSORPTION, ALWAYS ADMINISTER SENTINEL SPECTRUM
TO DOGS IMMEDIATELY AFTER OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NORMAL MEAL.
Sentinel Spectrum Chewables are palatable and most dogs will consume the
tablet when offered by the owner. As an alternative to direct dosing, the
tablets can be hidden in food. Be certain the dog consumes the entire tablet
or tablets. Administer Sentinel Spectrum to dogs, immediately after or in
conjunction with a normal meal. Food is essential for adequate absorption of
lufenuron. Watch the dog closely following administration to be sure the
entire dose has been consumed. If it is not entirely consumed, redose with
the full recommended dose as soon as possible.
Sentinel Spectrum must be administered monthly, preferably on the same date
each month. Treatment with Sentinel Spectrum may begin at any time of year.
In geographic areas where mosquitoes and fleas are seasonal, the treatment
schedule should begin one month prior to the expected onset and should
continue until at least 6 months after the dog's last seasonal exposure. In
areas with year-round infestations, treatment should continue through the
entire year without interruption.
If a dose is missed and a 30-day interval between dosing is exceeded,
administer Sentinel Spectrum immediately and resume the monthly dosing
Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a
The following adverse reactions have been reported in dogs after giving
milbemycin oxime or lufenuron: vomiting, depression/lethargy, pruritus,
urticaria, diarrhea, anorexia, skin congestion, ataxia, convulsions,
hypersalivation and weakness.
How Supplied: Sentinel Spectrum Chewable Tablets are available in four
tablet sizes formulated according to the weight of the dog. Each tablet size
is available in color-coded packages of six tablets each, which are packaged
10 per display carton.
Store in a dry place at controlled room temperature, between 59° and 86°F
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