NexGard is a tasty bite-sized beef-flavored chewable tablet used to kill adult fleas before they lay eggs to help prevent infestations, plus it kills ticks in pets eight weeks or older, weighing four or more pounds. The fast-acting formula provides safe and effective year-round protection when given monthly. And since it comes in a chewable tablet form, it’s easy to give to your pet as a tasty treat or disguise it in your pet’s favorite wet food.
Kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations and the treatment and control of black-legged tick, American dog tick, Lone Star tick and brown dog tick infestations in dogs and puppies eight weeks of age and older, weighing four pounds or greater, for one month.
Possible Side Effects
NexGard (afoxolaner) is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, itching, lethargy, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders.
Drug & Food Interactions
In a well-controlled field study, NexGard was used concomitantly with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anesthetics, and antihistamines. No adverse reactions were observed from the concomitant use of NexGard with other medications. For specific questions about your dog, we recommend that you consult with your veterinarian.
Afoxolaner is a member of the isoxazoline class. This class has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions including tremors, ataxia, and seizures. Seizures have been reported in dogs receiving isoxazoline class drugs, even in dogs without a history of seizures. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. The safe use of NexGard in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated.
Consult your veterinarian for proper dosing instructions.
Store at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F).
How does NexGard kill fleas?
NexGard contains the ingredient afoxolaner. Afoxolaner kills fleas by over-stimulating their nervous system.
Does NexGard also kill ticks?
NexGard also kills the Lone Star tick, Black-legged tick, American Dog tick and Brown dog tick.
How old does my dog need to be in order to take NexGard?
NexGard (afoxolaner) is safe and effective for use in puppies 8 weeks of age or older, weighing 4 pounds or more.
How long does it take NexGard to kill fleas?
In a study, NexGard killed 100% of fleas within 24 hours.
Why am I seeing more fleas on my pet after administering NexGard?
NexGard stimulates the flea’s nervous system, causing them to rise to the top of your dog's haircoat as they die.
Does NexGard have an expiration date?
Two years from the date of manufacture. You can locate the expiration date on the outside of the package of NexGard.
How long after administering NexGard to my dog can he be bathed or go swimming?
Because NexGard is an oral product, swimming or bathing has no effect on NexGard. Your dog’s coat can get wet immediately after taking NexGard.
Can I use it if my dog is on medication?
In a well-controlled field study, NexGard was used concomitantly with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anesthetics, and antihistamines.
Is NexGard safe to use on any breed of dog?
NexGard is safe and effective in any breed of dog when used as directed.
Can NexGard be used on cats and other pets?
No. NexGard should be used on dogs only.
Can I administer it more than once a month?
Don't re-administer NexGard before the month is through. It keeps working for a full 30 days.
Are there any side effects of NexGard?
The most commonly reported adverse reactions found in NexGard for Dogs include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.