What is Credelio (lotilaner)?
Credelio is a chewable tablet that is used to treat flea infestations and treat and control tick infestations. This tasty beef-flavored chew kills fleas and 4 types of ticks: lone star tick, American dog tick, black-legged tick, and brown dog tick for a full month. Credelio is for dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age or older, weighing 4.4 lbs or more and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
For: Dogs and Puppies (8+ weeks of age, weighing 4.4+ lbs)
- Kills fleas and ticks
- Tasty chew
- Easy to administer
- Lasts a full month
How does Credelio work?
Credelio contains the ingredient, lotilaner, which is an antiparasitic drug that kills the fleas and ticks that live on your pet’s body surface. Lotilaner blocks the transfer of chloride ions from passing through cell membranes, which causes uncontrolled neuromuscular activity and results in the death of fleas and ticks. Credelio starts killing fleas within 4 hours of administration and kills over 99% of fleas within 8 hours of administration. Credelio starts killing ticks* in 4 hours and 98.7% killed within 8 hours. *(Ixodes ricinus)
The safe use of Credelio in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs hasn’t been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. Credelio is only for oral use in dogs. See Credelio label for complete safety information.
What is the most important thing I should know about Credelio?
Credelio must be given with food or given within 30 minutes after feeding. It is meant for oral use only in dogs and puppies 8 weeks or older and weighing at least 4.4 lbs. Credelio requires a prescription from your veterinarian and is available for dogs and puppies 4.4-6.0 lbs (56.25 mg), 6.1-12.0 lbs (112.5 mg), 12.1-25.0 lbs (225 mg), 25.1-50.0 lbs (450 mg), and 50.1-100 lbs (900 mg).
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Credelio to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is breeding, pregnant, or lactating. The safe use of Credelio in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs hasn’t been evaluated.Tell your veterinarian if your pet has a history of seizures.
How should Credelio be given to my pet?
Give Credelio orally once a month with food or within 30 minutes after feeding. Give the appropriate dosage based on your dog’s weight. Credelio can begin at any time of the year and can continue year round without interruption.
What are the potential side effects of Credelio?
Potential side effects of Credelio can include weight loss, elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN), polyuria (excesssive urination), and diarrhea.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Credelio to my pet?
Give the next dose as soon as you remember and resume a monthly schedule.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Credelio?
If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian.
What should I avoid while giving Credelio to my pet?
Avoid giving Credelio if your pet is breeding, pregnant, or lactating or has a history of seizures.
What other drugs will affect Credelio?
There are no known contraindications for the use of Credelio. Consult with your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other supplements or medications.