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PROGRAM® 6 Month Injectable For Cats Q&A

1. What is PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats?

2. How does PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats work?

3. How do you give my cat PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats?

4. How soon will PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats start to work?

5. How soon will I see the results?

6. Is PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats effective?

7. What about my other pets?

8. Does PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats have any side effects?

9. Can the injection be given at the same time as other medications?

10. How can the injection dosage be adjusted for a growing kitten?

11. When is the best time to begin treatment?

12. What if my cat picks up new fleas from the outside?

13. Is there a lufenuron product for dogs?


1. What is PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats?

PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats is a simple and convenient method of flea control for cats. Just one dose, administered by the veterinarian, protects your cat against flea populations for a full six months. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, loss of anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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2. How does PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats work?

PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats works like birth control for fleas. It prevents eggs from developing into adults for a full 6 months. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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3. How do you give my cat PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats?

PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats is a simple injection under the skin, which takes only a few seconds for the veterinarian to perform.

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4. How soon will PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats start to work?

Since it is designed to be a slow-release product, PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats takes 2 to 3 weeks to reach effective levels. For optimum control of flea populations, begin treatment early in the season and keep your cat protected all year long. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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5. How soon will I see the results?

PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats doesn't kill adult fleas, so if there are already fleas on your cat or in your home, it may take a few weeks for these fleas to die off. Rest assured, PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats is working, and the fleas on your cat will not successfully reproduce. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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6. Is PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats effective?

PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats offers protection that can't wash out or be groomed off like liquid-drop flea control and sprays, and can't fall off like a flea collar. In a university study, PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats demonstrated cumulative efficacy of 97.7% from day 14 through 6 months post-injection. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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7. What about my other pets?

Any untreated pet can populate your household with fleas. Therefore, it is important to treat all your cats and dogs at the same time. Ask us to recommend another Novartis brand for your dog. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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8. Does PROGRAM 6 Month Injectable for Cats have any side effects?

You may notice a small raised area or lump at the injection site. It normally dissipates within a few weeks. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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9. Can the injection be given at the same time as other medications?

Yes. PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats has been tested with common medications, including vaccines, antibiotics and other types of flea control with no adverse effects associated with combined use of these medications. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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10. How can the injection dosage be adjusted for a growing kitten?

When the veterinarian determines the dosage for your cat, age and weight are taken into account.

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11. When is the best time to begin treatment?

To achieve optimal control of flea populations, it's best to start treatment early in the season and to continue using PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats all year round. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity, anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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12. What if my cat picks up new fleas from the outside?

Cats can pick up fleas from the environment, but PROGRAM (lufenuron)®; 6 Month Injectable for Cats will control any new fleas from starting a population in your home. It is even more important for roaming cats to be protected. The following side effects may occur in treated cats: injection site reactions, vomiting, inactivity,anorexia. For full product information, see product label.

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13. Is there a lufenuron product for dogs?

PROGRAM® (lufenuron) 6 Month Injectable for Cats is exclusively for cats. However, PROGRAM® (lufenuron) Flavor Tabs® are available in tablet form for dogs, to be given once a month with a meal.

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