A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
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Capstar tablets can be given to both dogs and cats. They are available in two convenient dosages: for a cat or a dog weighing 1 to 11 kg one tablet of 11.4 mg every day until no fleas are found on the host and one 57 mg tablets for dogs and cats weighing 11 to 57 kg until all the fleas vanish. The tablet can be given directly or mixed with your pet’s food but make sure that your pet swallows the whole tablet.
The active ingredient in Capstar tablets is Nitenpyram.
Capstar tablets should not be given to kittens and puppies younger than one month old. This medication is not for human consumption.
Regular use of Capstar may result in certain side effects while inappropriate use may result in adverse reactions. Different animals i.e. dogs and cats experience different side effects to this treatment. The most common side effects in dogs are: