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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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This particular medicine comes in 6 different sizes and various flavors and is administered orally to cats and dogs. These are chewable tablets which are given to cats and dogs according to their weight, for example, Comfortis for dogs 60 lbs and comfortis for dogs 120 lbs.
Spinosad is from the family of antibacterial medications and contains two important compounds, which are, spinosyn A and spinosyn D respectively. This particular medicine is primarily given to cats and dogs to cure them of fleas and ticks. This medicine also acts as a preventative treatment to the development of fleas in cats and dogs.
However, ensure that you give these chewable tablets to your cat or dog according to how the vet has instructed you to do so as an overdose may be fatal as animals are sensitive.
You can easily buy Comfortis online from Canada Pharmacy.
|DOG: Weight (lbs)||DOG: Weight (kg) Indicated on Pack||CAT: Weight (lbs)||Spinosad (mg)||Sourced from UK|
|5 - 10lbs||2.3 - 4.5kg||4.1 - 6lbs||140|
|10.1 - 20lbs||3.9 - 6kg||6.1 - 12lbs||270||YES|
|20.1 - 40lbs||9.1 - 18kg||12.1 - 24lbs||560|
|40.1 - 60lbs||18.1 - 27kg||810|
|60.1 - 120lbs||23.2 - 36kg||1620||YES|
Dogs: Recommended U.S. Minimum Dosage is 13.5mg/lb per month
Cats: Recommended U.S. Minimum dosage is 22.5mg/lb per month
Comfortis should be given to your dog and cat according to the dosage prescribed by your doctor. This chewable medicine is given according to the weight of the dog or cat it has to be administered to. You can give Comfortis to your pet with food or without food.
Basically, this medicine has to be given to cats and dogs at monthly intervals. If your pet starts to vomit within 60 minutes of taking comfortis, give them another full dose.
Preferably, Comfortis should be given one month prior to the primary fleas and ticks season.
The active ingredient in this medicine is Spinosad.
As this particular medicine is administered to both cats and dogs, the following are the adverse effects that they can experience. Some of the side effects may overlap.
Apart from vomiting, other side effects are considered rare in dogs.