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Credelio (lotilaner) is a medication prescribed by a licensed veterinarian to treat and prevent flea infestations as well as treat tick infestations in dogs and puppies that are at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 4.4 pounds.
Credelio is available in a beef-flavored chewable tablet of various strengths. Dosing is based on your dog's weight. Discuss appropriate dosing with your vet. Follow your vet's instructions on how to properly administer Credelio to your dog.
Credelio is given by mouth once a month. Give with food or within 30 minutes of feeding your dog.
Credelio should not be used in humans. Keep the medication away from children and other pets.
Lotilaner, an isoxazoline, is the active ingredient contained in Credelio.
There are no known contraindications.
Credelio can cause weight loss, excessive urination, diarrhea, and elevated blood urea nitrogen levels. Call your vet immediately if your dog develops side effects that concern you or won't go away.