Program® Tablets (Lufenuron)
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PROGRAM TAL is an oral tablet for flea control in dogs.
Description and Composition
Oral tablets of 4 strengths are available:
PROGRAM 23.1mg TAL, a tablet containing 23.1 mg of lufenuron.
PROGRAM 67.8mg TAL, a tablet containing 67.8 mg of lufenuron.
PROGRAM 204.9mg TAL, a tablet containing 204.9mg of lufenuron.
PROGRAM 409.8mg TAL, tablet containing 409.8 mg of lufenuron.
Lufenuron, the active ingredient of PROGRAM, is an insect development inhibitor (IDI) belonging to the group of benzoyl-phenyl-ureas (BPUs). Like all BPU's, lufenuron acts as a chitin synthesis inhibitor. Female fleas feeding on treated animals will produce eggs out of which no larvae will hatch. The interruption of the flea life cycle results in a long-term, very effective flea control on the animal as well as in the environment
Program TAL is an oral tablet for the prevention and control of flea infestations in dogs.
Dosage and Administration
PROGRAM TAL is given orally at the minimum dose of 10mg lufenuron per kg body weight according to the following table:
|Weight of dog||
Less than 2.3 kg
1 tablet of PROGRAM 23.1mg
>2.3 to 6.7 kg
1 tablet of PROGRAM 67.8mg
>6.7 to 20 kg
1 tablet of PROGRAM 204.9mg
>20 to 40 kg
1 tablet of PROGRAM 409.8mg
Dogs over 40 kg are given an appropriate combination of tablets.
PROGRAM TAL should be given orally once per month. Treatment of existing infestations can begin at any time. In cases of severe infestations the use of an adulticide during the first few weeks of the treatment may be necessary.
PROGRAM TAL is best used in a prophylactic way. In this case treatment should start in spring, before the beginning of the flea season, and repeated monthly throughout the flea season. PROGRAM can be given year round.
All dogs and cats in a household must be treated in order to prevent the build up of developing fleas in the environment, thus establishing an infestation. For cats use PROGRAM oral suspension or PROGRAM Injectable suspension for cats.
PROGRAM TAL must be administered with a meal. It can be given with a small quantity of food before the rest of the meal is given, or per os immediately after feeding.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Formulations and Packages
There are 4 tablet strengths:
PROGRAM tablets containing 23.1 mg lufenuron
PROGRAM tablets containing 67.8 mg lufenuron
PROGRAM tablets containing 204.9 mg lufenuron
PROGRAM tablets containing 409.8 mg lufenuron
All 4 tablet sizes are available in cardboard boxes with 1 card containing 6 blistered tablets.
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