Questions about the administration of your dog’s tick and flea treatment
WHAT IS THE DOSE FOR CREDELIO® (LOTILANER)?
Credelio is an oral flea and tick medication for dogs in small, chewable tablets that are formulated to provide a minimum dose of 9 mg/lb (20 mg/kg) of lotilaner.
CAN I ADMINISTER TWO CREDELIO TABLETS TO ACHIEVE THE PROPER DOSE RATE FOR A DOG’S WEIGHT IF THE PROPER DOSE IS OUT OF STOCK?
Credelio chewable tablets are formulated to provide a minimum dose of 9 mg/lb (20 mg/kg) of lotilaner. Your veterinarian may elect to prescribe a combination of tablets to provide your dog’s effective dose in certain circumstances. Please discuss any questions regarding dosing with your veterinarian. Elanco Animal Health does not recommend dosing outside of the labeled recommendations.
HOW SHOULD A PUPPY BE DOSED WITH CREDELIO?
Puppies should be at least 8 weeks old and weigh 4.4 pounds or more. Puppies should be weighed each month and dosed accordingly at the time of administration with a minimum dosage of 9 mg/lb or 20 mg/kg.
CAN CREDELIO TABLETS BE SPLIT?
Elanco does not recommend splitting Credelio tablets because they are not scored for splitting. A variety of tablet sizes are available to allow for accurate dosing according to a dog’s weight.
DOES CREDELIO NEED TO BE CHEWED, OR CAN IT BE SWALLOWED WHOLE?
Credelio is available as a chewable tablet. The tablets can be chewed or swallowed whole.
CAN I MIX CREDELIO WITH FOOD? CAN CREDELIO BE CRUSHED? CAN I MIX CRUSHED CREDELIO WITH WATER FOR ADMINISTRATION?
Credelio must be administered with food or given within 30 minutes after feeding. While we did not conduct any studies where a crushed Credelio tablet was added to food or water and fed to a dog, Credelio is a chewable tablet that can be chewed or swallowed whole.