Oral suspension for flea control in cats
Description and Composition
Program Oral suspension contains 70 mg of lufenuron per g.
PROGRAM oral suspension is available as:
- PROGRAM 133mg SUS, an oral suspension in an ampoule dispensing 1.9 g of
suspension, corresponding to 133 mg of lufenuron.
- PROGRAM 266mg SUS, an oral suspension in an ampoule dispensing 3.8 g of
suspension, corresponding to 266 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 SUS is an oral suspension for cats for the prevention and control of
Dosage and Administration
PROGRAM SUS is given orally with a meal at the minimum dose of 30mg lufenuron
per kg body weight according to the following table:
Weight of cat
Up to 4.5 kg
1 ampoule of PROGRAM 133mg
> 4.5 to 9 kg
1 ampoule of PROGRAM 266mg
Cats over 9 kg are given an appropriate combination of ampoules.
PROGRAM SUS should be given 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 SUS 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 cats and dogs in a household must be treated in order to prevent the
build up of developing fleas in the environment, thus establishing an
infestation. For dogs use PROGRAM tablets.
PROGRAM SUS 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
Special Precautions and Warnings
Formulations and Packages
Two ampoule sizes are available in boxes with 6 ampoules in an aluminum foil
pouch. PROGRAM ampoule containing 133 mg lufenuron. PROGRAM ampoule containing
266 mg lufenuron.
Storage Recommendations and Shelf Life
The shelf life of PROGRAM suspension is 3 years when stored below 30°C. Use
within 1 year after opening ampoule.