Frequently asked questions

NexGard contains the ingredient afoxolaner which targets and kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs.

NexGard kills Lone Star ticks, Black-legged ticks, American dog ticks and Brown dog ticks.

NexGard is safe and effective for use in puppies 8 weeks of age or older, weighing 4 pounds or more.

In a well-controlled laboratory study, NexGard began to kill fleas four hours after initial administration and demonstrated >99% effectiveness at eight hours. In a separate well-controlled laboratory study, NexGard demonstrated 100% effectiveness against adult fleas 24 hours post-infestation for 35 days.

You can locate the expiration date on the outside of the package of NexGard.

Because NexGard is an oral product, swimming or bathing has no effect on NexGard. Your dog’s coat can get wet immediately after taking NexGard.

In a well-controlled field study, NexGard was used concomitantly with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anesthetics, and antihistamines. No adverse reactions were observed from the concomitant use of NexGard with other medications. For specific questions about your dog, we recommend that you consult with your veterinarian.

NexGard is safe and effective in any breed of dog when used as directed.

No. NexGard should be used in dogs only.

Don't re-administer NexGard before the month is through. It keeps working for a full 30 days. 

NexGard is a prescription product. Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Only at your vet can you get expert advice and special savings.

NexGard (afoxolaner) is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, itching, lethargy, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. For more information, click here for full prescribing information.

To check the status of your rebate, you can click here or call 1-800-307-7000, option 3. Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST. 

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Important Safety Information:

NexGard (afoxolaner) is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, itching, lethargy, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. For more information, click here for full prescribing information.

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Important Safety Information:

NexGard (afoxolaner) is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, itching, lethargy, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. For more information, click here for full prescribing information.