Interceptor's coming back!

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Interceptor's coming back!

Postby maxs_mommy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:41 pm

Hip Hip Horray! My vet just got word that Elanco acquired Novartis, and they had to drop Sentinel in the deal, so they're bringing back Interceptor this spring! (Virbac is now making Sentinel for those who use it.) I still have like 3 unexpired tabs to get me into spring but I'm super-relieved.

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Re: Interceptor's coming back!

Postby SherriA » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:46 pm

Hooray! I was going to have to make a decision about it come spring, since Henry is healthy enough for it to be a consideration.
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Re: Interceptor's coming back!

Postby Sabine » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:32 pm

Excellent news!!!
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Re: Interceptor's coming back!

Postby LisaT_II » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:01 pm

Jazz's derm kept saying that she had heard rumors - so glad it's actually going to happen!

Just ordered some HG since I have one dose of interceptor left, but I'll be switching back.

Do we consider this a new drug that we should wait and see how dogs react to it, or the same old stuff and okay to start as soon as it comes back on the market?
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Re: Interceptor's coming back!

Postby maxs_mommy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:14 pm

I'd expect that it's the same drug since the disontinuation of it was not well relieved by a lot of folks, but who knows. If anything I think they'd change the inactive ingredients. We won't really know until the drug comes out. I do have an old box I could compare to when we see the new drug label. I'm just glad to get it back without the flea med. I've always used Interceptor and was never in love with Ivermectin.
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Postby SherriA » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:21 am

What would be even better is if they would market it at the "normal" dose for those who want it, but also at the FDA approved "Safeheart" dosages for those of us who only want the heartworm protection. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?
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Re: Interceptor's coming back!

Postby Emily » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:02 pm

Yay! I used Trifexis briefly when Interceptor was discontinued, and it worked well for fleas, and the most the dogs tolerated it, but Loomis would vomit daily. Since it wasn't right after his dose, we didn't connect it. The vet suspected Mega-E. We put him through all sorts of testing - bloodwork, barium x-rays, etc and nothing was abnormal. We thought for some reason he had an aversion to dry kibble, so he was on wet food and it seemed to help, but never go away. I noticed when I switched from Trifexis to Sentinel, his vomiting all but disappeared. So, I am super excited about Interceptor coming back. I haven't had a problem with Sentinel, but the less chemicals, the better.

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Re: Interceptor's coming back!

Postby EllaBella » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:37 am

My vet has it in stock! I'm so happy!!! It's hear in time for heartworm season!

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Re: Interceptor's coming back!

Postby SherriA » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:38 am

I'll have to call my vet and see if they have it. Mosquito season is coming.... (not that you can tell from the weather here - snow on the first day of spring. this winter feels like it will never end)
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Postby LisaT_II » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:26 pm

I almost made it, just recently gave my first dose of Heartguard cuz my stash of interceptor had run out. Drat!
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Re: Interceptor's coming back!

Postby Sabine » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:10 pm

That's fantastic. Is it still sold under the same name? Whoever gets it first, would you please send me a picture of the package? Thanks!
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