According to the US FDA, a generic drug (short: generics) is defined as “a drug product that is comparable to brand/reference listed drug product in dosage form, strength, route of administration, quality and performance characteristics, and intended use”. In other countries other definitions may apply.
In most cases it means that patent protection for the original drug has expired, which allows other manufacturers to produce and sell their own versions of the original drug.
What are the differences between Simparica and Nexgard
Both Simparica and Nexgard are chewable tablets, Liver flavored for Simparica and Beef for Nexgard. The main differences between the two are the strength and speed at which the products work, with Simparica killing fleas in little as 3 hours and ticks within 8. Nexgard offers a 4 hour time frame for killing fleas while killing ticks in 24 hours. Simparica however must be administered safely to dogs that are at least 6 months old, while Nexgard can be safely administered at 8 weeks.
Both Nexgard and Simparica use a pesticide from the same Isoxazoline class to treat fleas and ticks. Nexgard uses Afoxoflaner and kills 100% of fleas in 24 hours. Simparica uses Sarolaner which over stimulates the nervous system of the pests which kill fleas and ticks. Nexgard is the only FDA approved option for preventing infections that cause Lyme disease.
Both products are safe for dogs when following directions and have been approved by the FDA to treat and prevent flea and tick infestations. While Simparica was trialed and not approved, Nexgard has not yet been evaluated for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Nexgard chewable tablets and Simparica are not available for cats.
Simparica and Nexgard require a prescription from your veterinarian before they can be purchased. Your vet should be able to answer any questions related to side effects, precautions, or special care for your dog.
Is there a generic brand for Nexgard?
NexGard kills 100% of fleas within 24 hours. FiproGuard is a generic equivalent of Frontline Top Spot. Fiproguard is not manufactured by the makers of Frontline Top Spot, but is EPA approved for sale in the United States.
Nexgard and Bravecto both use a pesticide of the same class “Laner” to treat fleas and ticks. Nexgard uses Afoxoflaner and kills 100% of fleas within 24 hours. Bravecto uses Fluralaner and starts killing fleas in just 2 hours. Bravecto kills many types of ticks, including the Lone Star tick, for 8 weeks.
What is the difference between sarolans and afoxolans?
Sarolaner had a significantly faster death rate at 8 and 12 hours compared to afoxolaner against pre-existing infections due to tick paralysis and was more effective than afoxolaner at 12 hours after reinfection for 35 days.
What is similar to Nexgard?
Is there an over-the-counter Nexgard?
Which is better for dogs Nexgard or Simparica?
Is Nexgard made by frontline?