What is Simparica TRIO?
Simparica TRIO is a monthly chewable tablet that protects your dog against heartworm disease, five types of ticks, fleas, roundworms and hookworms. It has been demonstrated to be safe for puppies as young as 8 weeks old weighing 2.8 pounds or more. Simparica TRIO requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs and Puppies (8 weeks of age or older and weighing 2.8 lbs or more)
Protects dogs against heartworm disease, ticks & fleas, roundworms & hookworms
Tasty chewable that dogs love
Convenient, once-a-month dosing
How does Simparica TRIO work?
Simparica TRIO contains three active pharmaceutical ingredients, sarolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel pamoate. Sarolaner is an acaricide and insecticide belonging to the isoxazoline group. Sarolaner inhibits the function of the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor and glutamate receptor, and works at the neuromuscular junction in insects. This results in uncontrolled neuromuscular activity leading to death in insects or acarines. Moxidectin is an endectocide in the macrocyclic lactone class. Moxidectin acts by interfering with the chloride channel-mediated neurotransmission in the parasite. This results in paralysis and death of the parasite. Pyrantel pamoate is a nematocide belonging to the tetrahydropyrimidine class. Pyrantel acts as a depolarizing, neuromuscular-blocking agent in susceptible parasites, which causes paralysis and death or expulsion of the organism.
Sarolaner, one of the ingredients in Simparica TRIO, is a member of the isoxazoline class. This class has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions including tremors, ataxia, and seizures. Seizures have been reported in dogs receiving isoxazoline class drugs, even in dogs without a history of seizures. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders.
Prior to administration of Simparica TRIO, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections. Infected dogs should be treated with an adulticide to remove adult heartworms. Simparica TRIO is not effective against adult D. immitis. The safe use of Simparica TRIO has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.
Simparica TRIO (Zoetis)
Sarolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel
What is the most important thing I should know about Simparica TRIO?
Simparica TRIO prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations, the treatment and control of tick infestations with Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick), Amblyomma maculatum (Gulf Coast tick), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick), and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick), and the treatment and control of roundworm (immature adult and adult Toxocara canis and adult Toxascaris leonina) and adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala) infections for one month in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older, and weighing 2.8 pounds or greater. It requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Simparica TRIO to my pet?
Prior to administration of Simparica TRIO, your dog should be tested for existing heartworm infections. Let your veterinarian know if your dog is pregnant, lactating, or will be used for breeding. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has a hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients.
How should Simparica TRIO be given?
Simparica TRIO is a flavored chewable tablet that is given by the mouth. It can be given with or without food. Follow your veterinarian’s instructions exactly as directed. The recommended minimum dose is 0.54 mg/lb (1.2 mg/kg) sarolaner, 0.011 mg/lb (24 g/kg) moxidectin, and 2.27 mg/lb (5 mg/kg) pyrantel (as pamoate salt). Dogs weighing 2.8-5.5 lbs should be given one 3 mg sarolaner, 0.06 mg moxidectin, and 12.5 mg pyrantel chewable tablet (Gold Box). Dogs weighing 5.6-11.0 lbs should be given one 6 mg sarolaner, 0.12 mg moxidectin, and 25 mg pyrantel chewable tablet (Purple Box). Dogs weighing 11.1-22.0 lbs should be given one 12 mg sarolaner, 0.24 mg moxidectin, and 50 mg pyrantel chewable tablet (Caramel Box). Dogs weighing 22.1-44.0 lbs should be given one 24 mg sarolaner, 0.48 mg moxidectin, and 100 mg pyrantel chewable tablet (Teal Box). Dogs weighing 44.1-88.0 should be given one 48 mg sarolaner, 0.96 mg moxidectin, and 200 mg pyrantel chewable tablet (Green Box). Dogs weighing 88.1-132.0 lbs should be given one 72 mg sarolaner, 1.44 mg moxidectin, and 300 mg pyrantel chewable tablet (Brown Box).
What are the potential side effects of Simparica TRIO?
Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. Simparica TRIO contains sarolaner, a member of the isoxazoline class, which has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions including tremors, ataxia, and seizures in dogs with or without a history of neurologic disorders. The safe use of Simparica TRIO has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. The most frequently reported adverse reactions in clinical trials were vomiting and diarrhea.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Simparica TRIO?
If a dose is missed, give Simparica TRIO immediately and resume monthly dosing.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Simparica TRIO?
If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving Simparica TRIO to my pet?
Do not use Simparica TRIO in cats. Simparica TRIO should not be used in dogs less than 8 weeks of age, weighing less than 2.8 lbs. The safe use of Simparica TRIO has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.
What other drugs will affect Simparica TRIO?
There are no known contraindications for the use of Simparica TRIO.