Coraxis is a once-a-month topical solution for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, as well as the treatment and control of intestinal hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies that are at least 7 weeks of age and that weigh at least 3 lbs.
The recommended minimum dose is 1.1 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg) moxidectin, once-a-month, by topical administration.
Do not apply to irritated skin.
1. Remove one dose applicator tube from the package. As specified in the following table, administer the entire contents of the CORAXIS tube that correctly corresponds with the body weight of the dog.
2. While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.
3. Turn the cap over and push the other end of cap onto the tip of the tube.
4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove the cap from the tube.
5. The dog should be standing for the application. Part the hair on the back of the dog between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. For dogs weighing 20 lbs or less, place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin at one spot between the shoulder blades. For dogs weighing more than 20 lbs, place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin at 3 or 4 spots on the top of the backline from the base of the neck to the upper back in an area inaccessible to licking. Do not apply an amount of solution at any one location that could run off the side of the dog.
Do not let this product get in your dog's mouth or eyes. Do not allow the dog to lick any of the application sites for 30 minutes. in households with multiple pets, keep each treated dog separated from other treated dogs and other pets for 30 minutes after application to prevent licking the application sites.
Stiff hair, a damp appearance of the hair, pink skin or a slight powdery residue may be observed at the application site on some animals. This is temporary and does not affect the safety and effectiveness of the product.
Shampooing 90 minutes after treatment does not reduce the effectiveness of CORAXIS in the prevention of heartworm disease.
Heartworm Prevention: For prevention of heartworm disease, CORAXIS should be administered at one-month intervals. CORAXIS may be administered year-round or at a minimum should start one month before the first expected exposure to mosquitoes and should continue at monthly intervals until one month after the last exposure to mosquitoes. If a dose is missed and a 30-day interval between doses is exceeded, administer CORAXIS immediately and resume the monthly dosing schedule. When replacing another heartworm preventative product in a heartworm prevention program, the first treatment with CORAXIS should be given within one month of the last dose of the former medication.
Treatment and Control of Intestinal Nematode Infections: For the treatment and control of intestinal hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala (adults, immature adults and fourth-stage larvae) and roundworm infections caused by Toxocara Canis (adults and fourth-stage larvae), and Toxascaris leonina (adults), and whipworm infections caused by TTrichuris vulpis (adults), CORAXIS should be administered once as a single topical dose.