Nexgard Spectra


afoxolaner / milbemycin oxime

This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.


Nexgard Spectra is a veterinary medicine used to treat infestations with fleas, ticks, as well as demodectic and sarcoptic mange (skin infestations caused by two different types of mites) in dogs when prevention of heartworm disease (caused by a worm that infects the heart and blood vessels and is transmitted by mosquitoes), lungworm disease, eye worm and/or treatment of gut worms (hookworms, roundworms and whipworm) is also required.

Nexgard Spectra contains the active substances afoxolaner and milbemycin oxime.

This EPAR was last updated on 08/04/2020

Authorisation details

Product details
Nexgard Spectra
Agency product number
Active substance
  • afoxolaner
  • milbemycin oxime
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
  • afoxolaner
  • milbemycin oxime
Anatomical therapeutic chemical veterinary (ATCvet) codes
Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address

Binger Strasse 173
55216 Ingelheim am Rhein

Product information

20/03/2020 Nexgard Spectra - EMEA/V/C/003842 - IG/1203


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Pharmacotherapeutic group

  • Endectocides

  • Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents

  • milbemycin oxime, combinations

Therapeutic indication

For the treatment of flea and tick infestations in dogs when the concurrent prevention of heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis larvae), angiostrongylosis (reduction in level of immature adults (L5) and adults of Angiostrongylus vasorum), thelaziosis (adult Thelazia callipaeda) and/or treatment of gastrointestinal nematode infestations is indicated.

Treatment of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis and C. canis) in dogs for 5 weeks. 

Treatment of tick infestations (Dermacentor reticulatus, Ixodes ricinus, Ixodes hexagonus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus) in dogs for 4 weeks.

Fleas and ticks must attach to the host and commence feeding in order to be exposed to the active substance.

Treatment of infestations with adult gastrointestinal nematodes of the following species: roundworms (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma ceylanicum) and whipworm (Trichuris vulpis). 

Treatment of demodicosis (caused by Demodex canis). 

Treatment of sarcoptic mange (caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis). 

Prevention of heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis larvae) with monthly administration. 

Prevention of angiostrongylosis (by reduction of the level of infection with immature adult (L5) and adult stages of Angiostrongylus vasorum) with monthly administration.

Prevention of establishment of thelaziosis (adult Thelazia callipaeda eyeworm infection) with monthly administration.

Assessment history

Changes since initial authorisation of medicine


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