Drontal Plus Taste Tabs [praziquantel/pyrantel pamoate/febantel ] broad spectrum chewable anthelmintic tablets are indicated for removal of Tapeworms Dipylidium caninum, Taenia pisiformis, Echinococcus granulosus, and removal and control of Echinococcus multilocularis and for removal of hookworms Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, ascarids Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina, and whipworms Trichuris vulpis in dogs. Most dogs find Drontal Plus Taste Tabs palatable. The tablets may be offered to the dog by hand. Alternatively, tablets may be given directly by mouth or offered in a small amount of food. Not for use in pregnant dogs or in puppies younger than 3 weeks or weighing less than 2 lbs.
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The presence of parasites should be confirmed by laboratory fecal examination. Weigh the animal before treatment. Administer the proper dosage as specified in the following table as a single oral treatment.
DRONTAL® PLUS TASTE TABS® TABLETS DOSAGE CHARTS
For Puppies and Small Dogs*
2 - 25 lbs.
Body Weight No. of Tablets
For Medium Sized Dogs
26 - 60 lbs.
Body Weight No. of Tablets
For Large Dogs
45 lbs. and greater
*NOT FOR USE IN PUPPIES LESS THAN 3 WEEKS OF AGE OR DOGS WEIGHING LESS THAN 2 LBS.
Most dogs find Drontal® Plus Taste Tabs® Tablets palatable. The tablets may be offered to the dog by hand. Alternatively tablets may be given directly by mouth or offered in a small amount of food. Fasting is neither necessary nor recommended prior to or after treatment.
For those animals living where reinfections are likely to occur, clients should be instructed in the steps to optimize prevention otherwise, retreatment may be necessary. This is true in cases of Dipylidium caninum where reinfection is almost certain to occur if fleas are not removed from the animal and its environment. In addition, for control of Echinococcus multilocularis, a program of regular treatment every 21 to 26 days may be indicated see E. multilocularis section below.
Drontal® Plus praziquantel/pyrantel pamoate/febantel Taste Tabs® Broad Spectrum Chewable Anthelmintic Tablets are indicated for removal of Tapeworms Dipylidium caninum, Taenia pisiformis, Echinococcus granulosus, and removal and control of Echinococcus multilocularis and for removal of Hookworms Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ascarids Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina, and Whipworms Trichuris vulpis in dogs.
DO NOT USE IN PREGNANT ANIMALS. Dogs treated with elevated levels 6 consecutive days with 3 times the labeled dosage rate of the combination of febantel and praziquantel in early pregnancy demonstrated an increased incidence of abortion and fetal abnormalities.8 The effects of Drontal® Plus Anthelmintic Tablets on pregnant animals have not been determined.
There are no known contraindications against the use of praziquantel or pyrantel pamoate in dogs.
Strict hygienic precautions should be taken when handling dogs or feces suspected of harboring E. multilocularis. Infected dogs treated for the first time with Drontal® Plus Taste Tabs® Tablets and dogs treated at intervals greater than 28 days may shed eggs in the feces after treatment. The animal should be held in the clinic during this interval and all feces should be incinerated or autoclaved. If these procedures are not possible, the eggs can be destroyed by soaking the feces in a sodium hypochlorite bleach solution of 3.75% or greater.7 All areas where the animal was maintained or in contact with should be thoroughly cleaned with sodium hypochlorite and allowed to dry completely before reuse.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
None of the 103 dogs treated with Drontal® Plus Anthelmintic Tablets in the clinical field studies exhibited drug-related side effects. Of the 40 dogs treated with Drontal Plus Taste Tabs® Tablets in laboratory studies, two dogs exhibited vomiting, one puppy exhibited bloody/mucoid stool and one puppy exhibited watery/profuse stool.
Drontal® Plus Taste Tabs® Tablets should be stored at or below 77 °F 25 °C.
Un-blistered whole or partial tablets should be stored in a tightly sealed container.
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