Drontal Plus for Dogs

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Drontal Plus is a prescription combination internal parasite medication (wormer). Drontal Plus contains the active ingredients praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate, and febantel.

Drontal Plus is for dogs and puppies over four weeks of age and over 2 lbs in weight.

  • Combination prescription medication for the treatment of internal parasites

  • Effective against tapeworm, hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms

  • Can be used in puppies as young as three weeks of age who are over 2 lbs

Drontal Plus tablets remove cestodes (tapeworms), ascarids (roundworms), hookworms, and whipworms from dogs. Broad-spectrum wormer contains three active ingredients: an FDA-approved oral cestode de-wormer plus a de-wormer effective against ascarids and hookworms; and febantel, active against nematodes, including whipworms. These three ingredients utilize different modes of action to rid your dog or puppy of a wide variety of intestinal worms. Tablets are scored for convenient oral administration. Not for use in pregnant animals. Can be used in puppies at least three weeks old with weight exceeding two pounds.

This combination anthelmintic agent removes cestodes (tapeworms), ascarids (roundworms), hookworms, and whipworms from dogs. Drontal Plus tablets work by paralyzing the worms and by disrupting normal parasite biology.

Drontal Plus is given by mouth. Tablets may be crumbled and mixed with a small amount of food. This should be eaten before the pet receives the remainder of the meal to ensure the entire amount of medication is ingested. Fasting is neither necessary nor recommended. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.

Drontal Plus will kill roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms. These worms may either be too small or may be digested, so you may not see worms in the stool. This medication will kill adult worms, but not immature worms that may be migrating through the body. It will not prevent reinfection. For these reasons, periodic deworming is often recommended.

Praziquantel with pyrantel pamoate and febantel.

Talk to your veterinarian about what type of outcome is expected. Have your veterinarian explain the other treatment options that may be available to treat your pet's condition.

Discuss the steps you need to take to prevent your pet from becoming reinfected. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or may be used for breeding.

Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking. Also if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.

If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.

Fungal infections are very difficult to treat, so the treatment may take weeks to months to completely eliminate the infection. It is extremely important to follow the dosage instructions from your veterinarian.

Not for use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to it or to similar products. Not recommended for use in pregnant animals or those with liver disease unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Use with caution in animals with kidney failure and those female animals nursing their young.

Side effects are rare, but may include drooling, vomiting, and loss of appetite, diarrhea, or lethargy.

Store in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container at room temperature Keep out of reach of children and pets.

If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Consult your veterinarian before using Drontal Plus with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, and other dewormers.