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Dosage and administration
For oral administration only.
To ensure administration of a correct dose, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible.
Dosage: For treatment of dogs administer 1 Drontal Dog Tasty Bone 150/144/50 mg tablets per 10 kg body weight (15 mg febantel, 14.4 mg pyrantel embonate and 5 mg praziquantel/kg body weight) or 1 Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL 525/504/175 mg tablets per 35 kg body weight (15 mg febantel, 14.4 mg pyrantel embonate and 5 mg praziquantel/kg body weight). .
Dosages are as follows
Drontal Tasty Bone Tablets
Body weight (kg)
Tablet quantity
2-5
½
>5-10
1
>10-15
1 ½
>15-20
2
For each additional 5 kg body weight, administer an additional half tablet.
Drontal Tasty Bone XL Tablets
Body weight (kg)
Tablet quantity
7-17.5
½
>17.5-35
1
>35-52.5
1 ½
>52.5-70
2
For each additional 17.5 kg bodyweight, administer an additional half tablet.
Administration and Duration of Treatment:
The tablets are flavoured and studies have shown that they are palatable and are taken voluntarily by the majority (88%) of dogs tested.
The tablets can be administered with or without food. Access to normal diet does not need to be limited before or after treatment.
Tablets should be given as a single administration.
The advice of a veterinarian should be sought regarding the need for and frequency of repeat treatment.
Drontal Dog Tasty Bone 150/144/50 mg tablets: Not for use in dogs weighing less than 2 kg.
Drontal Dog Tasty Bone XL 525/504/175 mg tablets: Not for use in dogs weighing less than 7 kg.
Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
Teratogenic effects attributed to high doses of febantel administered during early pregnancy have been reported in rats, sheep and dogs.
The safety of the product has not been investigated during the 1st and 2nd third of pregnancy. Do not use in pregnant dogs during the 1st and 2nd third of pregnancy (see Contra-Indications, Warnings etc).
A single treatment during the last third of pregnancy or during lactation has been demonstrated safe.