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Clinical particulars
Target species
Dogs, small and medium sizes
Indications for use
For the treatment of mixed infestations with the following roundworms and tapeworms in adult dogs and puppies:
Ascarids: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina (late immature forms and mature forms)
Hookworms: Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum (adults)
Tapeworms: Taenia spp., Dipylidium caninum
Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds.
Do not exceed the stated dosage when treating pregnant bitches.
Do not use in animals with a known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of excipients.
Not for use in dogs younger than 2 weeks of age and/or weighing less than 2 kg.
Special warnings for each target species
Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one common type of tapeworm – Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm infestation is certain to re-occur unless control of intermediate hosts as fleas, mice etc is undertaken.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
Any part-used tablets should be discarded.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
In the interests of good hygiene, persons administering the tablet directly to a dog or by adding it to the dog's food should wash their hands afterwards.
In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice and show the package leaflet to the physician.
Adverse reactions
In rare cases transient loose faeces, diarrhoea and/or vomiting may occur in some puppies. In adult dogs, very rare cases of vomiting, with or without diarrhoea, may occur.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Consult a veterinary surgeon before treating pregnant animals for roundworms.
The product may be used during lactation.
Do not use in bitches during the first two-thirds of pregnancy.
Do not use simultaneously with piperazine as the anthelmintic effects of pyrantel and piperazine (used in many worming products for dogs) may be antagonized.
Concurrent use with other cholinergic compounds can lead to toxicity.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
For oral administration.
The recommended dose rates are: 15 mg/kg bodyweight febantel, 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel and 5 mg/kg praziquantel. This is equivalent to 1 tablet per 10 kg bodyweight.
Tablets may be halved/quartered to allow accuracy of dosing.
Administration and Duration of Treatment
The tablet(s) can be given directly to the dog or disguised in food. No restriction of access to food is required either before or after administration of the product.
To ensure administration of a correct dose, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible.
Puppies may be wormed with this product from 2 weeks of age and every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age. Thereafter they should be treated at 3 monthly intervals. It is advisable to treat the bitch at the same time as the puppies.
For the control of Toxocara, nursing bitches should be dosed 2 weeks after giving birth and every 2 weeks until weaning.
For routine control a single dose is recommended at 3 monthly intervals.
In the event of a heavy roundworm infestation, a repeat dose should be given after 14 days.
Benzimidazoles possess wide safety margin. Pyrantel is not absorbed systematically to any extent. Praziquantel also has a wide safety margin, of up to five times the recommended dose.
Withdrawal periods
Not applicable