Droncit 50mg Tablets 20s
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Droncit 50mg Tablets
Droncit 50mg Tablets are a highly effective treatment against all the common species of tapeworm infecting dogs and cats in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia ovis, Taenia pisiformis, Taenia multiceps, Taenia hydatigena, Taenia taeniaeformis, and Dipylidium caninum. The tablets are effective against both immature and mature forms of adult tapeworms.
Droncit 50mg Tablets are safe for pregnant females, but are not suitable for puppies and kittens, or dogs weighing less than 2.5kg.
Adult cats primarily suffer from tapeworms, however adult dogs usually suffer from roundworms or a mixture of roundworms and tapeworms, so for adult dogs you may consider a dual wormer such as Drontal.
Worming and Flea Control
Fleas are often infected with tapeworm larvae, which can be transferred to your cat by swallowing the flea while grooming, so in order to control worms, you also need to control fleas. If you don't control a flea problem at the same time as worming, your cat is almost certain to be re-infected. The easiest way to prevent this is to use a spot on flea protection such as Frontline regularly.
The recommended dose is 5mg/kg body weight, which equates to 1 tablet per 10kg body weight:
Adult Cats: ½ tablet
- 2.5-5kg: ½ tablet
- 6-10kg: 1 tablet
- 11-20kg: 2 tablets
- 20-30kg: 3 tablets
- Over 30kg: pro rata
The tablets are administered by opening the animal’s mouth and pushing the tablet over the back of the tongue so that it cannot be rejected. Alternatively, a tablet can be wrapped in a piece of meat or butter and offered to the animal or crushed and mixed with the food.
A single dose is all that is required. However, for dogs in rural areas and for packs of hounds, this dose should be repeated every four weeks to ensure that newly acquired tapeworms are destroyed before reaching maturity. Dosing must be associated with strict control of the dog's diet to ensure that uncooked offal is not eaten.
- Active Ingredient: Praziquantel 50mg
- Other Ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, Microcrystalline cellulose, Povidone K-25, Sodium lauryl sulphate, Magnesium stearate, Silica colloidal anhydrous, Maize starch