Droncit Tablets for Cats & Dogs (pack of 20)
|Prescription Type||AVM-GSL (OTC licensed veterinary medicine)|
What are Droncit Tabliets and who is it for?
DRONCIT® TABLETS are for the effective treatment of tapeworms in cats and dogs.
The product is effective 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. Droncit is also effective against Echinococcus multilocularis.
As a precautionary measure to prevent the establishment of Echinococcus multilocularis (a tapeworm that can cause a fatal disease in humans) in the UK and Ireland, it is recommended that all dogs and cats entering the country be treated with praziquantel.
This product does not treat other species of internal parasite such as roundworms - for treatment of these a broad spectrum wormer such as Drontal® is more appropriate. Ask your vet for advice on the best wormer for your cat or dog.
The most up to date Summary of Product Characteristics for this authorised veterinary medicine can be viewed here
What is the active ingredient in Droncit Tablets and what does it do?
Praziquantel, the active ingredient in DRONCIT, is effective against all stages of development of intestinal tapeworms. The substance is very rapidly absorbed and distributed throughout the parasite, and causes severe damage to the parasite integument, resulting in contraction and paralysis.
Packaging20 tablets (2 blister packs, each containing 10 tablets)
What is in Droncit Tablets?
Praziquantel: 50 mg/tablet
Sodium lauryl sulphate
Silica colloidal anhydrous
How do I use Droncit Tablets?
The recommended dose rate is 5 mg/kg bodyweight, which equates to 1 tablet per 10 kg bodyweight.
|Species||Bodyweight||Amount to administered|
|Dog||2.5 - 5 kg||1/2 tablet|
|6 - 10 kg||1 tablet|
|11 - 20 kg||2 tablets|
|21 - 30 kg||3 tablets|
|Over 30 kg||1 tablet per 10 kg|
Method of Administration
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.
Any part used tablets should be discarded.
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.
Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one common type of tapeworm - Dipylidium caninum. To avoid reinfection with this parasite, flea control of the animal and its housing should be carried out at the same time. Unless flea control is complete an infected flea population may survive: i.e. re-treatment of the animal may be necessary.
Special precautions for use in animals:
Do not administer to dogs weighing less than 2.5 kg
Do not administer to unweaned puppies and kittens, as such animals are rarely infected with tapeworms.
The product may be administered to pregnant females. It is safe to the female herself, to the unborn foetus and to the new-born young.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to animals:
In the interests of good hygiene, persons administering the tablets directly to an animal or adding them to the animal’s food should wash their hands afterwards.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in a dry place
Marketing Authorisation holder:
Animal Health Division
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