Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies 50ml
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What is Drontal and who is it for?
DRONTAL® ORAL SUSPENSION for Puppies contains febantel and pyrantel to effectively kill gastrointestinal roundworms, whipworms and hookworms in puppies and young dogs up to one year of age.
Intestinal worms of dogs and cats can damage the health of your pet and can cause health issues in vulnerable people, especially children, so it is important to regularly de-worm your pet. Puppies are commonly infected before and after birth from their mother passing the worm larvae through the placenta or the maternal milk. Therefore it is usually appropriate to start a worming regime in puppies at 2 weeks of age, and worm every two weeks until the puppy is weaned.
Most young puppies should not need to be treated for tapeworms, making Drontal® Oral Suspension for Puppies a very suitable choice. Should a puppy need tapeworm treatment however, or if tablets are preferred, then Drontal® Plus Flavour Bone Shape is licensed for use in puppies from 2 weeks old. Drontal® Plus Flavour Bone Shape kills roundworms, whipworms, hookworms and tapeworms
The most up to date Summary of Product Characteristics for this authorised veterinary medicine can be viewed here
Please Note: We may need to contact you for some additional information about your pet, before we can dispense this medicine.
What is the active ingredient in Drontal?
The active ingredients in DRONTAL® Oral Suspension for Puppies are pyrantel, which causes spastic paralysis of the parasite and allows it to be expelled by the gastrointestinal (GI) system using peristalsis, and febantel, which causes disruption to the metabolic processes of the parasite, resulting in death when its energy reserves are exhausted.
What does this ingredient do?
In this fixed combinationthe pyrantel and febantel act synergistically against nematodes (ascarids, hookworms and whipworms) of dogs. In particular, the spectrum of activity covers Toxocara canis, Ancyclostoma caninum and Trichuris vulpis. Published data are also available to confirm that Toxascaris leonina and Uncinaria stenocephala are also susceptible to this particular combination.
What is in Drontal?
Each ml contains:
Pyrantel 5.00mg (as pyrantel embonate 14.40mg)
Sodium benzoate (E211) 2.05mg
Sodium propionate (E281) 2.05mg
Ponceau 4R (E124) 0.25mg
Sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate
Sorbitan oleate (E494)
Povidone K25 (E1202)
Polysorbate 80 (E433)
Citric acid anhydrous (E330)
Xanthan gum (E415)
Propylene glycol (E1520)
How do I use Drontal?
The recommended dose rates for puppies and young dogs up to one year of age are:
For a single oral administration, 15 mg/kg bodyweight febantel and 5 mg/kg bodyweight pyrantel (as embonate) corresponding to 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel embonate.
This is equivalent to 1 ml/kg bodyweight.
Through intrauterine (in the womb) and trans-mammary (in the mother's milk) infection, ascarid (roundworm) infestation may occur in dogs at a very early age.
For some animals, especially in case of severe infections, elimination of ascarids may be incomplete, and a potential risk of infections to humans cannot be excluded. Where epidemiologically appropriate, it is recommended that treatment should be started at 2 weeks of age and should be performed repeatedly at suitable intervals (for example every 2 weeks), until weaning.
Otherwise treatment should be based upon confirmed infection, for example the results of faecal examinations.
Method of Administration
Oral administration. The product may be given directly to the animal or mixed with feed. No special dietary measures are necessary.
Mix the product by inversion of the container before drawing the required dose.
Special precautions for use in animals
Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds.
Not intended for use in puppies less than 2 weeks of age or weighing less than 0.6kg, as the safety of the product has not been assessed in in this group of animals.
Do not use in pregnant or lactating bitches.
In very rare cases mild transient digestive tract signs (e.g., vomiting diarrhoea) may occur. If you see any adverse signs please notify your veterinary surgeon.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to animals
Wash hands after use.
Avoid direct contact with the skin and eyes. In case of accidental spillage wash the affected area immediately with clean running water.
After opening, store the product at a temperature not exceeding 25 ºC
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Animal Health Division,
Berkshire RG14 1JA
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Is there any further advice I should know about Drontal?
For more information on Drontal® and Advantage®, and answers to FAQ, see www.drontal.com.