Panacur Paste for Cats & Dogs 10 x 5g
|Manufacturer||MSD Animal Health|
|Prescription Type||NFA-VPS (Animal details required)|
What is Panacur paste and who is it for?
PANACUR® 18.75% Worming Paste is a ready-to-use fenbendazole wormer for the treatment of dogs and cats infected with gastro?intestinal roundworms, tapeworms, and giardia protozoa, as well as Oslerus (Filaroides) osleri lungworm in dogs and Aelurostrongylus abstrusus lungworm in cats. It safe for use in weaned puppies and kittens and adult dogs and cats, including pregnant bitches and queens.
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 does Panacur paste do?
PANACUR® 18.75% Paste for Dogs and Cats is indicated for the treatment of domestic dogs and cats infected with immature and mature stages of nematodes of the gastro-intestinal and respiratory tracts.
- Adult dogs and cats: For the treatment of adult dogs and cats infected with gastro-intestinal nematodes and cestodes:
- Ascarid spp. (Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina)
- Ancylostoma spp.
- Trichuris spp.
- Uncinaria spp.
- Taenia spp.
- Puppies and kittens: For the treatment of weaned puppies and kittens infected with gastro-intestinal nematodes and puppies infected with protozoa (Giardia spp):
- Pregnant dogs: For the treatment of pregnant dogs to reduce prenatal infections with Toxocara canis and the transfer of T.canis and Ancylostoma caninum to their pups via the milk.
- Also for the treatment of dogs infected with lungworm Oslerus (Filaroides) osleri or protozoa Giardia spp. and cats infected with lungworm Aelurostrongyles abstrusus
Panacur also has an ovicidal effect on nematode eggs.
What is the active ingredient in Panacur and what does it do?
PANACUR® Wormer contains fenbendazole which acts by interfering in the energy metabolism of the nematode (worm).
PackagingPack of 10 syringes each containing 5g of paste.
What is in Panacur paste?
Propyl hydroxy benzoate……………………………..0.17%w/w
How do I use Panacur paste?
For oral administration only. Panacur Paste should be administered orally by squeezing the paste from the syringe onto the back of the tongue after feeding.
Assess bodyweight as accurately as possible prior to determining the correct dosage.
Adult Dogs & Cats:
For the routine treatment of adult dogs and cats orally administer 2 syringe graduations per 1 kg bodyweight as a single dose (= 100 mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight). Each 5 g syringe is sufficient to dose up to 9 kg bodyweight as a single dose.
Treatment should be repeated when natural re-infection with parasitic worms occurs. Routine treatment of adult animals with minimal exposure to infection is advisable 2 to 4 times per year. More frequent treatment, at 6 to 8 weekly intervals is advisable for dogs in kennels and cats in catteries or a breeders premises.
Practical dosage recommendations:
|Up to 1kg||2 syringe graduations|
|1.1 to 2 kg||4 syringe graduations|
|2.1 to 3 kg||6 syringe graduations|
|3.1 to 4 kg||8 syringe graduations|
|4.1 to 5 kg||10 syringe graduations|
|5.1 to 6 kg||12 syringe graduations|
|6.1 to 7 kg||14 syringe graduations|
|7.1 to 8 kg||16 syringe graduations|
|8.1 to 9 kg||18 syringe graduations|
Additional syringes are required for dogs and cats weighing over 9 kg. For dogs and cats weighing over 9 kg, two extra syringe graduations are required for each additional 1 kg bodyweight as a single dose.
For the treatment of clinical worm infestations in adult dogs and cats or Giardia spp. infections in dogs, administer 50mg fenbendazole per 1kg (2.2lb) (=1 syringe graduation per 1 kg bodyweight) daily for 3 consecutive days.
For the control of lungworm Oslerus (Filaroides) osleri in dogs administer 50mg fenbendazole per 1kg (2.2lb) (=1 syringe graduation per 1 kg bodyweight) daily for 7 consecutive days.
A repeat course of treatment may be required in some cases.
For the control of lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus in cats administer 50mg fenbendazole per 1kg (2.2lb) (=1 syringe graduation per 1 kg bodyweight) daily for 3 consecutive days.
Puppies & Kittens:
For treatment of puppies and kittens under 6 months of age administer 1 syringe graduation per 1 kg bodyweight daily for 3 consecutive days (= 50 mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily for 3 consecutive days). Each 5 g syringe is sufficient to dose up to 6 kg bodyweight for 3 consecutive days.
Puppies and kittens should be treated at 2 weeks of age, 5 weeks of age and again before leaving the breeder's premises. Treatment may also be required at 8 and 12 weeks of age. Thereafter, frequency of treatment can be reduced unless the pups remain in kennels or kittens remain in catteries /breeders premises where re-infestation occurs more readily.
Practical dosage recommendations:
|Up to 1kg||1 syringe graduation daily for three days|
|1.1 to 2 kg||2 syringe graduations daily for three days|
|2.1 to 3 kg||3 syringe graduations daily for three days|
|3.1 to 4 kg||4 syringe graduations daily for three days|
|4.1 to 5 kg||5 syringe graduations daily for three days|
|5.1 to 6 kg||6 syringe graduations daily for three days|
Additional syringes are required for puppies under 6 months, weighing over 6 kg. For puppies weighing over 6 kg, an extra syringe graduation is required daily for each additional 1 kg bodyweight.
Pregnant females may be safely treated with fenbendazole at therapeutic dosage levels. However, owing to the reduced dose rate for treatment of pregnant dogs (25 mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily) which can not accurately be attained when using the Panacur Paste 5 g syringe, it is recommended that alternative formulations of fenbendazole be used.
Pregnant cats can be safely treated with Panacur Paste but only require a single treatment at the routine adult dose rate. Orally administer 2 syringe graduations per 1 kg bodyweight as a single dose (= 100 mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight). Each 5 g syringe is sufficient to dose up to 9 kg bodyweight as a single dose.
Special precautions for use in animals
Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the other ingredients.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to animals
Direct contact with the skin should be kept to a minimum. Wear impermeable rubber gloves while administering the product
Wash hands after use.
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