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Presentation A round, white, scored tablet containing 50 mg praziquantel. Uses For the treatment of adult tapeworms in dogs and cats. The tablets are effective against both immature and mature forms of adult tapeworms in both dogs and cats. The product is a highly effective treatment against all the common species of tapeworms infecting dogs and cats in the United Kingdom and Ireland including Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia multiceps, Taenia hydatigena, Taenia ovis, Taenia pisiformis, Taenia taeniaeformis and Dipylidium caninum. Droncit is also effective against Echinococcus multilocularis.(see note under further information).
Dosage and administration The recommended dose rate is 5 mg/kg (1 tablet per 10 kg bodyweight). 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 six 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. Use during pregnancy and lactation The product may be administered to pregnant females. It is safe to the female herself, to the unborn foetus and to the newborn young.