For the control of the following
gastrointestinal tapeworms and roundworms in dogs and puppies.
Special warnings for each
As a precautionary measure to
prevent the establishment of Echinococcus multilocularis it is recommended that
all dogs and cats entering the country be treated with praziquantel.
Fleas serve as intermediate
hosts for one common type of tapeworm – Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm
infestation is certain to reoccur unless control of intermediate hosts such as
fleas, mice etc is undertaken.
- Drontal Plus Flavour - For dogs weighing up to 10kg;
- Drontal Plus Flavour XL - For dogs weighing more than 10 kg.
ADVERSE REACTIONS (FREQUENCY AND SERIOUSNESS)
In very rare cases slight and
transient digestive tract disorders such as vomiting and/or diarrhoea may
occur. In individual cases these signs can be accompanied by nonspecific signs
such as lethargy, anorexia or hyperactivity.
USE DURING PREGNANCY, LACTATION OR LAY
Consult a veterinary surgeon
before treating pregnant animals for roundworms.
The product may be used during
AMOUNT(S) TO BE ADMINISTRERED AND ADMINISTRATION ROUTE
The recommended dose rates
Drontal Plus:15 mg/kg
bodyweight febantel, 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel and 5 mg/kg praziquantel. This
is equivalent to 1 tablet per 10 kg (22 lbs) bodyweight.
Puppies and Small
kg bodyweight = ½ tablet
>5-10 kg bodyweight =
>10-15 kg bodyweight =
1 ½ tablets
>15-20 kg bodyweight =
>20-25 kg bodyweight =
2 ½ tablets
>25-30 kg bodyweight =
Drontal Plus XL: 15 mg/kg
bodyweight febantel, 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel and 5 mg/kg praziquantel. This is
equivalent to 1 tablet per 35 kg bodyweight as follows:
Body weight (kg) Tablet
>17.5 - 35 kg = 1
>35 - 52.5 kg = 1
>52.5 - 70 kg = 2
For oral administration, the
tablets can be given to the dog or disguised in food. No starvation is
needed before, or after, treatment.
Puppies should be treated at 2
weeks of age and every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age. Thereafter they
should be treated at 3 month intervals. It is advisable to treat the
bitch at the same time as the puppies. Not for use in dogs weighing less
than 3 kg.
For the control of Toxocara,
nursing bitches should be dosed 2 weeks after giving birth and every two weeks
For routine worm control adult
dogs should be treated every 3 months.
For routine treatment a single
dose is recommended.
In the event of heavy
roundworm infestation a repeat dose should be given after 14 days.