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Drontal Tablets for Cats, 2-16 lbs, 1 tablet

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Description

Knock out parasites and help your pet feel better with Drontal tablets. Specially formulated for cats and kittens, Drontal is prescribed by veterinarians to help treat a variety of intestinal worms, including tapeworms, hookworms and large roundworms. These broad-spectrum tablets are scored for accurate dosing and can easily be crumbled and mixed into your cat's favorite food for easy administration.

Uses

Drontal is a deworming medication that is highly effective in removing tapeworms, hookworms, and large roundworms in cats and kittens.

Possible Side Effects

Salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, and loss of appetite may be observed. Other side effects are possible. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet is acting sick after receiving this medication.

Drug & Food Interactions

Drontal Tablets may be given directly by mouth or offered in a small amount of food. Do not withhold food from the cat prior to or after treatment.

Precautions

Animals who are allergic to the active ingredients in Drontal should not take it. This medication is not recommended if your kitten is less than 2 months of age or if she weighs less than 2 pounds. Certain intestinal parasites can be spread from animals to humans so it is important to consult with your veterinarian about measures you can take in order to prevent human infection and reinfection of your pet.

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  • Item Number
    146338
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Droncit, Drontal, Drontal Plus
  • Generic Name
    Praziquantel, Pyrantel Pamoate
  • For Use With
    Cats - 4 weeks or older
  • Dosage Measure
    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.
  • Brand
    Bayer
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Tapeworms, Roundworms, Hookworms
  • Drug Type
    Parasiticide
Ingredients
Ingredients

Praziquantel, Pyrantel Pamoate.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Tablets are given by mouth exactly according to your veterinarian's prescribed instructions. Tablets can be given orally or crumbled and mixed with a small amount of food. Consult with your veterinarian if you have questions regarding the proper use of Drontal for Cats.

Storage Instructions

Store at 68° - 77°F. Brief exposure to temperatures up to 77°F are allowed, but exposure should be minimized.

FAQ

What is Drontal for Cats?

These are tablets that are available by prescription. They are used to remove tapeworms, hookworms and large roundworms in cats and kittens.

What are the benefits of Drontal for Cats?

  • Broad-spectrum action that works to remove multiple species of intestinal worms.
  • Scored tablets allow for accurate dosing in cats and kittens of all sizes.
  • Can be given directly by mouth or in your pets food.

How is this medication given?

Give Drontal orally directly by mouth or crumbled and mixed with a small amount of food. Use only as directed by your veterinarian. If you give tablet(s) with food, monitor your cat closely to make sure he/she eats all of the food. Always call your veterinarian if you have difficulty giving this medication correctly.

How does this medication work?

Praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate are the active ingredients in Drontal. The active ingredients in this medication cause spasms, paralysis and eventual death of susceptible parasites. The parasite is either destroyed entirely or passed through your pets feces.

What results can I expect?

Tapeworms, hookworms and roundworms in the intestinal tract of cats and kittens should be eliminated but it may take several days of treatment to see optimal results. Drontal will kill the adult worms that are present but this medication will not prevent reinfection.

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    VERY effective for roundworm, but...

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    Drontal is probably the best medicine out there for roundworms. Clears it up when nothing else works. BUT... the pills I got are 3/8", even larger than an aspirin for humans. I nearly choked my cats trying to stick this in their mouths. I've used Drontal in the past and I recall the pills being much smaller. So then I tried crushing it, mixing with water, and using a syringe. Nope, they're bitter, and my cats salivated goopy yellow froth all over the floor. Tried mixing it with food, they wouldn't touch it. Out of desperation I called my vet and brought all 8 cats in. They have a Drontal prep that's a banana flavored liquid, and the cats took it without any problems. So having bought 16 pills Drontal is probably the best medicine out there for roundworms. Clears it up when nothing else works. BUT... the pills I got are 3/8", even larger than an aspirin for humans. I nearly choked my cats trying to stick this in their mouths. I've used Drontal in the past and I recall the pills being much smaller. So then I tried crushing it, mixing with water, and using a syringe. Nope, they're bitter, and my cats salivated goopy yellow froth all over the floor. Tried mixing it with food, they wouldn't touch it. Out of desperation I called my vet and brought all 8 cats in. They have a Drontal prep that's a banana flavored liquid, and the cats took it without any problems. So having bought 16 pills at $5 a pill (why so expensive??), it was a complete waste. If it weren't so effective at getting rid of roundworms, I would have given this 1 star. … more

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