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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. This item may also be purchased without a prescription and is sold as the complete bottle with 50 tablets.

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.

When purchased by the bottle, Drontal does not require a prescription from your veterinarian. Always consult your vet and follow their recommendations.

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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
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Brand
    Bayer
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Strength
    18.2 mg Praziquantel and 72.6 mg Pyrantel base as Pyrantel Pamoate
  • Health Condition
    Tapeworms, Roundworms, Hookworms
  • Drug Type
    Parasiticide
Ingredients
Ingredients

18.2 mg Praziquantel and 72.6 mg Pyrantel base as 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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kills tape worm + how to give a pill

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    Working in cat rescue years ago, this was my preferred wormer. For tapeworm, a second dose is needed in 2 weeks to kill any new hatched eggs! Be sure to read the label for correct dosing. My best luck for giving pills? Use a dropper to give cat a bit of water to moisten their throat. Have pill ready, coated with butter! After giving pill, give a bit more water via dropper and love / praise kitty for being sooooo good! :-) Give kitty a small amount of watered down soft food as a treat and to prevent stomach upset or vomiting. Good luck.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best de-wormer for cats

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    Much cheaper than picking up at the vet. Easy to order -- added it to shopping cart and Chewy contacted the vet for the prescription and shipped quickly. This gets rid of tapeworms and other common ones in one dose.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    A winner!!!

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    My cat family was not responding to the unusual “flea & worm medication “ I’ve used for several years. I contacted Chewys Vet office with my concerns and they suggested Drontal. It was a great choice and it Works.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Chewy is awesome

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    I put in the wrong animal. It was my mistake. And chewy staff worked with me and my vet to fix my mistake. Super helpful. Did the pills work?? I think so. But still. 5 stars.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Drontal - major side effects

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    Our kittens had severe side effects to this medicine 2 nights in a row and we had to stop it. The kittens had such serious eye reactions to the drug they must not have been able to even see well for hours and hours. They couldn’t recognize each other and would hiss and were scared of each other when they would walk into a room. A weird white membrane formed over 1/2 their eyes. Like a milky colored film. Their eyes also would roll back. They acted totally drugged out for hours. One of them vomited and foamed are the mouth hours after they had the pill administered. They were obviously nauseous and couldn’t eat or drink til the next day. But the scariest effect was the eye membrane and the psychotic Our kittens had severe side effects to this medicine 2 nights in a row and we had to stop it. The kittens had such serious eye reactions to the drug they must not have been able to even see well for hours and hours. They couldn’t recognize each other and would hiss and were scared of each other when they would walk into a room. A weird white membrane formed over 1/2 their eyes. Like a milky colored film. Their eyes also would roll back. They acted totally drugged out for hours. One of them vomited and foamed are the mouth hours after they had the pill administered. They were obviously nauseous and couldn’t eat or drink til the next day. But the scariest effect was the eye membrane and the psychotic episode of just staring into space, moving super slowly and drugged, not being able to really see. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally some relief for my cats!

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    I’m not crazy about having to either shove this down their poor throats or potentially waste a tablet crushing it over their food, but from what I’ve seen, it works! I’ve given it to two outdoor cats. One has been quite malnourished in appearance and I had to force half a tablet down her throat. Two days later, her coat is soft and shiny and her eyes are clear. She isn’t coughing or constantly sneezing now either! My other kitty took a whole tablet in a pill pocket. While she already had a soft coat and clear eyes, I can tell she has so much more energy and her tummy bloat has disappeared. So while I haven’t witnessed any worms exiting their behinds, I trust that it is helping. I plan on ordering I’m not crazy about having to either shove this down their poor throats or potentially waste a tablet crushing it over their food, but from what I’ve seen, it works! I’ve given it to two outdoor cats. One has been quite malnourished in appearance and I had to force half a tablet down her throat. Two days later, her coat is soft and shiny and her eyes are clear. She isn’t coughing or constantly sneezing now either! My other kitty took a whole tablet in a pill pocket. While she already had a soft coat and clear eyes, I can tell she has so much more energy and her tummy bloat has disappeared. So while I haven’t witnessed any worms exiting their behinds, I trust that it is helping. I plan on ordering this for all the feral and community cats we care for now! Just be forewarned that these pills have a bitter taste and your kitty may put up a fuss when administering, but they do work and you’ll be so glad you bought them! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Solved the problem

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    Brought in a feral cat from the cold. She couldn't stop eating. Gave her a Drontal and now she's eating normally. Thanks, Drontal. Thanks, Chewy.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    needs flavoring

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    crushed and mixed in food our cats always devour, however they ate a few bits, and would not finish their food, as the pills obviously taste bad. A waste of over $30., and my cats are not wormed!!! 1 star is for the product. Chewy gets 5 star for obtaining the RX from my vet and quick service.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    It works on worms!

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    The three star review that prefers liquid from vet: that liquid is Strongid, which is just pyrantel pamoate and works for roundworms. The advantage of Drontal is contains praziquantel (in addition to pyrantel pamoate) so kills tapeworms as well. The praziquantel is what tastes bitter and why need to give as a pill and not dissolve into a liquid or mix with food. Sometimes a Pill Pocket works. Do wish the pills were smaller. I usually split mine and put in empty gel caps then use a pill popper (pill gun) to get them down. I use multiple doses of Strongid to get rid of roundworms, and then a Drontal to get the tapeworms too. Make sure on flea prevention first as tapeworms come from swallowing fleas The three star review that prefers liquid from vet: that liquid is Strongid, which is just pyrantel pamoate and works for roundworms. The advantage of Drontal is contains praziquantel (in addition to pyrantel pamoate) so kills tapeworms as well. The praziquantel is what tastes bitter and why need to give as a pill and not dissolve into a liquid or mix with food. Sometimes a Pill Pocket works. Do wish the pills were smaller. I usually split mine and put in empty gel caps then use a pill popper (pill gun) to get them down. I use multiple doses of Strongid to get rid of roundworms, and then a Drontal to get the tapeworms too. Make sure on flea prevention first as tapeworms come from swallowing fleas so if still have fleas, will get more tapeworms and need another Drontal. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Tapeworms Medicine

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    Definitely worked for my rescue feral cat! Glad I have spares in case I need to use again.

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