For: Cats (over 6 weeks of age) Dogs (over 4 weeks of age)
Single-dose formula makes for easy oral administration
Tablets can be crumbled and mixed with food
How it works: Praziquantel is a cestocide. Praziquantel works by damaging the parasite's skin internally so the parasite disintegrates and is removed by the pet's immune system.
Cautions: Side effects, while rare, may include vomiting, loss of appetite, drowsiness, or diarrhea in dogs and increased salivation in cats. Since humans can contract tapeworm from animals, it’s important to maintain good personal hygiene. It’s also important to eliminate fleas on your pet.
What is the most important information I should know about Droncit: Droncit Canine is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs as 34mg tablets. Droncit Feline is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in cats as 23mg tablets. The usual dose of Droncit Canine for dogs and puppies at least 4 weeks old is up to 5 lbs give 1/2 tablet, 6-10 lbs give 1 tablet, 11-15 lbs give 1 and ½ tablets, 16-30 lbs give 2 tablets, 31-45 lbs give 3 tablets, 46-60 lbs give 4 tablets, and over 60 lbs give 5 tablets maximum. The usual dose of Droncit Feline for cats and kittens at least 6 weeks old is up to 4 lbs give 1/4 tablet, 5-11 lbs give 1 tablet, over 11 lbs give 1 and 1/2 tablets. For dogs and cats, the tablets are given as a single dose. The tablets may be crumbled and mixed with food.
What is Droncit: Droncit is an anthelminthic (dewormer) used to treat tapeworm (cestode) infestations.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Droncit to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to the medication. Tapeworm is a zoonotic infection meaning humans can contract tapeworm from animals. Discuss the importance of maintaining good personal hygiene.
How should this medication be given: Give Droncit exactly as directed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Droncit is given as a single dose. The tablets can be crumbled and added to food. Store Droncit at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
What happens if I miss giving a dose: Droncit tablets are given as a single dose.
What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. While rare, symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, loss of appetite, drowsiness, or diarrhea in dogs and increased salivation and diarrhea in cats.
What should I avoid while giving Droncit to my pet: Because humans can contract tapeworm from animals, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.
What are the possible side effects of Droncit: Side effects of Droncit are rare but may include vomiting, loss of appetite, drowsiness, or diarrhea in dogs and increased salivation and diarrhea in cats. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
What other drugs will affect Droncit: Do not give Droncit to your pet if already giving an alternate tapeworm medication unless directed to by your veterinarian.
Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Droncit written for health professionals that you may read.
Droncit is a prescription (Rx) product.
Droncit may be crumbled and mixed with food, or given by mouth.
Fasting is neither necessary nor recommended while treating the pet.
A second treatment may be necessary.
Tip: Because humans can contract tapeworms from animals, it is important to
clean up after your pet and to wash your hands thoroughly.
Dogs/Puppies: (4 weeks of age or older)
5 lbs and under
Give 1/2 tablet as a single dose
Give 1 tablet as a single dose
Give 1 1/2 tablets as a single dose
Give 2 tablets as a single dose
Give 3 tablets as a single dose
Give 4 tablets as a single dose
Over 60 lbs
Give 5 tablets maximum as a single dose
4 lbs and under
Give 1/2 tablet
Give 1 tablet
Over 11 lbs
Give 1 1/2 tablet
Storage: Should be stored at room temperature. Protect from light and moisture.
Droncit 23 Feline Tablets:
Droncit 34 Canine Tablets:
Droncit is fast-acting and totally effective at eliminating tapeworms. I gave my cat Tanza 1/2 tablet- (crushed into a fine powder and mixed with her favorite "gravy" treat), and after 3 days, the tapeworms had been expelled, and all her symptoms are gone.-- Dosage instructions were to give her the remaining 1/2 pill in 10 days if the problem persisted--- but, as the first dose succeeded, I can save it for another time if necessary.
After one pill (not hard to administer - put it in the back of the mouth, hold jaws shut for a minute and it's gone), my pure-black cat has not emitted a single segment. Is about 33% of the cost of a similar pill prescribed.
waste of money
It is said that this can be crushed and mixed with food. I crushed it and mixed with my 3 cat's wet food. One cat ate it and the other 2 wouldn't touch it.
Didnt work for my 6 pound Yorkie
This is the first time my yorkie had tapeworms. I called the vet. and told her what I saw in my dogs stool and she subcribed this drug which was 17 dollars a one dose pill. My 6 pound yorkie never stop pooping out them little seseme seeds after 6 days. I called back and told the vet I'm still seeing them and after a stool test yes !! Tapeworms!! Didnt work for us!
Does not work as good as a shot.
Still has worms after several doses. Went to my Vet. He gave him a shot two weeks apart. That really worked!!! I have seen no more tapes going on 3 months now.
That little piece of what looks like rice, is a tapeworm segment. Just had my one cat at the vet for this today. If you are seeing that you need to take your kitty to the vet! Mine lost about 3 pounds in a week due to the worms.
She doesn't have fleas, she's kept on Heartworm meds all year. I don't feed her raw meat, nor does she eat rodents. Can she get it from another dog who does have fleas? Or had a flea infestation at that house?
If you mean how did your dog get tapeworms, a dog must bite or swallow an infected flea or louce. Fleas and lice are the most common intermediate host for tapeworms. It is less common, but still possible for a dog to become infected by ingesting infected rodent, rabbit, sheep, or fish. Your dog could be exposed from the fleas on another dog. After treating your pet, make sure there is no exposure to any fleas to keep your pet safe.
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