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What is Droncit?

Droncit (praziquantel) is used to treat tapeworms in dogs and cats. Droncit requires a prescription, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Cats (over 6 weeks of age), Dogs (over 4 weeks of age)

Benefits:
  • 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.

Brand Name:

Droncit Canine Cestocide Tablets (Bayer), Droncit Feline Cestocide Tablets (Bayer), Tape Worm Tabs Canine (Tradewinds), Tape Worm Tabs Feline (Tradewinds)

Generic Name:

Praziquantel (pra-zee-kwan'-tell)

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.

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.

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 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.

How to Use
Directions:
  • 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.

Dosage:
Dogs/Puppies: (4 weeks of age or older)
Weight
Dosage
5 lbs and under
Give 1/2 tablet as a single dose
6-10 lbs
Give 1 tablet as a single dose
11-15 lbs
Give 1 1/2 tablets as a single dose
16-30 lbs
Give 2 tablets as a single dose
31-45 lbs
Give 3 tablets as a single dose
46-60 lbs
Give 4 tablets as a single dose
Over 60 lbs
Give 5 tablets maximum as a single dose
Cats:
4 lbs and under
Give 1/2 tablet
5-11 lbs
Give 1 tablet
Over 11 lbs
Give 1 1/2 tablet
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature. Protect from light and moisture.

Ingredients
Droncit 23 Feline Tablets:
Active Ingredient
Amount
Praziquantel
23 mg
Droncit 34 Canine Tablets:
Active Ingredient
Amount
Praziquantel
34 mg
Customer Reviews
Droncit is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard to Give to Cats We wasted money on this product because it was so difficult to get all our cats to swallow one pill. I crushed the pills and attempted to mix with water and they would spit out the liquid. I cut the pill and placed small pieces in pill pocket and they would spit out the pill pockets. I ground the pills and placed them into gelatin capsules and they would spit those out. I ordered enough for four cats and only one cat completely swallowed a whole pill. The pill does work if your cat will swallow all of it. After this disaster, I discovered another product that does the same thing that I can apply on the skin, like flea treatment.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product 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.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked great 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.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2011-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Works! Ralph sees better than I do and wants eats what he shouldn't - often before I can stop him - so he picks up tapeworms several times a year. The Droncit got rid of the worms and was gentle on his delicate digestive system. It's an excellent product. I can't comment on the taste , Ralph takes pills very easily ... they went down , along with the kibble!
Date published: 2011-07-01
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Q&A

Can I get without a prescription?

Asked by: Amy s
This medication requires a prescription from a Veterinarian.
Answered by: Trey W
Date published: 2017-03-02

What is the expiration date? I'd like to order an extra dose to keep on hand. One of our cats gets worms every few months 

Asked by: Annie
The expiration date depends on each bottle. You can contact customerservice@1800petmeds.com via email or call 1-800-Petmeds for more specific information on the stock we have.
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-02-21

I gave my dog a Droncit Rx for tapeworms (two tablets). He vomited two hours later. Do I need to order another round of Droncit or would this dose have been absorbed? There was undigested food in vomit, but I did not see a whole or partial tablet.

Asked by: Roger
If you did not see any part of the tablet and it has been several hours since the dose was given then most likely the medication has been absorbed and re-dosing would not be advised. Please call your 1800PetMeds pharmacist if you have any more questions.
Answered by: 1800Petmeds Pharmacist
Date published: 2017-01-26

How long should I wait for second does

Asked by: Laurie
A second dose of Droncit may be given approximately 2 to 3 weeks later.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-02-01

Where is this product made and shipped from?

Asked by: CLM63
This product is manufactured and shipped to us by Droncit. It is shipped out of our Pompano Beach Florida location.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-02-01

How long of a shelf life do the pills have?

Asked by: Anonymous
Please contact our pharmacy directly for this information.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-12-10

Is Droncit safe to give dogs already on Sentinel?

Sentinel is supposed to protect against heartworm as well roundworm, hookworm and whipworm. Is it safe to give praziquantel (Droncit) to a dog who takes sentinel monthly?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, Droncit is safe to give with Sentinel. There are no known drug interactions when these two medications are taken at the same time.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-10-22

what is the most sanitary/ public health conscious way to dispose of the tapewormy poo?

Asked by: Anonymous
The EPA and CDC recommend flushing as the best way to manage dog waste, and it is also recommended most by vets, this will prevent any other pets from coming in contact with the waste.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2013-10-22
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