Cestex is an anthelminthic (dewormer) used to treat tapeworm infections in dogs and cats. Cestex is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Cats (7+ weeks of age) Dogs (7+ weeks of age)
Cestex is an anthelminthic (dewormer). It paralyzes the tapeworm which causes it to lose its grip on your pet's intestinal wall. The tapeworm is then digested with no sign of the parasite seen in the stool after treatment.
In very rare instances, vomiting or diarrhea may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Cestex (Pfizer Animal Health)
Cestex is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Cestex is available as tablets. The usual dose for dogs is 2.55 mg/lb of pet's body weight given as a single dose. The usual dose for cats is 1.25 mg/lb of pet's body weight given as a single dose. Fasting is not required nor is it recommended.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medications to treat worms. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Cestex should be given as a single dose. Cestex can be given with or without food. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Cestex at room temperature. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
No side effects were observed during clinical field trials. In very rare instances, vomiting or diarrhea may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Cestex is given as a single dose one time.
An overdose of this medication is unlikely. Your pet may experience vomiting if an extremely high dose is given. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.
Do not give Cestex to kittens and puppies less than 7 weeks of age. Because humans can contract tapeworm from pets 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.
There are no known drug interactions.
Cestex can be given with or without food, and fasting is not necessary or recommended.
Store this product at room temperature.