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What is Cestex?

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.

For:

Cats (7+ weeks of age) Dogs (7+ weeks of age)

Benefits:

  • Successfully removes tapeworms in cats and dogs
  • Given as a single one-time dose
  • Side effects are rare, and there are no known drug interactions
  • Sold per tablet

How does Cestex work?

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.

Cautions:

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.

Brand Name:

Cestex (Pfizer Animal Health)

Generic Name:

Epsiprantel (ep-see-pran'-tell)

What is the most important thing I should know about Cestex?

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.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Cestex to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medications to treat worms. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should Cestex be given?

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.

What are the potential side effects of Cestex?

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.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Cestex?

Cestex is given as a single dose one time.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Cestex?

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.

What should I avoid while giving Cestex to my pet?

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.

What other drugs will affect Cestex?

There are no known drug interactions.

How to Use

Cestex Directions:

  • Cestex is an oral dewormer (anthelmintic) medication available by prescription used to treat tapeworm infections in dogs and cats.
  • Because humans can contract tapeworm from pets it is important to clean up after your pet and to wash your hands thoroughly. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed your pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish.
Tip:

Cestex can be given with or without food, and fasting is not necessary or recommended.

Cestex Dosage:

Cestex Dosage for Cats (7+ weeks of age)
Weight Dosage
Up to 10 lbs Give 12.5 mg as a single dose
11-20 lbs Give 25 mg as a single dose
Cestex Dosage for Dogs (7+ weeks of age)
Weight Dosage
Up to 5 lbs Give 12.5 mg as a single dose
6-10 lbs Give 25 mg as a single dose
11-20 lbs Give 50 mg as a single dose
21-40 lbs Give 100 mg as a single dose
41-50 lbs Give 125 mg as a single dose
51-60 lbs Give 150 mg as a single dose
61-80 lbs Give 200 mg as a single dose
81-90 lbs Give 225 mg as a single dose
91-100 lbs Give 250 mg as a single dose
Over 100 lbs Give 2.5 mg/lb of pet's body weight rounding up to the next whole tablet combination
Cestex Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

Ingredients

Cestex Ingredients:

Cestex
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Epsiprantel 12.5 mg
Other Ingredients: Film coating, lactose
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