Cestex

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Cestex

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Treats Tapeworm Effectively! I got these prescribed by my cat's vet after discovering a bad tapeworm infection during her comprehensive exam. I was given two doses-- one to give to her the next day with food, and one to give two weeks from that day with food. All I had to do was put it in some canned tuna and she ate it all with no problem. After the first dose, I didn't see any tapeworm segments around her backside or in her stool, and there were no more "sesame seeds," or tapeworm eggs, on the blanket she sleeps on. I don't think the second dose was even necessary, but my vet requested I give it to her as a preventive measure. She is also using Revolution for flea and heartworm prevention and has been doing very well. Glad I could treat this problem!
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 2 cats several doses I have tried no other worm pill but Cestex for tapeworms for 2 cats and have tried it several times. It initially works but then the worms come back. I know that these kind of worms (flea larvae) are caused by cats picking fleas off and digesting them. I do give my cats their monthly flea medicine. One takes Advantage Multi Pro and the other we changed to Revolution due to her stomach issues with Advantage. However, both of them have worms again. It's an endless fight.
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKS! The last time I got this pill from the vet and it was very expensive. I was pleased to find it here on pet meds! The tape worm is gone and Hazel is great! Thank you 1800 pet meds!
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cestex better than Drontil I love Cestex because it is so tiny. I can easily hide it in a Pill Pocket or a chunk of fresh chicken and my cat will eat it as if it is a treat and not even know it is in there. I've had good luck with it working the first time on my cats. One pill is all I need. And from what I've read it is a relatively safe drug. Drontil is about the size of an adult round aspirin and the thought of some vet cramming that down my pet's throat just makes me ill. I do not understand why people do this to their animals when they could easily give them something tiny and hide it in their food. As long as the animal will take it this way, it is a much, much better option than Drontil for me.
Date published: 2011-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work at all I gave this to both my cats and it did not work at all they still have worms after two doses...Very disappointed.
Date published: 2011-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cestex Meds I took my 9 week old puppy to the animal clinic yesterday for puppy shots and possible tapeworm. We brought our sample of stool and they told me thats what she had, in my opinion it worked well I have not seen any traces of the tape worms and her stool has been a little loose and as far as her taste for it the vet assistant put it into her mouth and held it closed for a few seconds and rubbed her throat and she swallowed it. But they sent me home with a second pill to give her in two to three weeks and the mg was 50..
Date published: 2009-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gone within 24 hours We were given Cestex by our vet, and within 24 hours the tapeworms that my dog had were completely gone. It did give him a little bit of diaheria but only in place of his normal nightly poo. The next morning everything was fine, and no more worms! Our vet gave us just one 50mg tablet (it is gray coloured, and not orange). He is only a small dog- 15lbs- and so I would say a lot more than the 12.5mg tablet would be needed for a bigger dog.
Date published: 2008-10-03
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Questions

Can tablet be crushed and put on food

Asked by: Vicki
Yes! Cestex can be given with or without food, and fasting is not necessary or recommended.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2020-03-09

My dog has had tapeworms since we adopted him in February. We have tried everything- including cestex. Nothing is getting rid of them. He’s eating, gaining weight and acting normal. My vet is at a loss. On flea prevention also- has had no fleas. Help!

Asked by: DebS
Tapeworms can be usually be prevented with flea control and routine deworming. Praziquantal is the drug most commonly used to treat tapeworms. It is available in tablet or injectible form. Consult your veterinarian for more information.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2019-06-04

What should I do if my cat accidentally got 2 pills? I gave it to two of my cats but I think that one of them spit it out and the other one got it as I was feeding it to them in canned food.

Asked by: Jackie27
Thank you for your question. Your pet may experience vomiting if an extremely high dose is given. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. We recommend when dosing feedingyour pets seperately and keeping a close eye on them.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-03-05

If you cat has worms and you give them the medication. How long does this work for because if you treated for the worms and they eat another mouse that has worms will they come back again or does the medication work for awhile?

Asked by: summie54
Thank you for your question. This is a single one-time dose. It would get rid of tapeworms , however it does not prevent tapeworms. It is possible for your pet to get re-infected. 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.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-01-01

Can this treat/get rid of Hookworm and Whipworm?

Asked by: raerae91
Thank you for your question. Cestex is an anthelminthic (dewormer) used to treat tapeworm infections in dogs and cats. We do offer a variety of dewormers that would treat or get rid of Hookworms and Whipworms in cats and/ or dogs. For cats we offer Drontal a non-prescription dewormer which treats tapeworms, hookworms and roundworms. For dogs we offer Dog Worms 3 also a non- prescription dewormer which safely control and treat the three most common worms in dogs: roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-02-26

Do I need a prescriptio?

Asked by: Phil
Thank you for your question. Cestex is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-08-21

the bottle in the picture say 100 tablets. Is this correct for the posted sale price of $6.83 ? Or is this posted price per tablet ????

Asked by: Shannon
Thank you for your question. The bottle shown is for visual purposes only. Cestex is sold per tablet and each tablet is 12.5mg. Currently the medication is on sale for $6.83 per tablet.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-08-15

I have been very sick over a month losf alot of wait krelin diherea very sick started clorox,everything is there a way I may have it.? What treatment foyr me

Asked by: Footie
Consult your physician if you think you might be infected with worms.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-11-11
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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) and 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.

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

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

Cestex Ingredients:

Cestex 12.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Epsiprantel 12.5 mg
Cestex 50 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Epsiprantel 50 mg

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) and 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.

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

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

Cestex Ingredients:

Cestex 12.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Epsiprantel 12.5 mg
Cestex 50 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Epsiprantel 50 mg