Profender is the first-ever, topical dewormer used to treat and control intestinal parasites in cats, such as hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms. Not only is Profender easy to use, safe and effective, it also works in a single-dose capacity so there is no need for that pesky second dose! Profender requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Cats (8 weeks of age or older)
Profender works by using the time-tested active ingredient praziquantel and a unique compound called emodepside to eradicate intestinal parasites. Once Profender encounters your cat's skin, it rapidly enters the bloodstream and travels to the intestines, controlling and eliminating unwanted parasites.
Not for use on kittens under 8 weeks old or those under 2.2 lbs. and safe use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating pets has not been determined. Use with caution in sick or debilitated cats. Keep out of reach of children, and to prevent accidental ingestion of the product, children should not come in contact with the application site for 24 hours while the product is being absorbed. Pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should avoid direct contact with, or wear disposable gloves when applying this product.
emodepside + praziquantel
Profender is a prescription-required topical solution that is FDA-approved for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infections in cats 8 weeks of age and older and weighing at least 2.2 lbs. Profender is packaged in single unit dosing applicator tubes and is available as 0.35 ml tubes containing emodepside 7.5 mg and praziquantel 30 mg for use on cats 2.2-5.5 lbs, 0.70 ml tubes containing emodepside 15 mg and praziquantel 60.1 mg for use on cats 5.6-11 lbs, and 1.12 ml tubes containing emodepside 24 mg and praziquantel 96.1 mg for use on cats 11.1-17.6 lbs. For cats over 17.6 lbs, the appropriate combination of tubes should be used.
Profender contains a combination of insecticides (emodepside and praziquantel) and is used for the treatment and control of hookworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infections in cats.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is breeding, pregnant or lactating since safe use of this product has not been determined in such pets. Do not use in animals allergic to Profender or to either of the individual ingredients emodepside or praziquantel (Droncit, Tape Worm Tabs).
Profender is applied topically to the skin. It is not given by mouth. Do not apply to broken skin or if the hair coat is wet. Follow the manufacturer's directions for application. A single treatment is effective and a second treatment should not be necessary. If re-infection occurs, the product can be re-applied after 30 days. If you do not understand the directions, or if you have difficulty applying the medication, contact your pharmacist or veterinarian. Store Profender at or below 77° F.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include increased salivation, tremors, or drowsiness.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these instructions ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to explain them to you. Do not use in cats under 8 weeks of age or less than 2.2 lbs. Do not use on cats that are sick, debilitated, or underweight. Do not allow any animal to lick the application site for 24 hours. Separation of treated animals may be necessary. Children should not come in contact with the application site for 24 hours after application. Pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant, should avoid direct contact with, or wear disposable gloves when applying, this product. Studies performed in rats and rabbits suggest that emodepside may interfere with fetal development in those species. In humans, Profender can cause skin or eye irritation and may be harmful if swallowed. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling. In case of accidental ingestion or if skin or eye irritation occurs, call a poison control center or physician for treatment advice.
Side effects that may occur include licking/excessive grooming, scratching at treatment site, salivation, lethargy, alopecia (loss of hair), agitation/nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea, eye irritation, respiratory irritation, and shaking/tremors. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist regarding any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, and other flea and tick products your pet is using.
Your pharmacist has additional information about Profender for Cats written by health professionals that you may read.
Do not allow any animal to lick the application site for one hour after application, and make sure not to get the product in your cat's mouth or eyes. In houses with multiple pets, separation of treated animals may be necessary.
Store at room temperature 15- 30C (59- 86F).