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Drontal Cat Worming Tablet

Drontal Cat Worming Tablet

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  • Cat Worming tablet contains 20mg praziquantel and 230mg pyrantel embonate
  • Highly effective in eliminating all known types of intestinal worms found in UK cats
  • Safe to give on an empty stomach
  • Dose every 1 to 4 months for effective deworming treatment
  • Can be given directly to your cat or mixed in his/her food

Description

There are about 8 different types of intestinal worm that can infect cats in the UK, and it is not always easy to spot the symptoms.

Drontal Cat Tablets will kill every type of intestinal worm your cat is ever likely to get, and will do so with a single dose, and without having to starve your cat first.

To avoid worms reaching maturity and affecting your pet's health, and to reduce public health risks, you should worm your pet regularly. Worming at least every three months with Drontal will reduce this risk, but ask your vet who will be able to evaluate your pet's health and your family's requirements and advise you on a specific worming routine for your pet.

Don't forget the flea control! Fleas are often infected with the larvae of the Flea Tapeworm, which can be transferred to your cat by swallowing the flea while grooming. So in order to control worms, you also need to control fleas. A spot-on treatment is the easiest way to protect your cat but you may also need one that kills flea larvae in your pet's surroundings, to effectively break the flea lifecycle.

 

Price is per tablet

Details

Brand Drontal
Pet Size Extra Large

FAQ's

How can I tell if my pet has worms?

Worms are difficult to detect at an early stage and in most cases you won’t even know your pet has them as the worms stay hidden inside the gut. Mature tapeworms start shedding egg-filled segments, which irritate the anus as they wriggle out. These often resemble small grains of rice and in dogs often cause them to drag their bottom along the ground. Symptoms may include stomach problems, loss of appetite and in puppies and kittens a pot belly.

Why is it necessary to treat my pet for worms?

Not only does treating your pet help promote good health and reduce environmental contamination, it also helps combat worm-related diseases. Worms can also be passed on to humans, especially younger children. Bayer has a wide range of products that treat pets to help them stay worm-free.

At what age should I start worming my pet?

It’s quite common for puppies to be born with worm larvae present in their gut as often they are exposed to them while still in their mother’s womb. It’s therefore recommending that worming starts when they’re two weeks old, and to continue worming once a fortnight until they are 12 weeks old. From 12 weeks onward, they should be wormed at least once every three months.

Kittens meanwhile aren’t born with worm larvae in the gut, but they often become infected when they suckle their mother’s milk. Because of this it’s usually best to start treating them for roundworms when they’re six weeks old. Continue treating every three weeks until they are 4 months old. After this, they should be treated at least every 3 months or monthly if they are frequent hunters.

How often should I worm my pet?

Adult dogs and cats should be treated for worms at least once every 3 months. Puppies and kittens, cats that hunt, pets that have access to uncooked meat and pets experiencing repeated flea infestations may need treating monthly.

What types of worm does Drontal kill?

Drontal is clinically proven to kill roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm in cats and dogs

Are there any side effects to using Drontal?

In general Drontal is very well tolerated in cats and dogs. There is a small chance they may cause vomiting or diarrhoea but this is unusual. Always speak to your vet immediately if you notice any side effects.

Do I give Drontal with or without food?

Drontal can be administered with or without food and you should always read the instructions provided.

Can humans catch worms from pets?

Yes, worms transferred from pets to humans are said to have ‘zoonotic potential’. Dog and cat roundworms can both infect humans. Human infection occurs when a person swallows eggs picked up from contaminated pets or soil and children are at the greatest risk.

How do I administer Drontal?

Drontal tablets can be given whole or hidden in food and Drontal oral suspension is available for puppies.

How do I prevent worm infection?

The only way to effectively control worm infections is by routine treatment.

My cat often catches mice. Does this make worm infection more likely?

Yes. We recommend that adult cats and dogs are treated at least every 3 months, but if your cat is a regular hunter, they may need treating monthly.

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Highlands & Islands

Deliveries to the following locations and postcodes on orders over 2Kg incur a £4.99 courier charge. (there is no extra charge for UK mainland orders over 2Kg)

Premium tracked (1 day) delivery is not available

Channel Islands - GY, JE
Isle of Man – IM
Isles of Scilly – TR
Isle of Wight – PO
Northern Ireland - BT
Northern Scotland - AB, FK, IV, KW, PA, PH
Scottish Offshore Islands - HS, IV, KA, KW, PA, PH, ZE

 

Europe

Unfortunately, we cannot currently deliver outside of the British Isles

SPC

Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablets
Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets
 
Species:Cats
Therapeutic indication:Pharmaceuticals: Endoparasiticides: Anthelmintics for cats, Tapeworm products
Active ingredient:Praziquantel, Pyrantel Embonate
Product:Drontal® Cat Film-coated Tablets
Drontal® Cat XL Film-coated Tablets
Product index:Drontal Cat Tablets
Incorporating:Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablets
Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets
 
Presentation
Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablets are white to yellowish, scored, coated tablets that can be divided into equal halves. Each tablet contains 230 mg pyrantel embonate and 20 mg praziquantel with 1.8 mg Titanium Dioxide (E171).
Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets are unscored coated white to yellowish, ellipsoid, biconvex tablets, each containing 345 mg pyrantel embonate and 30 mg praziquantel with 2.6 mg Titanium Dioxide (E171).
 
Uses
For the treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms of cats: Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina, Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis (see ‘Further information’).
 
Dosage and administration
Dosage:
The recommended dose rates are 57.5 mg/kg pyrantel embonate and 5 mg/kg praziquantel. This is equivalent to one Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablet per 4 kg body weight and 1 Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablet per 6 kg body weight.
See dosage chart below for examples:
Weight of Cat
No of Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablets
 
No of Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets
2 kg
½
   
4 kg
1
   
6 kg
or
1
8 kg
2
   
10 kg
1
plus
1
 
Administration and Duration of Treatment
For single oral administration. The tablets should be given directly to the animal, but if necessary can be disguised in food.
 
Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
Not to be used during pregnancy but may be used during lactation.
 
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Not intended for use in kittens less than 6 weeks of age.
Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds.
Until sufficient studies have been performed with this combination, do not use during pregnancy.
Mild and transient digestive tract disorders such as hypersalivation and/or vomiting and mild and transient neurological disorders such as ataxia may occur in extremely rare cases.
 
User Safety
In the interests of good hygiene, persons administering the tablets directly to a cat, or by adding them to the cat’s food, should wash their hands afterwards.
For animal treatment only. Keep out of the reach of children.
 
Environmental Safety
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
 
Pharmaceutical precautions
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not remove tablets from strip packing until required for use.
Any part-used tablets should be discarded.
Drontal Cat Film-coated Tablets: Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 5 years.
Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets: Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 4 years.
 
Legal category
Legal category:NFA-VPS
 
Packaging quantities
Drontal® Cat Film-coated Tablets:
Cardboard cartons with polyethylene-coated aluminium foil blisters containing 2, 24 or 96 tablets in strips of 2 or 8 tablets.
Drontal® Cat XL Film-coated Tablets :
Cardboard cartons with polyethylene-coated aluminium foil blisters containing 2, 8, or 48 tablets in strips of 2 or 8 tablets.
 
Further information
An anthelmintic active against gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms. ATC VetCode: QP52 AA51. Pharmacotherapeutic Group: Anthelmintics, Praziquantel combinations. The product contains two active ingredients, pyrantel embonate (pamoate) a tetrahydropyrimidine derivative and praziquantel a partially hydrogenated pyrazino-isoquinoline derivative, used widely as an anthelmintic for both human and veterinary use.
Pyrantel acts as a cholinergic agonist. Its mode of action is to stimulate nicotinic cholinergic receptors of the parasite, induce spastic paralysis and thereby allow expulsion from the gastrointestinal (GI) system by peristalsis.
Praziquantel is very rapidly absorbed and distributed throughout the parasite. Both in vivo and in vitro studies have shown that praziquantel causes severe damage to the parasite integument, resulting in contraction and paralysis. There is an almost instantaneous tetanic contraction of the parasite musculature and a rapid vacuolisation of the syncytial tegument. This rapid contraction has been explained by changes in divalent cation fluxes, especially calcium.
In this fixed combination product, the pyrantel is active against the following ascarids: Toxocara cati, and Toxascaris leonina; the praziquantel is effective against tapeworms, in particular Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis.
The product has been shown to be efficacious in the control of hookworms Ancylostoma tubaeforme and A. braziliense and the tapeworm Joyeuxiella pasqualei, none of which occur naturally in cats in the UK but may occasionally be found in imported animals. Praziquantel is effective against Echinococcus multilocularisE. multilocularis does not occur in the UK but is becoming more common in some European countries. As a precautionary measure to prevent establishment of E. multilocularis in the UK, it is recommended that all dogs and cats entering the country be treated with praziquantel.
Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one common type of tapeworm - Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm infection is certain to re-occur unless control of intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice etc. is undertaken.
 
Marketing Authorisation Number
Drontal® Cat Film-coated Tablets
Vm 00010/4094
Drontal® Cat XL Film-coated Tablets
Vm 00010/4135
 
GTIN
GTIN description:Drontal Cat Film-Coated Tablets (2 Tablets)
GTIN:04007221033264
GTIN description:Drontal Cat Film-Coated Tablets (24 Tablets)
GTIN:04007221033387
GTIN description:Drontal Cat Film-Coated Tablets (96 Tablets)
GTIN:04007221033363
GTIN description:Drontal Cat XL Film-Coated Tablets (2 Tablets)
GTIN:04007221033301
GTIN description:Drontal Cat XL Film-Coated Tablets (8 Tablets)
GTIN:04007221033325
GTIN description:Drontal Cat XL Film-Coated Tablets (48 Tablets)
GTIN:04007221033349

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