|Tape Worm Tabs are for cats and are an over-the-counter treatment for tapeworms (no prescription required). Tape Worm Tabs remove both types of tapeworms and are 100% safe and effective.|
|For: Cats (over 6 weeks of age)
How it works:
Droncit Feline Tablets (Bayer), Tape Worm Tabs Feline (Tradewinds)
What is this medication used for:
Praziquantel is an anthelminthic (dewormer) used to treat tapeworm (cestode) infestation.
Praziquantel is available as prescription tablets and injectable (Droncit) and non-prescription tablets (Tape Worm Tabs).
How this medicine should be used:
Praziquantel is FDA approved for use in cats. The usual dose of praziquantel, given as a one time dose, for cats and kittens over 6 weeks old is under 4 lbs give 1/2 tablet, 5-11 lbs give 1 tablet, over 11 lbs give 1 1/2 tablets. The tablets may be crumbled and mixed with food. Fasting is neither necessary nor recommended. It may be necessary to repeat the dose 2 or 3 weeks later.
What are the side effects:
Side effects are rare but may include vomiting, loss of appetite, drowsiness or diarrhea in dogs and increased salivation and diarrhea in cats.
What special precautions are there:
Praziquantel should not be used in animals allergic to it. Because humans can contract tapeworm from animals, 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.
In the event of overdose:
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. While rare, symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea and salivation.
How should I store this medication:
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.