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Drontal® Plus (praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate, febantel) Tablets for Dogs pill bottles in 3 sizes.

Drontal® Plus (praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate, febantel) Tablets for Dogs

Indication

Indication:

Broad-spectrum dewormer for dogs

Spectrum

Spectrum:

Hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms

Formulation

Formulation:

Tablets

Active ingredient

Active Ingredients:

Praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate and febantel

Description

Drontal® Plus (praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate, febantel) Dewormer is the number one best-selling dewormer for dogs.It’s a broad-spectrum tablet that treats tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm and whipworm infections in dogs, and it can safely be used in puppies at least 3 weeks of age to get an early start on deworming protocols. 

Tablets are scored for easy and convenient dosing with three active ingredients that work together to effectively remove worms. Drontal® Plus is also available in beef-flavored, bone-shaped chewables for increased compliance.

The broad-spectrum activity of Drontal® Plus treats more species of intestinal worms infecting dogs than any other deworming product on the market including tapeworm infections caused by: 

  • Dipylidium caninum
  • Taenia pisiformis
  • Echinococcus granulosus 
  • Echinococcus multilocularis

Drontal® Plus also treats:

  • Roundworm infections caused by Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina
  • Hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala
  • Whipworm infections caused by Trichuris vulpis 

CAUTION: Federal law (U.S.A.) restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

DOSAGE: Not for use in puppies less than 3 weeks of age or weighing less than 2 lbs.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: The effects of Drontal® Plus on pregnant animals have not been determined.
 

Concerns

  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms

FAQs

What are the active ingredients in Drontal® Plus Tablets?

Each Drontal® Plus Tablet for Puppies and Small Dogs contains 22.7 mg praziquantel, 22.7 mg pyrantel base as pyrantel pamoate, and 113.4 mg febantel. 

Each Drontal® Plus Tablet for Medium Sized Dogs contains 68.0 mg praziquantel, 68.0 mg pyrantel base as pyrantel pamoate, and 340.2 mg febantel. 

Each Drontal® Plus Tablet for Large Dogs contains 136.0 mg praziquantel, 136.0 mg pyrantel base as pyrantel pamoate, and 680.4 mg febantel. 

What are the dosing and frequency guidelines for Drontal® Plus Tablets?

Drontal® Plus Tablets are available in three sizes:
For Puppies and Small Dogs (2-25 lbs.): 50 tablets per box (08713130)
For Medium-Sized Dogs (26-60 lbs.): 50 tablets per box (08713149)
For Large Dogs (45 lbs. and greater): 30 tablets per box (08724639)
Drontal® Plus Tablets have been developed for oral administration. Tablets may be given directly by mouth or offered in a small amount of food. Fasting is neither necessary nor recommended prior to or after treatment. 

For animals living where re-infections are likely to occur, clients should be advised to take steps to optimize prevention (such as flea control and removing rodents); otherwise, re-treatment may be necessary. 

Charts & Tables

Why should I prescribe Drontal® Plus Tablets over other brands?

See how Drontal® Plus compares to Panacur® C and Virbantel®:

    2

 

1 2
Age    3 weeks and older 6 weeks and older 12 weeks and older
Weight   2-120 lbs No weight restrictions 6 lbs and up
Dosing   By weight, single dose By weight, daily dose with food 3 days in a row By weight, single dose
         
TAPEWORMS Echinococcus granulosus

X

X

  Echinococcus multilocularis

X

X

  Taenia pisiformis

  Dipylidium caninum

X

         
ROUNDWORMS Toxocara canis

  Toxascaris leonina

         
HOOKWORMS Ancylostoma caninum

  Ancylostoma braziliense

X

X

  Uncinaria stenocephala

         
WHIPWORMS Trichuris vulpis

X

Based on label comparisons for intestinal parasites.

What are the dosing and frequency guidelines for Drontal® Plus Tablets? 

Drontal® Plus Tablets
for Puppies and Small Dogs* (2-25 lbs.)
Drontal® Plus Tablets for Medium-Sized Dogs (26-60 lbs.) Drontal® Plus Tablets
for Large Dogs (45 lbs. and greater)
Body Wt. (lbs.) No. of Tablets Body Wt. (lbs.) No. of Tablets Body Wt. (lbs.) No. of Tablets
2–4
5–7
8–12
13–18
19–25
0.5
1.0
1.5
2.0
2.5
26–30
31–44
45–60
1.0
1.5
2.0
45–60
61–90
91–120
1.0
1.5
2.0

*NOT FOR USE IN PUPPIES LESS THAN 3 WEEKS OF AGE  OR WEIGHING LESS THAN 2 LBS. 

1Data on file. Bayer, Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

Drontal is a registered trademark of Bayer.
Panacur is a registered trademark of Intervet/Merck Animal Health. Virbantel is a registered trademark of Virbac S.A.

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