ACTION: Droncit® (praziquantel) is absorbed, metabolized in the liver
and excreted in the bile. Upon entering the digestive tract from the
bile, cestocidal activity is exhibited.1 Following exposure to
praziquantel, the tapeworm loses its ability to resist digestion by the
mammalian host. Because of this, whole tapeworms, including the scolex,
are very rarely passed after administration of praziquantel. In many
instances only disintegrated and partially digested pieces of tapeworms
will be seen in the stool. The majority of tapeworms killed are digested
and are not found in the feces.
INDICATIONS: Droncit® Feline Tablets are indicated for the removal of the following feline cestodes: Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis.
USE DIRECTIONS: Droncit® Feline Tablets may be administered directly per os or crumbled and mixed with the feed. The recommended dosage of praziquantel varies according to body weight. Smaller animals require a relatively larger dosage because of their higher metabolic rate. The optimum dose for each individual animal will be achieved by utilizing the following dosage schedule:
Cats and Kittens*
4 pounds and under
Over 11 pounds
1 1/2 tablets