A coated white to pale yellow tablet containing 230 mg pyrantel embonate and 20 mg praziquantel.
Drontal works with a single dose and kills all the common intestinal worms found in cats in the UK.
Ascarids: Toxocara cati & Toxascaris leonina
Tapeworm: Dipylidium caninum & Taenia taeniaeformis
To find out more about worming please click here.
To find out more about worms and the home environment click here.
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, Drontal Cat Tablets should not be used during pregnancy.
For animal treatment only.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Further information: In order to reduce the risk of reinfection with the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum, appropriate control measures for the flea intermediate host should be undertaken. Drontal Cat Tablets have been shown to be effective 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 in quarantine. Praziquantel is effective against Echinococcus multilocularis. E. multilocularis does not occur in the UK but is becoming more common in some European countries. As a precautionary measure to prevent the establishment of E. multilocularis in the UK, it is recommended that all dogs and cats entering quarantine premises be treated with praziquantel.
Give 1 tablet orally per 4 kg bodyweight. The coated tablets should be given directly but if necessary can be disguised in food. The tablets are scored into halves to enable a range of weights to be treated.
2kg bodyweight: ½ tablet
4kg bodyweight 1 tablet
6kg bodyweight 1½ tablets
How often should I use Drontal?
It is advised that an adult dog or cat should be treated for worms four times a year. There may be specific instances however where a regime of more frequent worming treatment is desirable. These would include the worming of puppies and kittens, hunting cats which eat mice, and dogs and cats which experience repeated flea problems
NFA-VPS - Non Food-producing Animals - veterinarian, pharmacist, suitably qualified persons
This is for non food producing animals.
POM-VPS and NFA-VPS can actually be prescribed by vets or pharmacists or suitably qualified persons. (SQP is a holder of an AMTRA certificate. Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority)
For information from the UK National Office of Animal Health about Drontal Cat please click one of the following links;
Dosage and Administration
Contra-Indications, Warnings, etc