Cooper's BestÂ® Pyrantel 2X Canine
Pyrantel pamoate is an oral anthelmintic (dewormer) used in dogs and cats to kill hookworms and roundworms. Tablets or a liquid suspension may be given directly by mouth or mixed in the food. Fasting is not recommended.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
- An anthelmintic (dewormer) for dogs and cats
- Given by mouth
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- To kill the hookworms and roundworms in dogs and cats
WHAT DOGS/CATS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Pyrantel pamoate is safe to use in breeding, pregnant and lactating animals
- Severely debilitated animals
- If your pet has had an earlier allergic reaction to pyrantel pamoate or like products
Read and follow the label carefully.
Fasting is not necessary prior to treatment.
Tablets may be given with or without food. Shake liquid suspension well before each use. Pets find the liquid suspension very palatable and will usually take it willingly.
Ensure that your pet swallows all of the medication.
A single treatment may be sufficient, but a second dose 2-4 weeks later is recommended if re-infection is likely. Young animals need to be tested and dewormed frequently according to a worming schedule given to you by your veterinarian.
Hookworms and roundworms may be observed in the feces a few days after treatment.
If you have any difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
To maximize the benefit of deworming, it is best to treat all animals in the environment. Periodic fecal exams are recommended to monitor effectiveness and re-exposure to parasites.
Some intestinal parasites can infect humans. Strict hygienic precautions should be observed when handling infected pets and their feces. Consult your veterinarian or family doctor to discuss how to prevent human infection and re-infection of your pet.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Store in a tight, light resistant, childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- Side effects are rare, but vomiting may occur
- Worms may be passed with some diarrhea and straining
- If your pet shows any worrying side effects, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Yes, but some side effects may occur if using pyrantel pamoate at the same time as diethylcarbamazine (a once-a-day heartworm preventive), levamisole, morantel, organophosphates (found in some flea and tick products), piperazine or some vitamins/supplements
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if pet receives more than the prescribed amount
WHAT TO TELL/ASK VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
Talk to your veterinarian about:
- When will your pet need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
Tell your veterinarian about:
- If your pet has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced digestive upset now or ever
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- If your pet is pregnant or nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, pyrantel pamoate should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about pyrantel pamoate. If you have any questions or concerns about pyrantel pamoate or the condition it was prescribed for, contact your veterinarian.
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