TRADE NAMES:Panacur C Canine Dewormer
Panacur Granules 22.2%
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer
Fenbendazole is approved for use in dogs 6 weeks of age and older to treat for Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and Tapeworms. It has safely been used in cats and other species too. Consult your veterinarian for help in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism. Deworming schedules may vary depending on the climate where you live and the lifestyle of your dog.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- An anthelmintic (wormer)
- Given by mouth
- Approved for use in dogs, but is also used in cats
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- To treat dogs and cats for Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and Tapeworms (Taenia spp.)
WHAT DOGS/CATS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Considered safe in pregnant bitches and other species
- Do not use in pets that are sick
Read and follow the label carefully.
Consult your veterinarian for help in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism. Deworming schedules may vary depending on the climate where you live and the lifestyle of your dog.
The dose is based upon your dog's weight, so ensure that you are using the correct size and number of packets. If your dog's weight is in-between the suggested dosing sizes, it is safe to use the next higher size.
You may mix the daily dose with a small amount of your pet's food. Watch your dog to ensure s/he consumes the entire dose. Repeat the daily dose for 3 days in a row. Depending upon the type of parasite(s) your pet has, more than 3 treatments may be necessary. Your veterinarian may ask you to repeat this treatment in 3 weeks to kill parasites that were immature at time of initial treatment.
Dogs can be infected with several different kinds of Tapeworms. Fenbendazole only kills one species (Taenia spp.). If you continue to see tapeworm segments in your dog's stool after the treatment has been completed, consult your veterinarian.
What if a dose is missed?
Successful treatment requires dosing for at least 3 successive days. 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. Therapy will need to be extended. Do not give 2 doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Store at controlled room temperature.
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:
- Vomiting and diarrhea sometimes occur
- Rare reports of allergic reactions due to large numbers of dying parasites releasing antigens inside treated animal
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Yes, but 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 A VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
Talk to your veterinarian about:
- If your pet needs to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and after 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
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet's medicines can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant, 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, Fenbendazole 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.