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Dolpac Worming Tablets For Dogs

  • 1 Tablet per 10kg (Medium Dog) » Priced per Tablet £1.91
  • 1 Tablet per 25kg (Large Dog) » Priced per Tablet £3.35

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Description

Dolpac® is a broad spectrum anthelmintic for dogs, containing pyrantel, oxantel, and praziquantel; three active ingredients, with specific activities against the most common roundworm and tapeworm species. Dolpac® is available in three flavoured tablet strengths; Dolpac® for Small Dogs (1 tablet per 2kg), Dolpac® for Medium Dogs (1 tablet per 10kg) and Dolpac® for Large Dogs (1 tablet per 25kg). It’s not just dogs that Dolpac® protects, a regular worming programme also reduces the risk of zoonotic transmission of worms to humans too.

Presentation

Three strengths are available: Dolpac Tablets for Small Dogs containing 40.06mg Oxantel (equivalent to 111.8mg of oxantel embonate) 9.99mg Pyrantel (equivalent to 28.8mg of pyrantel embonate) and 10.00mg Praziquantel.

Dolpac Tablets for Medium Dogs containing 200.28mg Oxantel (equivalent to 559mg of oxantel embonate), 49.94mg Pyrantel (equivalent to 144mg of pyrantel embonate) and 50.00mg Praziquantel.

Dolpac Tablets for Large Dogs containing 500.70mg Oxantel (equivalent to 1397.5mg of oxantel embonate), 124.85mg Pyrantel (equivalent to 360mg of pyrantel embonate) and 125.00mg Praziquantel.

Uses

For the curative treatment of dogs harbouring mixed parasitic infestations with the following adult stages of nematode and cestode species:

Nematodes: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina, Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Trichuris vulpis.

Cestodes: Dipylidium caninum, Taenia spp., Echinococcus multilocularis, Echinococcus granulosus.

Dosage and administration

The recommended dose rate is 20 mg oxantel/5mg pyrantel/ 5 mg praziquantel per kg bodyweight.

Administer the required number of tablets, according to bodyweight, orally, in a single administration. Preferably, dogs should be fasted prior to treatment. Food may be given one hour or more after treatment.

Dolpac Tablets for Small Dogs: One tablet per 2kg bodyweight in a single intake by the oral route.

Dolpac Tablets for Medium Dogs: One tablet per 10kg bodyweight in a single intake by the oral route.

Dolpac Tablets for Large Dogs: One tablet per 25kg bodyweight in a single intake my the oral route.

Tablets can be divided into equal halves.

Dogs kept together or in kennels should be treated at the same time.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Parasite resistance to any particular anthelmitic may develop following frequent, repeated use of an anthelmitic of that class.

Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one of the common tapeworms- Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm infestation may reoccur unless control of intermediate hosts (fleas) is undertaken.

Special precautions for use in animals

Roundworm and Hookworm infection: In some animals, Ancylostoma caninum and Toxocara canis may not be totally eradicated by the treatment, resulting in a continued risk of egg shedding into the environment. Follow-up examinations of the faeces are advisable and according to the results of these examinations, treatment with a nematodicidal product may be carried out if necessary.

The product is not recommended for use in pups younger than two months old or weighing less than 1kg.

In debilitated or heavily infested animals, the product should be used only according to a benefit/risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian.

Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to any of the components of the product.

Operator Warnings

Some constituents of this product may cause allergic reactions or skin irritation.

Avoid contact with the skin.

People with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients should avoid contact with this product.

Wash hands after use.

In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice and show the package leaflet to the physician.

Adverse Reactions

Vomiting and diarrhoea may be observed following treatment. Despite not being observed in studies performed with the product, anorexia can occur as it is a common adverse effect of products containing praziquantel.

Use during pregnancy and lactation

The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy and lactation. The use is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.

Interaction with other medicinal products

Do not use simultaneously with levamisole, piperazine or choline esterase inhibitors

Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes) if necessary

Administration of the product to healthy dogs at 5 times the recommended dosage for 6 consecutive weeks had no adverse consequences.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Shelf life of the veterinary product as packaged for sale: three years.

This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

Polyamide-aluminium-PVC/aluminium blister strip

Dolpac Tablets for Small Dogs: cardboard box containing 6 strips of 10 tablets

Dolpac Tablets for Medium and Large Dogs: cardboard box containing 20 strips of 3 tablets

Further information

The product contains three active ingredients, pyrantel embonate, oxantel embonate and praziquantel. The spectrum of activity of the product is wide, directed towards gastro-intestinal roundworms (ascaris, whipworm and hookworms) and tapeworms.

Pyrantel has a paralysing effect on roundworm muscles, by activating acetylcholine receptors. Its activity is more particularly directed against Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina, Uncinaria stenocephala and Ancylostoma caninum. Its activity against Trichuris vulpis is negligible.

Oxantel is an m-oxyphenolic derivate of pyrantel, that has been developed for its activity against whipworms.

Praziquantel leads to muscular contractions, paralysis and altered parasite tegument integrity. It is active against adults and larval stages of dog tapeworms, Echinococcus, Taenia and Dipylidium.

After oral administration, the absorption of oxantel embonate is negligible. Pyrantel is quickly absorbed but in small quantities (Tmax = 1.38h, Cmax=0.048 μg/ml) and is very quickly eliminated. Praziquantel is quickly absorbed (Tmax = 1.28h, Cmax=0.4 μg/ml) and eliminated (elimination half-life 1.5h)

Marketing authorisation number

Dolpac Tablets for Small dogs Vm 08007/4119.

Dolpac Tablets for Medium dogs Vm 08007/4120.

Dolpac Tablets for Large dogs Vm 08007/4121.

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Dolpac tablets for small dogs

03605874086159

Dolpac tablets for medium dogs

03605874086210

Dolpac tablets for large dogs

03605874086241

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How meny in a pack

21st Aug 2015
worming pills

worming pills,how meny in a pack.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

We sell these as single tablets by cutting the blister strips they are supplied in. They come to us as follows:

Dolpac Tablets for Small Dogs: cardboard box containing 6 strips of 10 tablets

Dolpac Tablets for Medium and Large Dogs: cardboard box containing 20 strips of 3 tablets

Is dolpac as good gas dontrol

17th Mar 2015
melody

Dolpac as good as dontrol and safe for dogs under 2kg

  • Assistant Customer Service Manager

The Dolpac treats for Roundworms or Tapeworms (the same as Drontal) and has been given a five star rating from customer on our website.

It would be safe to administer Dolpac to a dog weighing under 2kg and they would need the Small Dog Tablet, which treats up to 2kg of bodyweight.

How often given to dog !

7th Oct 2014
Glenda Franke
  • VioVet Customer Since: September 2014
  • From: Hampshire, United Kingdom

Unless I'm missing it I can't find how often these should be given to my dog eg one per month etc.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This is such a good question but there is not a perfect answer which will apply to every situation. The tablets will kill pretty much all the worms in your dog's gut at the time you give the tablet, but will have no on-going protective effect. It takes a while for any new worms to develop into adults in the gut so there is no need to worm again more frequently than about once per month. For many adult dogs there is no need to dose again as soon as 1 month later, because the chances of them picking up any more worms in that time are very low. The trouble is we never know, so it is up to your personal choice and circumstance. A young dog mixing with children (who can theoretically be badly affected by some types of dog worm) might be best wormed every month. Most other adult dogs are recommended to be wormed every 3 months as a sensible compromise, but some people feel that healthy adult dogs do not need regular worming at all and to do so is unnecessary medical treatment which should be avoided.

Personally I would say every 3 months for most dogs, but monthly for dogs between 8 weeks and 7 months old. (Once over about 7 months of age, most dogs develop a level of immunity to worms and rarely suffer from many, though they will sometimes have one or two. Dogs regularly mixing with young children (under about 14 years old) should perhaps also be wormed monthly just in case.