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Prazitel Worming Tablets for Dogs & Cats

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  • Cats Flavoured » Priced per Tablet £1.79
  • Dog Plus XL » Priced per Tablet £5.53
  • Dogs Plus » Priced per Tablet £1.55

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Description

Prazitel Plus Tablets for Dogs are an effective multi-wormer containing three different ingredients to cover all the intestinal worms likely to be found. A single dose is effective and should be given at a dose rate of up to 1 tablet per 10kg bodyweight for Prazitel Plus and 1 tablet per 35kg bodyweight for Prazitel Plus XL.

Prazitel Tablets for Cats are for the treatment of cats with mixed infections of nematodes and cestodes, including Ascarids, Hookworms, Whipworms and Tapeworms. Each tablet is flavoured for palatability and contains 20mg Praziquantel and 230g Pyrantel embonate. Use 1 tablet per 4kg of bodyweight.

Tablet size reference:

Cat tablets are circular, approximately 1cm in diameter and are scored down the middle to be easily divided into halves.

Dog Plus tablets are ciruclar, approximately 1.3cm in diameter and are scored twice, so can be broken into quarters.

Dog Plus XL tablets are oval, apprimately 2.5cm in length, 1.4cm at the widest point, and can be broken into halves.

Tablets can be given directly or mixed into food.

If necessary, break the tablets into halves or quarters to make administration by mouth or disguised in food easier.

Prazitel Tablets for Cats

Summary of Product Characteristics

1. NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT

Prazitel 230/20 mg Flavoured Film-Coated Tablets for Cats

Milaxyn 230/20 mg Flavoured Film Coated Tablets for Cats (Germany)

Prazinon 230/20 mg Flavoured Film Coated Tablets for Cats (Croatia)

Prazitel 230/20 mg Film-Coated Tablets for Cats (Finland)

2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

Each film-coated tablet contains Pyrantel embonate 230 mg and Praziquantel 20 mg.

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

3. PHARMACEUTICAL FORM

Film-coated tablets.

A white to off white round, biconvex coated tablet with a breakline on one side and plain on the other side.

The tablet can be divided into equal halves.

4. CLINICAL PARTICULARS

4.1 Target species

Cats.

4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species

For the treatment of mixed infections caused by the following gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms:

Roundworms: Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina,

Tapeworms: Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis, Echinococcus multilocularis.

4.3 Contraindications

Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds.

Do not use in kittens less than 6 weeks of age.

Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.

4.4 Special warnings for each target species

Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one common type of tapeworm – Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm infestation is certain to reoccur unless control of intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice, etc. is undertaken.

Parasitic resistance to a certain class of anthelmintics can occur after frequent and repeated use of an anthelmintic from this class.

4.5 Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

Not applicable.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals

In the interests of good hygiene, persons administering the tablets directly to the cat, or by adding them to the cat’s food, should wash their hands afterwards.

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

4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

None known.

4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

Do not use during pregnancy but may be used during lactation.

4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds.

4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route

To ensure administration of a correct dose, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible.

Dosage

The recommended dose is: 20 mg/kg pyrantel (57.5 mg/kg pyrantel embonate) and 5 mg/kg praziquantel. This is equivalent to 1 tablet per 4 kg bodyweight.

Body weight

tablets

1.0 - 2.0 kg

½

2.1 - 4.0 kg

1

4.1 - 6.0 kg

1 ½

6.1 - 8.0 kg

2

Administration and duration of treatment

Single oral administration. The tablet should be given directly to the cat, but if necessary can be disguised in food.

In ascarid infestation, especially in kittens, complete elimination cannot be expected, so a risk of infection for humans can persist. Repeat treatments should, therefore, be carried out with a suitable roundworm product at 14 day intervals until 2-3 weeks after weaning.

4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

After doses higher than 5 times the recommended dose, signs of intolerance such as vomiting have been observed.

4.11 Withdrawal period(s)

Not applicable.

5. PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Anthelmintics, praziquantel combinations.

ATC vet code: QP52AA51

5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

This product contains anthelmintics active against gastrointestinal roundworms and tapeworms. The product contains two active substances, as follows:

  1. Pyrantel embonate (pamoate), a tetrahydropyrimidine derivative

and

  1. Praziquantel, a partially hydrogenated pyrazinoisoquinoline derivative.

Pyrantel acts as a cholinergic agonist. Its mode of action is to stimulate nicotinic cholinergic receptors of the parasite, induce spastic paralysis and thereby allow expulsion from the gastro-intestinal (GI) system by peristalsis.

Praziquantel is very rapidly absorbed and distributed throughout the parasite. Both in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that praziquantel causes severe damage to the parasite integument, resulting in contraction and paralysis. There is an almost instantaneous tetanic contraction of the parasite musculature and a rapid vacuolization of the syncytial tegument. This rapid contraction has been explained by changes in divalent cation fluxes, especially calcium.

In this fixed combination, pyrantel is active against the following ascarids: Toxocara cati, and Toxascaris leonina. Praziquantel is effective against tapeworms in particular Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis.

Since it contains praziquantel, the product is effective against Echinococcus multilocularis,.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic particulars

Praziquantel is rapidly absorbed, metabolised and distributed in the body. It is also believed to be excreted back into the intestinal lumen by the mucous membrane.

Following administration of the product to cats, peak plasma concentrations of praziquantel were achieved by approximately 2 hours.

Pyrantel is poorly absorbed so it is expected that a large proportion of the administered dose remains in the GIT where it exerts its therapeutic effect and it is excreted largely unchanged in the faeces.

Following administration of the product to cats, peak plasma concentrations of pyrantel were achieved by approximately 3 hours.

6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

6.1 List of excipients

Core tablet:

Maize starch,

Microcrystalline cellulose,

Crospovidone

Magnesium stearate,

Colloidal anhydrous silica,

Film coat

Grilled meat flavour

Opadry II White consisting of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (E171), Macrogol 3350 and Talc (E553b)

6.2 Incompatibilities

Not Applicable

6.3 Shelf life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 4 years

Discard unused half tablets.

6.4. Special precautions for storage

This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions

  1. Nature and composition of immediate packaging

The product is presented in either:

Individual blisters made up of a PVC/PE/PCTFE white opaque copolymer and a 20µm heatseal

lacquer/aluminium containing 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 or 20 tablets.

or

Individual blisters made up of 45µm PVC/aluminium/orientated polyamide and a 20µm heatseal lacquer/aluminium containing 2 or 8 tablets.

The blisters are packed into cartons containing either: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28,

30, 32, 36, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 70, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 98, 100, 104,

106, 108, 112, 116, 120, 128, 136, 140, 144, 150, 152, 160, 168, 176, 180, 184, 192, 200, 204,

206, 208, 216, 224, 232, 240, 248, 250, 280, 300, 500 or 1000 tablets

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste materials

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal product should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

7. MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER

Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Ltd.,

Loughrea,

Co. Galway,

Ireland

8. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)

VPA10987/101/001

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Reviews (286)

Summary of Reviews for Prazitel Worming Tablets for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Effectiveness
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
266 out of 286 (93%) customers would recommend this product.
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brilliant choice of products and alternative prices, which makes it really good when you have a lot of animals

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By on 5 May 2019

Very good product.

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55 Good price and effective
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By on 29 April 2019

Having examined the Viovet website for worming tablets for dogs these seemed to be very easy to administer, as he only needs 1 and a half tablets for his weight. And they seem excellent value for money, as I can order a specific number rather having to order a pack.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Prazitel Worming Tablets for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

2 October 2017 at 9:18pm

Puppies

Becky

Can this product be given to puppies?

  • VioVet Staff

This wormer can be used on puppies from 2 weeks of age.

28 May 2017 at 2:00pm

Mother cat

Susie

My mother cat has worms but only gave birth two weeks ago. Is it safe to give her a wormer?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes, this is perfectly safe. The kittens are likely to have worms also, as some types of roundworm can get into the mammary glands, and pass to the kittens in their mother's milk. While they are not weaned and she is cleaning them up when they go to the toilet, the kittens will be a source of infection for her also.

I'd recommend worming her with Prazitel every 4 weeks until they are fully weaned. The kittens can't have Prazitel until they at least 6 weeks old and weighing at least 1kg. While they're small, I recommend using something like Panacur Paste or Panacur Suspension with them at 2, 5, 8 and 12 weeeks of age (or just before they leave your home).

I hope this helps!

30 April 2017 at 9:29am

Prazitel

Is this for both worms

Are these for both type of worms

  • VioVet Staff

Yes, Prazitel treats all common types of roundworms (nematodes) and tapeworms (cestodes) found in dogs and cats, including Ascarids, Hookworms, and Whipworms. It unfortunately cannot treat heartworm though, you would need to ask your vet to prescribe a product for this if your dog is in a high risk area.

24 November 2016 at 6:15pm

What is the frequency to administer one tablet of prazitel to a cat?

Pamelite

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Prazitel Worming Tablets for Dogs & Cats

i did not receive a leaflet for use with the packet. i do not know how frequently to administer this tablet. is it once every four months ... or?

  • VioVet Staff

The usual frequency of administration for a wormer such as this would be once every 3 months. However it depends a bit on each dog. If your dog is a particular scavenger then you could worm up to once a month but usually every 3 months is enough.

10 October 2016 at 10:29pm

Kittens?

Clare Ratcliffe

  • VioVet customer since 2012
  • From: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Is this wormer ok to use on kittens?

  • VioVet Staff

This wormer is fine to use in kittens over 6 weeks of age.

6 November 2015 at 12:16pm

Half tablets

Nat c

A couple of my dogs weigh 12kg. Do they need two whole tablets or one and a half? Can I give half a tablet? Cheers

  • VioVet Staff

The correct dose is one and a half tablets to each dog.

6 October 2015 at 10:23am

Does this treat lungworm

Lucky13

Does the treat lungworm and roundworm as well? Do you need a prescription for this?

  • VioVet Staff

You do not need a prescription for this wormer. It treats tapeworms and all the main round worms, but is not claimed to have any activity against lungworm. The only product which is known to be helpful against the main type of lungworm in dogs is prescription-only (Advocate).

18 June 2015 at 8:13am

Pregnant Dog

Sandra Crook

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I wormed my dog 10 days ago and have just found out she is pregnant. Will this drug harm the pups?

  • VioVet Staff

Giving a worm dose in early pregnancy is not recommended because on principle this should be avoided with any medication. Usually there is no particular reason to worm a bitch in early pregnancy anyway, so the advice would be not to do it. That does not mean however that it is actually likely to be harmful. The chances of you noticing any adverse response are very slim. Many dogs are given worm doses while pregnant and it does not seem to cause a problem. I would not have advised that you did this if you had known she was pregnant, but now that it is done you should not worry. I very much doubt if it will cause any trouble at all.

17 June 2015 at 9:31am

Pregnant cat

Charlotte

Can I give prazitel to a pregnant Cat?

  • VioVet Staff

Prazitel is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It is safe however to give after giving birth and while lactating. Kittens should not be dosed directly until they are 6 weeks old.

9 June 2015 at 6:23pm

How often

Carol

how often do I need to give this wormer as they all seem to differ

  • VioVet Staff

For most dogs a multi-wormer like this is recommended to be given once every three months. Strictly speaking this varies with the type of dog, its health status overall and the environment it lives in. Since it is difficult to assess these factors individually, people tend to give blanket recommendations and once every 3 months is the most usual advice if there is nothing unusual about your dog.