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Prazitel Worming Tablets for Dogs & Cats

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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

Prazitel Plus Tablets For Dogs

Presentation

A pale yellow pork flavoured tablet with a cross breakline on one side containing 50mg praziquantel, 144mg pyrantel embonate and 150mg febantel.

Tablets can be divided into equal halves or equal quarters.

Uses

For the treatment of dogs with mixed infections of nematodes and cestodes of the following species

Nematodes:

Ascarids: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina (adult and late immature forms).

Hookworms: Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum (adults).

Whipworms: Trichuris vulpis (adults).

Cestodes:

Tapeworms: Echinococcus species, (E. granulosus, E. multilocularis), Taenia species,

(T. hydatigena, T. pisiformis, T. taeniformis)

Dosage and administration

For oral administration.

The recommended dose rates are: 15 mg/kg bodyweight febantel, 5 mg/kg pyrantel (equivalent to 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel embonate) and 5 mg/kg praziquantel. 1 Prazitel Plus tablet per 10 kg (22 lbs) bodyweight. The tablets can be given directly to the dog or disguised in food. No starvation is needed before, or after, treatment.

Dosage table

Bodyweight (kg)

Tablets

½ -2

¼

3 - 5

½

6 - 10

1

11 - 15

1 ½

16 - 20

2

21 - 25

2 ½

26 - 30

3

31 - 35

3 ½

36 - 40

4

> 40

1 tablet per 10kg

If there is a risk for re-infestation, the advice of a veterinarian should be sought regarding the need for and the frequency of repeated treatment.

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

Discard any unused divided tablets.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals with a known sensitivity to the active ingredients or to any of the excipients.

Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds as the anthelmintic effects of pyrantel and piperazine may be antagonized.

Concurrent use with other cholinergic compounds can lead to toxicity.

Tapeworm infestation is certain to re-occur unless control of intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice etc. is undertaken.

Tapeworm infestation is unlikely in pups less than 6 weeks of age.

Teratogenic effects attributed to high doses of febantel have been reported in sheep and rats. No studies have been performed in dogs during early pregnancy. Use of the product during pregnancy should be in accordance with a benefit risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian. It is recommended that the product is not used in dogs during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy. Do not exceed the stated dose when treating pregnant bitches.

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

User Precautions

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

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

For animal treatment only.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not use after expiry date stated on the label.

This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 32, 36, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50, 52, 56, 60, 70, 80, 84, 90, 98, 100, 104, 106, 120, 140, 150, 180, 200, 204, 206, 250, 280, 300, 500 and 1000 tablets.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 08749/4024.

Prazitel Plus XL Tablets for Dogs

Presentation

1 pork flavoured tablet contains 175 mg Praziquantel, 504 mg Pyrantel Embonate (equivalent to 175 mg pyrantel) and 525 mg Febantel.

The tablets can be divided into equal halves.

Uses

In adult dogs: Treatment of mixed infections by nematodes and cestodes of the following species

Nematodes: Ascarids: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina (adult and late immature forms). Hookworms: Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum (adults). Whipworms: Trichuris vulpis (adults)

Cestodes: Tapeworms: Echinococcus species, (E. granulosus, E. multilocularis), Taenia species, (T. hydatigena, T. pisiformis, T. taeniformis) Dipylidium caninum (adult and immature forms).

Dosage and administration

For oral administration.

The recommended dose rates are: 15mg/kg bodyweight febantel, 5 mg/kg pyrantel (equivalent to 14.4 mg/kg pyrantel embonate) and 5 mg/kg praziquantel. This is equivalent to 1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet per 35 kg bodyweight.

Dogs of > 35 kg bodyweight should be given 1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet plus the appropriate quantity of Prazitel Plus tablets equivalent to 1 tablet per 10 kg bodyweight.

Dogs weighing approx 17.5kg bodyweight should be given ½ Prazitel Plus XL tablet.

The tablets can be given directly to the dog or disguised in food. No starvation is needed before or after treatment.

Dosage table

Bodyweight (kg)

Tablets

Approx 17.5kg

½ Prazitel Plus XL tablet

31-35 kg

1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet

36-40 kg

1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet plus ½ Prazitel Plus Tablet

41-45 kg

1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet plus 1 Prazitel Plus Tablet

46-50 kg

1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet plus 1½ Prazitel Plus Tablet

51-55 kg

1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet plus 2 Prazitel Plus Tablet

56-60 kg

1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet plus 2½ Prazitel Plus Tablet

61-65 kg

1 Prazitel Plus XL tablet plus 3 Prazitel Plus Tablet

66-70 kg

2 Prazitel Plus XL tablets

If there is a risk for re-infestation, the advice of a veterinarian should be sought regarding the need for and the frequency of repeat administration.

To ensure administration of a correct dose, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible Unused half tablet must be used within 14 days.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds as the anthelmintic effects of pyrantel and piperazine may be antagonized. Do not use in animals with a known sensitivity to the active ingredients or to any of the excipients.

Adverse reactions

None Known. If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this datasheet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.

Special warnings

Do not use simultaneously with piperazine compounds as the anthelmintic effects of pyrantel and piperazine may be antagonized.

Concurrent use with other cholinergic compounds can lead to toxicity.

Tapeworm infestation is certain to re-occur unless control of intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice etc. is undertaken.

Teratogenic effects attributed to high doses of febantel have been reported in sheep and rats. No studies have been performed in dogs during early pregnancy. Use of the product during pregnancy should be in accordance with a benefit risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian. It is recommended that the product is not used in dogs during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy. Do not exceed the stated dose when treating pregnant bitches.

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

User precautions

In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice and show the package leaflet to the physician. In the interests of good hygiene, persons administering the tablets directly to a dog or adding them to the dog’s food should wash their hands afterwards. For animal treatment only.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Keep out of the reach and sight of children

This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions Do not use after expiry date stated on the label.

Each time an unused half tablet is stored, it should be returned to the open blister space and inserted back into the cardboard box.

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Medicines should not be disposed of via waste water or household waste. Ask your veterinary surgeon how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures should help to protect the environment.

Legal category

NFA-VPS

Packaging Quantities

2, 4, 5, 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, 140, 150, 180, 200, 204, 206, 208, 250, 280, 300, 500 or 1000 tablets.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 08749/4035.

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

24th Nov 2016
Pamelite
  • VioVet Customer Since: September 2016
  • From: West Yorkshire, 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?

  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Kittens?

10th Oct 2016
Clare Ratcliffe
  • VioVet Customer Since: September 2012
  • From: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Is this wormer ok to use on kittens?

  • Veterinary Surgeon

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

Half tablets

6th Nov 2015
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

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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

Does this treat lungworm

6th Oct 2015
Lucky13

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

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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).

Pregnant Dog

18th Jun 2015
Sandra Crook
  • VioVet Customer Since: March 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?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Pregnant cat

17th Jun 2015
Charlotte

Can I give prazitel to a pregnant Cat?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

How often

9th Jun 2015
Carol

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

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Worming/flea treatment for dogs 5.5kg

25th Apr 2015
Ann Simpson
  • VioVet Customer Since: December 2014
  • From: South Ayrshire, United Kingdom

My vet has been giving me Advocate 4 weekly and Droncit 6 monthly for my Bichon Frise - now 1 year old. If I buy from here would Fiprospot and Prazitel do the same and would I still need to give the Droncit as well? Thank you.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Fiprospot and Drontal do almost the same as Advocate and Droncit. (Certainly you do not need Droncit if using Drontal.) You would achieve good protection against fleas and all intestinal worms using the old combination of the proposed one. However, Advocate has activity against mites, heartworm and lungworm which would be missing from the new treatment. (All are rare parasites but can be a concern). Fiprospot has activity against ticks, which are a concern and neither of your original treatments do this at all.

Basically most parasites would be covered by either regime. Both have a few "fringe benefits" which the other lacks. Up to you. Ideally, talk to your vet about the risks in your area.

Worming tablets

16th Jan 2015
Rhiannon

I have been given 5 prazitel plus ➕ tablets for my dog but instructed to give him 4.5, can I give the remaining half tablet to my cat?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The ingredients are not quite the same in the cat and dog products and are in different proportions. It probably would be safe to give it but could not be relied upon to be an effective wormer, so I would not do this.