Brand Names:
Droncit, Bob Martin Spot On Solution , Big Cat wormer


Drug Type: Antiparasitic, Anthelmintic

Praziquantel


Praziquantel is an anthelmintic effective against trematodes (lung, liver, intestinal flukes) and tapeworms. Praziquantel is rapidly and nearly completely absorbed after oral administration, but there is a significant first-pass effect after oral administration.

Storage/Stability: Unless otherwise instructed by the manufacturer, praziquantel tablets should be stored in tight containers at room temperature. Protect from light.
  • To control tapeworms: 10-20 mg/kg given SQ, PO, or IM and repeat in 10 days.
  • To control trematodes: 10 mg/kg given SQ, PO, or IM once a day for 14 days.
Available in a wide variety of formulations including tablets, solutions for injection, oral pastes, oral suspensions and spot-on solutions