What is this medication used for Praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate is a broad spectrum dewormer used to remove tapeworms, hookworms and large roundworms in cats and kittens.
How this medicine should be used Praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate is FDA approved for use in cats and kittens. The usual dose for cats and kittens at least 4 weeks old and at least 1 ½-1.9 lbs is ¼ tab, 2-3 lbs is ½ tab, 4-8 lbs is 1 tab, 9-12 lbs is 1 ½ tab and 13-16 lbs is 2 tabs.
Praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate should not be used in animals allergic to it. Because humans can contract tapeworm from animals, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended. Consult your veterinarian before giving to sick or pregnant animals.
In the event of overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. While rare, symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea and salivation.