Table of contents:
- 1 Composition and description
- 2 Instructions for use
- 3 Contraindications
- 4 Side effects
- 5 Analogs
Pets can often be infected with helminths, and often the owner does not know about it before obvious manifestations. In order for the animal to be healthy, not to be at risk of infection and the development of parasites in its body, it is worth using special medicines aimed at treating and preventing helminthiasis in pets. In this article, you can find out what Dorofen tablets for dogs and cats are, what is included in the composition of the product, indications for use, contraindications, side effects of the drug and its analogues.
Composition and description
Dirofen contains 2 active ingredients - febantel and pyrantel, excipients: calcium stearate, praziquantel, talc, lactose, aerosil, carboxylmethylcellulose. The mechanism of action of the drug consists in the paralysis of parasites due to neuromuscular blockade under the action of pyrantel and the destruction of cells of the digestive system of helminths due to the action of febandel. The action of two active substances leads to the death of parasites and their natural excretion from the body.
The drug is available in the form of Dirofen and Dirofen Plus tablets. The first are intended for kittens and puppies, Dirofen Plus - tablets for adult cats and dogs. Medicines are produced in the form of tablets, 6 pieces per 1 blister.
Instructions for use
Dirofen Plus tablets can be prescribed for kittens, puppies, starting from 3 weeks of age for prophylaxis with nematodes, cestodes, associative nematodes-cestodes lesions of the gastrointestinal tract.
The tablets are prescribed for the animal individually, in the morning during feeding, combined with a small amount of food or treats. A preliminary starvation diet, the use of laxatives for the pet is optional.
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For therapeutic and prophylactic purposes, with group keeping of animals, treatment is carried out:
- In case of nematodes - two times use with an interval between doses of 2 weeks.
- With cestodoses, associative invasions - two times use with an interval between doses of 2 weeks, once a day for 3 consecutive days, adhering to the following dosage:
Dirofen Plus - for kittens and puppies, one tablet per kilogram of pet weight. Dirofen tablets, intended for dogs and cats of small, medium-sized breeds - a tablet for 5 kilograms of pet's weight. Dirofen tablets, intended for large dogs - 1 tablet for every 20 kilograms of animal body weight.
Instructions for the use of Dirofen tablets contain information on contraindications to the use of the drug for animals, among which there are:
- kittens and puppies less than 3 weeks old;
- pregnant animals during the first half of pregnancy;
- individual intolerance to the drug, its components;
- a ban on the simultaneous use of Dirofen and other anthelmintic drugs that contain piperazine as the main substance, anticholinesterase agents.
If it is necessary to treat a pregnant animal, the drug should be administered 21 days before delivery. In this case, it is necessary that the animal is under the supervision of a veterinarian. If a lactating female is infected with helminthiasis, treatment begins after 3 weeks from the moment of birth.
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When using the medicine in accordance with the instructions, side effects do not occur, occasionally it is possible to observe in an animal a violation of the functions and work of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract (vomiting, loose stools appear), hypersalivation. These side effects go away on their own over time and do not require medication.
In case of an overdose of a drug, the animal is observed:
- depressed state;
- refusal to eat;
- disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
In case of an overdose, measures should be taken to eliminate the drug from the animal's body.
The following funds have a similar effect:
Compared to Prazicide, which is available in the form of suspensions, Dirofen tablets can be used for both cats and dogs (the main thing is to choose the right number of tablets by weight), while other drugs are divided into forms intended only for dogs or cats …
Dirofen tablets can be considered an effective drug that will help cope with helminthiases in pets. The medicine is produced in tablets, which can be called a convenient form of release. The medicine is low-toxic and can provide the pet with painless disposal of parasites.