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prazicest-50-ml
  • Active substances: Praziquantel
  • Solution for treatment of infestation with: Moniesia spp., Dipylidium spp., Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia pisiformis, Taenia hydatigena, Taenia multiceps, Taenia serialis, Taenia ovis , Taenia taeniaeformis
  • Target species: lambs, dogs and cats
  • Administration: intramusculary or subcutaneously
  • Package: 50 ml

 

COMPOSITION

1 ml injectable solution contains:

Praziquantel….……………………………………. 56.8 mg

Excipients:

Benzyl alcohol……………………………………….. 50 mg

Clorobutanol……………………………………………. 5 mg

Ethyl alcohol, Propylene glycol.

 

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC ACTION

Praziquantel is an antiparasitic product with high efficiency against cestodes, causing skin contracture, focal irreversible vacuolation with disintegration of the parasite. It presents taenical effect (ovicidal, protoscolicidal) especially against   Echinococcus granulosus and Taenia hydatigena. Praziquantel is rapidly absorbed, reaching the therapeutic serum concentration after 30 minutes.

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TARGET SPECIES

Lambs, dogs and cats.

 

INDICATIONS

Treatment infestations :

  • Lambs: Moniesia spp.
  • Dogs: Dipylidium caninum, Echinococcus granulosus, Taenia pisiformis, Equinococus multilocularis, Toxocara Cannis
  • Cats: Dipylidium caninum, Taenia

 

POSOLOGY, ROUTE AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION

The product can be administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously (especially in cats) at the following doses:

Lambs: 1 ml product / 10 kg body weight (3.75 mg/kg g.c.)

- 0.33 ml/5 kg body weight

Dogs: (5 mg/kg g.c.):

- Less than 2.5 kg: 0.2 ml product

- Between 2.5 – 5 kg: 0.4 ml product

- Between 5.5 – 10 kg: 0.8 ml product

- Between 10.5 -15 kg: 1 ml product

- Bigger than 15 kg: 0.2 ml product/2.5 kg body weight (maximum 3 ml)

Cats: (5 mg/kg g.c.)

- Less than 2.5 kg: 0.2 ml product

- Between 2.5 -5 kg: 0.4 ml product

- Bigger than 5 kg: 0.6 ml product – maximum dose

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS, PRECAUTIONS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS

Avoid use in puppies less than 4 weeks of age and cats younger than 6 weeks of age.

Subcutaneous injection in the neck or at the neck level in cats may cause sensitization reactions. In rare cases it may occur pain at the injection site, vomiting, drowsiness, diarrhea, weakness, salivation and fleeting anorexia. Can be used during gestation and lactation.

Praziquantel has a large margin of safety. Parenteral doses of 50-100 mg/kg caused depression and ataxia in cats. Injectable doses of 200 mg/kg were lethal to cats.

 

WITHDRAWL TIME

Not applicable.

 

STORAGE CONDITIONS

Temperature below 25°C. Keep away from direct sunlight.

 

PACKAGE

Vials containing 50 ml, equipped with a rubber stopper and a metal capsule.

 

MANUFACTURER: S.C. PASTEUR – FILIPEŞTI BRANCH

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