Drontal Cat (obat cacing)
Drontal Cat Tablets provide effective treatment of gastrointestinal Roundworms and Tapeworms in your cat. Drontal Cat Tablets may not be used during pregnancy but may be used during lactation. Do not treat kittens under the age of 6 weeks. Fleas serve as an intermediate host for one common type of tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum). To avoid reinfection with this parasite, flea control of your pet and its housing should be carried out at the same time as worming. Please refer to the data sheet for further details.
Drontal Cat Dosages
Drontal Dosage Guide: Cats and kittens over 6 weeks old
|Up to 2kg
||½ Drontal Cat Tablet
|>2kg up to 4kg
||1 Drontal Cat Tablet
|>4kg up to 6kg
||1 Drontal Cat XL Tablet
|>6kg up to 8kg
||2 Drontal Cat Tablets
|>8kg up to 10kg
||1 Drontal Cat Tablet and 1 Drontal Cat XL Tablet
Drontal Cat Tablets are scored coated white to yellowish ellipsoid, biconvex tablets that can be divided into equal halves. Each tablet contains 230 mg pyrantel embonate and 20 mg praziquantel.
Drontal Cat XL Film-coated Tablets are unscored coated white to yellowish, ellipsoid, biconvex tablets, each containing 345 mg pyrantel embonate and 30 mg praziquantel.
Drontal® Cat Tablets and Drontal® Cat XL Film-coated Tablets are an anthelmintic active against roundworms and tapeworms. The product contains two active ingredients, pyrantel embonate (pamoate) and praziquantel. Praziquantel is used widely as an anthelmintic for both human and veterinary use.
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 vivo and in vitro 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 vacuolisation of the syncytial tegument. This rapid contraction has been explained by changes in divalent cation fluxes, especially calcium.
In this fixed combination product, the pyrantel is active against the following ascarids: Toxocara cati, and Toxascaris leonina; the praziquantel is effective against tapeworms, in particular Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis.
The product has been shown to be effective in the control of hookworms Ancylostoma tubaeforme and A. braziliense and the tapeworm Joyeuxiella pasqualei, none of which occur naturally in cats in the UK but may occasionally be found in imported animals.
Praziquantel is effective against Echinococcus multilocularis. E. multilocularis does not occur in the UK but is becoming more common in some European countries. As a precautionary measure to prevent establishment of E. multilocularis in the UK, it is recommended that all cats entering the country be treated with praziquantel.
Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one common type of tapeworm – Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm infestation is certain to re-occur unless control of intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice etc. is undertaken.