Droncit (praziquantel) Canine Cestocide Tablets may be administered directly per os or crumbled and mixed with the feed. The recommended dosage of praziquantel varies according to body weight. Smaller animals require a relatively larger dosage because of their higher metabolic rate. The optimum dose for each individual animal will be achieved by utilizing the following dosage schedule:
|Dogs and Puppies*
||# of Tablets
|5 lbs. and Under
|| 1 tablet
|Over 60 lbs
||5 tablets max
|*Not intended for use in puppies less than 4 weeks of age.
The recommended dosage of praziquantel is not affected by the presence or absence of food in the gastrointestinal tract therefore FASTING IS NEITHER NECESSARY NOR RECOMMENDED.
For those animals living where reinfections are likely to occur, clients should be instructed in the steps to optimize prevention, otherwise, retreatment may be necessary. This is true in cases of Dipylidium caninum where reinfection is almost certain to occur if fleas are not removed from the animal and its environment. In addition, for control of Echinococcus multilocularis, a program of regular treatment every 21 to 26 days may be indicated.