Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Praziquantel

Synonym(s): Droncit, Drontal

Contributor(s): Stephen Barr

Introduction

Name

  • Praziquantel.

Class of drug

  • Anthelmintic.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-(cyclohexylcarbonyl)-1,2,3,6,7,11b-hexahydro-4H-pyrazino[2,1-a]isoquinolin-4-one.

Molecular formula

  • C19H24N2O2.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.
  • Colorless, sterile, non-aqueous solution.

Storage requirements

  • Tablets:
    • In a dry environment.
    • <25°C.
  • Solution:
    • Between 4-25°C.

Uses

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Indications



Dogs
Cats
  • Dipylidium caninum.
  • Taenia taeniaeformis.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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