What is Drontal?
Drontal is a broad-spectrum dewormer used in cats and kittens to treat tapeworms, hookworms, and roundworms. Drontal requires a prescription, and is sold per tablet.
For: Cats (weighing more than 1.5 lbs and over 1 month old)
Proven to eradicate the most common intestinal parasites
An easy single-dose administration. Each tablet is scored for easy breakage.
Can be given directly by mouth or in a small amount of food
Side effects occur rarely
How it works:
Drontal’s active ingredients are praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate and febantel. Praziquantel works by damaging the parasite's skin internally, so the parasite disintegrates and is removed by the pet's immune system. Pyrantel pamoate is active against hookworms and ascarids and acts as a blocking agent, causing paralysis. This results in the hookworm losing its grip in the intestinal wall and is removed from the pet’s system by natural process.
Side effects are rare, but may include loss of appetite, increased salivation, vomiting and diarrhea. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet. Drontal tablets are not for use in kittens less than one month old or weighing less than 1.5 pounds.