What is Panacur C?
Panacur C (fenbendazole) is a broad spectrum parasiticide used to treat hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms in dogs. It is also used by veterinarians to treat other parasites.
Dogs (6 weeks of age or older)
||Can be added to food
||FDA-approved for use in dogs
||Side effects are rare
How it works:
Fenbendazole is a member of the benzimidizole group of anti-parasite medications which makes it a relatively broad-spectrum medication. It binds to parasitic proteins which leads to damaging the integrity and the transport function of cells in parasites.
Side effects are rare, but may include loose stools. Since humans can contract roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms from pets, it's important to maintain good personal hygiene. It's also important to eliminate fleas and to not feed your pet uncooked meat or fish. To prevent re-infection, clean up stools on a daily basis.
Panacur C (Intervet)
What is this medication used for:
Fenbendazole is an anthelminthic (dewormer) used in the treatment of certain types of roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm infections in dogs.
Panacur C (fenbendazole) is available over the counter (OTC) as granules in three packs of 1gm packets, 2gm packets or 4gm packets.
How this medicine should be used:
Fenbendazole is FDA approved for use in dogs only. The usual dose for dogs, based on weight using the chart below, is given once a day for 3 consecutive days. The medication can be mixed with a small amount of your pet's usual food. Dry dog food may require slight moistening to allow for proper mixing. Medicated food must be fully consumed to be effective.
Dog Weight Packet Size*
0-10 pounds 1 gram
11-20 pounds 2 gram
21-30 pounds 1 gram + 2 gram
31-40 pounds 4 gram
41-50 pounds 1 gram + 4 gram
51-60 pounds 2 gram + 4 gram
61-80 pounds Two 4 gram
Over 80 pounds Use combinations to obtain recommended dose
*packet size is the daily dose. The dog must be treated with this dose for 3 days in a row.
What are the side effects:
Side effects of fenbendazole are rare but may include loose stools.
What special precautions are there:
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. Because humans can contract roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm from pets, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.
In the event of an overdose:
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
How should I store this medication:
Store this medication at controlled room temperature (59-86ºF).
This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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