Panacur Oral Paste (Fenbendazole)
What is Panacur Oral Paste (Fenbendazole) used for?
Panacur Oral Paste (Fenbendazole) is an oral anthelmintic medication prescribed to treat cats or dogs suffering from parasite infections affecting the gastrointestinal or respiratory tract. The medication operates by disabling and killing the parasites allowing them to be expelled naturally through the digestive tract. Your veterinarian may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Panacur Oral Paste (Fenbendazole)?
Always use Panacur Oral Paste (Fenbendazole) according to your veterinarian's instructions and those included with the packaging to get the most effective results from treatment. The medication comes in premeasured applicators and is dispensed in graduated doses. The typical dosage is two graduations administered two to four times each year for each kilogram of body weight of an adult animal, but the best dosage will depend on your pet's age, weight, health, the condition being treated, and the severity of its symptoms. Lower doses may be required for pets below the age of six months. These doses should be administered orally by squeezing the paste onto the back of the tongue after a meal. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Panacur Oral Paste (Fenbendazole)?
Panacur Oral Paste (Fenbendazole) may cause side effects in some pets such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian as soon as possible if you witness any unusual or worrying symptoms such as vomiting, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, tremors, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Panacur Oral paste (Fenbendazole) is only meant to treat dogs and cats and should never be used to treat other animals including humans. Do not administer the medication to pets that are pregnant or allergic to fenbendazole. It is also important to wash your hands after each application and wear rubber gloves during administration to prevent the medication from contacting your skin or mucous membranes.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Panacur Oral paste (Fenbendazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.