Cestex Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Cestex used for?
Epsiprantel is an anthelminthic (dewormer) used to treat tapeworm infections in dogs and cats.
- How Cestex should be used?
The usual dose of epsiprantel in dogs is 2.5mg/pound as a single dose. The usual dose in cats is 1.25mg/pound given as a single dose. Fasting is not required nor is it recommended.
- What are the side effects?
No side effects were observed during clinical field trials.
- What special precautions are there?
Do not give this medication to kittens and puppies under 7 weeks of age. Because humans can contract 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 overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
- How should I store Cestex?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store tablets at room temperature away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.