Broad spectrum antihelminthic for dogs and cats
250 mg tablet contains:
Active substances: Albendazole 50mg; Levamisole 30mg;
Excipients (lactose, starch, aerosil, talcum, avicel, magnesium stearate) up to 250 mg
Albendazole is a broad spectrum endoparasiticide which acts against tapeworms (Echiococcus pp., Taenia spp., Dipylidium caninum, Mesocestoides spp.) and roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum, Trichuris vulpis) in dogs and cats;
Levamisole acts against larval and adult forms of gastrointestinal and pulmonary roundworms that developed benzimidazole derivatives resistance (Ancylostoma, Toxascaris, Toxocara, Filaroides, Dirofilaria, Capilaria).
Levamisole is also a non-specific immunostimulant for both humoral and cell immunity.
Dogs and cats
Paracan is indicated for the control of helminthes such as cestodes, nematodes, regardless of location:
- Dog Nematodes: Toxocara canis, Ancylostoma caninum;
- Dog and cat Nematodes: Toxocara leonina, Uncinaria stenocephala, Capillaria spp.,
- Dog cestodes: Echinococcus spp.
- Dog and cat cestodes: Taenia spp, Mesocestoides spp.
Do not use in severe kidney or liver failures;
Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the active substance or any excipient.
Unknown if recommended doses are used.
METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION
1 tablet per 5 kg of body weight is administered daily for two consecutive days
Avoid the following actions since they increase the risk of resistance occurrence and thus treatment could be ineffective:
- long-term frequent and repeated use of same class antiparasitics;
- underdosage as a result of inaccurate determination of body weight.
In case of massive infection of the animal, adverse reactions, intestinal or bile duct obstructions can occur due to parasite death.
Administer Paracan individually.
At overdose side effects can occur: anxiety, irritability, sialorrhea which subside without treatment within 2 – 3 hours.
Do not use during pregnancy since albendazole is associated with teratogenic and embryo toxicity effects.
Avoid using at the same time with products containing organophosphate insecticides. Administer these products 14 before or after Paracan.
Bottles of 20 tablets; blisters of 10 tablets.