Drontal Plus (Praziquantel) Customer Reviews

Drontal Plus

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This is a veterinary medication with broad-spectrum efficacy, designed specifically for dogs to effectively combat tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. Its formulation contains three active ingredients: praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate, and febantel. Praziquantel functions by internally compromising the parasite’s integument, leading to its disintegration and subsequent elimination through the host’s immune system. Pyrantel exhibits activity against hookworms and ascarids. Febantel is active against nematode parasites, including whipworms.

Uses and Dosage

Administer praziquantel according to the veterinarian’s instructions. If you have any doubts or uncertainties about the directions, seek clarification from your pharmacist or veterinarian.

praziquantel should be administered as a single dose. The recommended dosages for small tablets (22.7 mg) are as follows: 1/2 tablet for dogs weighing 2-4 lbs, 1 tablet for dogs weighing 5-7 lbs, 1 1/2 tablets for dogs weighing 8-12 lbs, 2 tablets for dogs weighing 13-18 lbs, and 2 1/2 tablets for dogs weighing 19-25 lbs.

For medium tablets (68 mg), the usual dosages are: 1 tablet for dogs weighing 26-30 lbs, 1 1/2 tablets for dogs weighing 31-44 lbs, and 2 tablets for dogs weighing 45-60 lbs.

As for large tablets (136 mg), the recommended dosages are: 1 tablet for dogs weighing 45-60 lbs, 1 1/2 tablets for dogs weighing 61-90 lbs, and 2 tablets for dogs weighing 91-120 lbs.

The tablets can be mixed with food, and there is no requirement or recommendation for fasting prior to administration.

Side Effects

Side effects with praziquantel are rare, but may include:

  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • lethargy
  • drooling
  • decreased appetite


The management of parasitic diseases in pets often necessitates the use of multiple medications due to the diverse array of parasites that can infect them. The commonly employed drugs for treating or controlling nematode intestinal worms and heartworms are generally ineffective in combating tapeworms. Praziquantel, however, exhibits potent activity against various types of tapeworms and is commonly employed as a parasite-control medication.

While praziquantel is generally considered safe and effective under veterinary prescription, it can induce adverse effects in certain animals. Avoid administering praziquantel to animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to the drug.

Praziquantel is not recommended for use in animals that are younger than 4 weeks old.

In instances where the injectable form of praziquantel is utilized, there is a possibility of experiencing pain, inflammation, and swelling at the injection site.

Form and Strength

Drontal Plus is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • praziquantel tablet:

    • 50/144/150mg


Can I give Drontal Plus for dogs to my cat?

No, Drontal Plus is intended only for use in dogs. Although Drontal and Drontal Plus share two of the same active ingredients, these medications contain species-specific formulations and are dosed by weight differently in dogs and cats.

How long does it take for Drontal Plus to kick in?

Drontal Plus starts working as soon as it is ingested. Worms, if present, may or may not appear in the droppings for up to 48 hours after treatment.


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