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What Is Panacur Suspension?

| Updated September 26, 2017

Panacur Suspension is a prescription medicine for deworming dogs and cats. The medication treats adults as well as puppies and kittens. The oral suspension consists of fenbendazole, an anti-parasitic substance that destroys parasites through energy metabolism interference.

Panacur Suspension Use

Panacur Suspension is a *broad spectrum anthelmintic*. It treats household cats and dogs who have mature and immature nematode infections in the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. Veterinarians frequently recommend this medication for pets as a means of stopping gastrointestinal parasites.

Panacur Suspension commonly serves in treating numerous kinds of tapeworm, roundworm, whipworm and hookworm infections. Taenia pisiformis is an example of a specific tapeworm that this drug routinely treats. Although the medication eliminates worms from pets' intestines and stomachs, it is not effective for stopping reinfection.

While fenbendazole is regularly administered to felines in an extra-label capacity, it has U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval solely for canines.

Administration and Dosage

If your vet suggests Panacur Suspension for your pet, she'll provide you with guidelines regarding how exactly to administer the oral medication. She'll also give you highly specific dosage rules. Always abide carefully by the vet's exact instructions. Panacur is generally prescribed for several days in a row.

Panacur Suspension goes on dogs' food effectively unnoticed, since it's a liquid, but you don't have to blend it into a pet's food. You can administer Panacur Suspension straight into a pet's mouth with a syringe or dropper.

Fenbendazole is available in granule and paste form, too. To administer fenbendazole in granule form, blend the granules into the pet food. Panacur paste is frequently administered to young kittens and puppies, particularly in cases when they haven't been weaned yet.

Side Effects and Allergic Reactions

Side effects of Panacur are uncommon but possible. Some animals vomit or experience loose stools. Nausea is possible. You might notice dead worms in a pet's bowel movement.

Allergic reactions are possible: Some pets develop allergic reactions to Panacur itself, while others develop allergic reactions to dying parasites. Common indications of allergic reactions include vomiting, abrupt diarrhea, hives, swelling of the face, shock, scratching, gum paleness, seizures and cold limbs. Some animals with allergic reactions go into coma.

If you have any reason to think your pet is experiencing an allergic reaction, take him to the veterinarian without delay for an evaluation.

Exercise Caution

Since Panacur Suspension is generally highly safe for use in animals, poisoning and adverse reactions are few and far between. Animals who have verified allergies to the medication should never use it. If your vet suggests Panacur Suspension for your pet, alert her to all of the medicines, supplements and vitamins he might be using. Panacur Suspension doesn't have any confirmed food interactions or drug interactions.