Profender Topical Wormer for Cats
What is Profender?This is a topical deworming medication that is used to control and treat hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms in cats.
What are the benefits of Profender?
- Safe and easy to use.
- Effective in the control/treatment of hookworms, tapeworms, and roundworms.
- One-time application on the skin (topically).
Formulated for: cats 8 weeks of age and older.
How is this medication given? Apply topically (on the skin) and use the entire contents of one tube for each application. The correct dose for your cat is based on his/her body weight.
Simply twist the cap off the tube and part your pets hair at the base of the neck until you can visualize your cats skin. Empty all liquid directly on the desired site on the skin. Lift the tube away from the skin before releasing pressure on the tube. Do not apply if your cats hair coat and skin are wet.
Keep your cat and other pets in the home from licking the application site until it is completely dry.
How does this medication work? Praziquantel is the active ingredient in Profender. It is compounded with emodepside . Both ingredients work together to eradicate hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. Profender is absorbed rapidly through the skin into the bloodstream and ultimately reached the gastrointestinal tract where it is effective in killing susceptible parasites.
What results can I expect? Profender will kill susceptible parasites that are present in the intestine at the time of treatment. Cats should receive treatments every 3 months and kittens should receive treatment at 8 and 12 weeks and every 3 months thereafter to prevent future infestations. Reinfection can occur from the environment and contact with other infected pets.
What form(s) does Profender come in? topical liquid.
Generic Name: emodepside + praziquantel (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Profender
Dose and Administration: Profender should be applied on the skin. Do not use orally.
Apply directly on the skin and do not apply when the skin is broken or when the hair coat is wet.
Dosing is based on body weight. Follow the manufacturers directions for application. One treatment is usually sufficient to kill susceptible parasites. If re-infection occurs, you can re-treat with Profender after 30 days if necessary.
Uses: Profender is used to treat and control common intestinal parasites (hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms) in cats.
Possible Side Effects: Profender is generally well-tolerated but some side effects may occur. These include excessive grooming, salivation, hair loss, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and tremors. Other side effects may occur.
Call your veterinarian at once if your cat is acting sick in any way after being treated with Profender.
Drug and Food Interactions: Tell your veterinarian about all medications and supplements your pet is taking to make sure Profender can be given safely.
Precautions: Do not use on kittens under 8 weeks old or in kittens weighing less than 2.2 lbs. Safe use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating pets has not been established.
Use caution with sick or debilitated animals under the strict supervision of a veterinarian.
Pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should avoid direct contact with, or wear disposable gloves when applying this product.
Storage: Store at room temperature out of reach from children and pets.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Profender.