What is Drontal?

Drontal is indicated for the control of all gastrointestinal worms in dogs including roundworm (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), hookworm (Ancylstoma caninum, Ancylstoma braziliense, Ancyclostoma ceylanicum and Uncinaria stenocephala), whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) and tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus, Diplylidium caninum, Taenia spp., Taenia ovis, Taenia pisiformis and Taenia hydatigena). In addition it controls the shedding of oocytes of the protozoal parasite, Giardia sp.

What are the active ingredients in Drontal and how do they work?

Drontal contains praziquantel, pyrantel and febantel. All three active ingredients act by disrupting the nervous system of the worms resulting in their paralysis and death.

How often is Drontal administered?

  • Drontal is administered orally. The frequency of administration is dependent on the age of the puppy and what other parasite prevention products the puppy or dog is receiving. This is due to the fact that many products may already control several of the gastrointestinal worms that dogs can be affected by.
  • As a general rule puppies should be wormed at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age and then every month until they are 6 months of age. After this they are wormed every 3 months or as advised by a veterinarian.
  • In areas where hydatid tapeworm is a problem dogs should be wormed every 6 weeks. Local veterinary advice should be sought on this matter.
  • For the treatment of Giardia sp. Drontal needs to be given for 3 consecutive days and repeated as per veterinary advice.