Price Comparisons for cestex

 

cestex

Cestex (epsiprantel) is an oral medication used to treat tapeworm infections in dogs and cats.

For:

Benefits:

How it works: Cestex is an anthelminthic (dewormer). It paralyzes the tapeworm which causes it to lose its grip on your pet's intestinal wall. The tapeworm is then digested with no sign of the parasite seen in the stool after treatment.

Cautions: In very rare instances, vomiting or diarrhea may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

 

Ingredients

Cestex:
Ingredient (per tablet) Strength
Epsiprantel 12.5 mg
Other Ingredients: Film coating, lactose

Dosage & Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Cestex should be given as a single dose. Cestex can be given with or without food. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Cestex at room temperature. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

Directions:

Tip: Cestex can be given with or without food, and fasting is not necessary or recommended.

 

Dosage:

Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Puppies: (7 weeks of age or older)

Up to 5 lbs

Give 12.5mg as a single dose

 

6-10 lbs

Give 25mg as a single dose

 

11-20 lbs

Give 50mg as a single dose

 

21-40 lbs

Give 100mg as a single dose

 

41-50 lbs

Give 125mg as a single dose

 

51-60 lbs

Give 150mg as a single dose

 

61-80 lbs

Give 200mg as a single dose

 

81-90 lbs

Give 225mg as a single dose

 

91-100 lbs

Give 250mg as a single dose

  Over 100 lbs Give 2.5mg per pound of pet’s body weight rounding up to the next whole tablet combination
Cats/Kittens: (7 weeks of age or older) Up to 10 lbs
Give 12.5mg as a single dose 
  11-20 lbs Give 25mg as a single dose
Horses: X X
Storage: Store this product at room temperature.

Possible side effects of Cestex: No side effects were observed during clinical field trials. In very rare instances, vomiting or diarrhea may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

If you miss giving a dose: Cestex is given as a single dose one time.

If you overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Cestex overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while giving Cestex: Do not give Cestex to kittens and puppies less than 7 weeks of age. Because humans can contract tapeworm from pets it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.

What other drugs will affect Cestex: There are no known drug interactions.