What is Panacur?
Panacur is a prescription medication used to control and remove roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and certain tapeworms.
Who is it for?
Panacur is for dogs and some zoo animals.
What are the benefits?
||Controls roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and certain tapeworms
||Powder form allows for accurate dosing
||Excellent safety profile
How does Panacur work?
Panacur oral dewormer contains fenbendazole, which kills parasites by disrupting their energy metabolism.
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
Panacur is given orally and mixed with a small amount of food. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. In most cases, it must be given for multiple consecutive days.
What results can I expect?
Panacur will safely remove roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and Taenia pisiformis (a tapeworm). It will not prevent reinfection with these parasites.
What form(s) does it come in?
Panacur comes in granules.
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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Panacur?
Have your veterinarian explain the other treatment options that may be available to treat your pet's condition.
Some intestinal parasites, such as hookworms and roundworms can be spread to people. Talk to your veterinarian about other measures you can take to prevent your pet from being infected with intestinal worms, and protecting yourself.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is receiving. Also tell your veterinarian if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once. Contact your veterinarian to determine if additional doses will be needed.
What is the most important information I should know?
Panacur is mixed with the food, so it is very important that the pet eat all of the food and consume all of the Panacur.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in animals who are hypersensitive (allergic) to it.
What side effects may be seen when taking Panacur?
Rare. May see vomiting.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication or has a reaction to the dying parasites, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How is it stored?
Store at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
Panacur is a very safe drug. Adverse reactions and toxicities are unlikely. If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or if you observe any unusual signs, symptoms, or behaviors, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Panacur?
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your pet is taking while your pet is receiving fenbendazole. There are no known drug or food interactions.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the
Patient Information Sheet on this medication.