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Drugs for Intestinal Helminths of Cats Approved in the US and UK

Drugs for Intestinal Helminths of Cats Approved in the US and UK

Drug or Drug Combination

Dosage (mg/kg)

Route of Administration

Helminths Active Againsta

Approved only in US

Epsiprantel

2.75, once

PO

Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis

Ivermectin

0.024, monthly

PO

Ancylostoma tubaeforme, Ancylostoma braziliense

Milbemycin oxime

2, monthly

PO

Toxocara cati, A tubaeforme

Piperazine (various salts)

48–88, onceb, d

PO

T cati, Toxascaris leonina

Praziquantel

4.6–10, once

PO

D caninum, T taeniaeformis

Praziquantel

5–10, once

SC, IM

D caninum, T taeniaeformis

Praziquantel + pyrantel pamoate

5/20, once

PO

T cati, A tubaeforme, D caninum, T taeniaeformis

Eprinomectin + praziquantel

0.51/10.0, monthly

Topical

T cati, A tubaeforme, A braziliense, D caninum, Echinococcus multilocularis

Moxidectin + fluralaner

2/40, monthly

Topical

T cati, A tubaeforme

Selamectin + sarolaner

6/1, monthly

Topical

T cati, A tubaeforme

Approved only in UK

Fenbendazole

100 once, or 50 daily for 3 days

PO

T cati, T leonina, Ancylostoma spp, Uncinaria spp, Taenia spp, Aelurostrongylus abstrusus

Praziquantel

5, once

PO

D caninum, T taeniaeformis, E multilocularisc

Praziquantel

8

Topical

D caninum, Taenia spp, E multilocularis

Milbemycin oxime + praziquantel

2/5 monthly

PO

T cati, A tubaeforme, D caninum, Taenia spp, E multilocularis

Praziquantel + pyrantel embonate

5/57.5, once

PO

T cati, T leoninac, A tubaeformec, A braziliensec, D caninum, T taeniaeformis, E multilocularis, Mesocestoides sppc, Joyeuxiella pasqualeic

Eprinomectin + praziquantel + fipronil + methoprene

0.5/10/10/12, monthly

Topical

T cati, T leonina, A tubaeforme, A braziliense, Ancylostoma ceylanicum, D caninum, T taeniaeformis, E multilocularis, J pasqualei, Joyeuxiella fuhrmanni, A abstrusus, Capillaria plica, Troglostrongylus brevior

Approved in both US and UK

Emodepside + praziquantel

3/12, once

Topical

T cati, T leoninae, A tubaeforme, D caninum, T taeniaeformis, E multilocularise, A abstrususce

Moxidectin + imidacloprid

1/10, monthly

Topical

T cati, A tubaeforme, A abstrususce, Eucoleus aerophiluse, Thelazia callipaedace

Selamectin

6, monthly

Topical

T cati, A tubaeforme

a Many of these drugs are also approved for use against other types of parasites (eg, fleas, heartworm) not listed here.

b Repeat in 10–14 days for most products

c Only some products

d Only in the US

e Only in the UK