Panacur (fenbendazole) is a potent anthelmintic drug that can be used to treat and control hookworms, roundworms, Taenia tapeworms and whipworms in your pet. It is available in a convenient powder form that can be easily mixed into your pet’s food. It works by interrupting the energy metabolism of parasites, starving them and ultimately killing them. This medication also kills any immature forms of the worm, such as eggs or larvae.
This product comes in a palatable flavoured suspension and powder form that can be easily mixed into your dog’s food. It is well tolerated and has a low incidence of side effects in most pets. However, it is important to discuss the potential side effects with your veterinarian before beginning any treatment regimen. Some dogs may develop nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain from the medication. In addition, the medication should not be given to dogs with liver or kidney disease.
Fenbendazole is a benzimidazole-class compound that has been used for decades to treat parasitic infections in animals. It works by interfering with the microtubule polymerization in parasitic organisms. This causes the organisms to lose their ability to function and die. It is also thought that fenbendazole has immunomodulatory properties and may be beneficial for immune-mediated diseases.
This medication is not FDA approved for use in cats or kittens, but your veterinarian can prescribe it to treat certain parasites in these species. This is called extra-label use and is legal under veterinary medicine law in the US. fenbendazole powder