Fenbendazole (Panicur) - A guide and description for use

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Fenbendazole (Panicur) - A guide and description for use

Post  Admin on Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:10 pm

Fenbendazole
Hoechst brand names: Panacur and Safe-Guard, Intervet Panacur and Panacur Rabbit

Fenbendazoleis a broad spectrum benzimidazole anthelmintic used against gastrointestinal parasites including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, the taenia species of tapeworms, pinworms, aelurostrongylus, paragonimiasis, strongyles and strongyloides and can be administered to sheep, cattle, horses, fish, dogs, cats, rabbits and seals. Drug interactions may occur if using bromsalan flukicides (Dibromsalan, Tribromsalan).

Uses of Fenbendazole

Fenbendazole is used to removal certain gastrointestinal parasites from the stomach and intestines of animals.

Fenbendazole is effective against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, certain tapeworms and parasites called strongyles and strongyloides. Fenbendazole is also effective against certain parasites of the bronchial tree and lungs (Aelurostrongylus and Paragonimiasis).

Precautions and Side Effects


While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, fenbendazole can cause side effects in some animals.

Fenbendazole should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.

Infrequently, vomiting can occur after administration. The presence of dead worms in the stool may infrequently be observed.

How Fenbendazole Is Supplied


Fenbendazole is available in 222 mg/gram granules, 222 mg/gram suspensions and 100 mg/gram pastes.

Dosing Information

Hepatic worms Fenbendazole (Panacur)* 50-100mg/kg PO rep q 2 wks 2-3x
Hookworms Fenbendazole (Panacur) 50-100mg/kg PO rep q 2 wks 2-3x rep q 2 wks until
negative fecals obtained†

Lungworms Fenbendazole (Panacur) 50-100mg/kg PO rep q 1wks 2-3x
Pinworm Fenbendazole (Panacur) 100mg/kg PO rep q 2 wks until negative fecals obtained ‡
Roundworm Fenbendazole (Panacur) 50-100mg/kg PO rep in 2-3 wks 100 PO rep in 2 wks 25 PO rep q 2 d for 3 wks
Strongyles Fenbendazole (Panacur) 50-100mg/kg PO rep q 2 wks
Pentastomids Fenbendazole (Panacur) 50-100mg/kg PO rep in 2 wks
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