Cestem tablets for dogs
Cestem is an oral wormer for dogs containing the active ingredients Febantel, Pyrantel and Praziquantel.
Dosing: 1 tablet (small/medium dog) per 10kg or 1 tablet (large dog) per 35kg
Can be given with or without food.
The dosing program should be established by the veterinary surgeon.
As a general rule, puppies should be treated at 2 weeks of age and every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age. Thereafter they should be treated at 3 month intervals. It is advisable to treat the bitch at the same time as the puppies.
For the control of Toxocara canis, nursing bitches should be dosed 2 weeks after giving birth and every two weeks until weaning.
For routine worm control adult dogs should be treated every 3 months.
In case of confirmed single infestation by cestode or by nematode, a monovalent product containing a cestocide or a nematocide alone should be preferred
Indications for use:
Treatment of mixed infections by adult cestodes and nematodes of the following species:
Ascarids: Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina (adult and late immature forms).
Hookworms: Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma caninum (adults).
Whipworms: Trichuris vulpis (adults).
Tapeworms: Echinococcus spp., Taenia spp., Dipylidium caninum (adult and immature forms).
Fleas serve as intermediate hosts for one common type of tapeworm – Dipylidium caninum. Tapeworm infestation may reoccur unless control of intermediate hosts such as fleas, mice etc is undertaken.
The product is not recommended for use in puppies of less than 3 kg bodyweight.
Do not use simultaneously with piperazine, as the anthelmintic effects of pyrantel and piperazine may be antagonized.
Pregnancy: Do not use in pregnant bitches during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy.
Lactation: The product may be used during lactation
Link to the SPC for Cestem Flavoured Tablets for Medium and Small Dogs:
Link to the SPC for Cestem Flavoured Tablets for Large Dogs: