Instructions for use milbemaks tablets for dogs

Milbemaks for dogs and puppies are pills that are prescribed for deworming and prophylaxis for mixed and mono-invasions, which are caused by tape and roundworms.

This is a drug produced in France, the company Novartis. Available milbemaks tablets for dogs in two versions:

  1. for puppies and young dogs (consisting of 25 mg of praziquantel and 2.5 mg of milbemycin oxime)
  2. for adult dogs (125 mg praziquantel and 12.5 mg milbemycin oxime).

There are also auxiliary components:

  • microcrystalline cellulose,
  • povidone,
  • sodium croscarmelose,
  • lactose monohydrate and others.

Pharmacological properties

Milbemaks for dogs is a combined anthelmintic drug that acts on both nematodes and cestocidal. Milbemycin oxime in the composition of the drug is active against larvae and imago nematodes, which are parasitic in the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. Under its action, the permeability of cell membranes to chlorine ions increases, which ultimately leads to paralysis and death of the parasite.

Praziquantel causes membrane depolarization, destruction of the tegument and contraction of the musculature, which leads to the death of the parasite. The effect of the drug begins within 2 to 4 hours after its administration. It is removed mainly with urine within two days. According to the degree of impact on the body Milbemaks refers to moderately hazardous substances.

In therapeutic and prophylactic doses they do not have a sensitizing, teratogenic and embryotoxic action, but are toxic to fish.

Contraindications

Contraindications to the use of the drug is an increased individual sensitivity of the dog to its components, as well as pronounced disorders of the liver and kidneys. Also, you should not give Milbemaks to animals that are exhausted and sick of infectious diseases, puppies younger than two weeks of age and with a body weight less than 0.5 kg.

Tablets for adult animals are intended only for dogs weighing more than 5 kg. Due to the increased sensitivity of dogs of certain breeds to macrocyclic lactones, the drug is not recommended to give puppies of the breed bobtail, collie and sheltie. Milbemaks are given to pregnant and lactating females under the supervision of a veterinarian.

Instructions for use milbemaks for dogs and dosage

Milbemaks tablets give the dog once during feeding. After feeding, they are forcibly injected onto the root of a tongue or mixed in a shredded form into a small amount of feed. The dose is calculated based on the body weight of the dog. For 1 kg of weight, 5 mg of praziquantel and 0.5 mg of milbemycin oxime should fall.

So, puppies weighing from 0.5 to 1 kg give half a puppy tablet, babies weighing from 1 to 5 kg give one tablet, and from 5 to 10 kg give 2 tablets. Adult dogs weighing 5 to 25 kg are given one tablet. For large dogs (25-50 kg), two tablets are put, and for giants (50-75 kg) - three tablets. Before deworming with the help of this drug, the use of laxatives and a preliminary starvation diet is not required.

To rid the dog of the parasites Angiostrongylus vasorum, Milbemaks tablets in the same dose are used four times with an interval of a week. The drug is also used to prevent dirofilariasis in regions that are unfavorable for the disease before the beginning of the summer mosquitoes and mosquitoes once, and then once a month until the end of the season.

When using the drug according to the instructions, side effects and complications are not observed. With a significant overdose, the dog may experience:

  • salivation,
  • depression,
  • muscle paresis
  • trembling or uneven gait.

During the day, these symptoms disappear without the use of drugs. Milbemaks should not be used in conjunction with other macrocyclic lactones.

Price

The cost of the drug depends on its dosage. So, Milbemaks for puppies and small dogs costs about 160 rubles for a blister with two pills. Milbemaks for adult dogs costs about 450 rubles for a blister with two pills.

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