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Tapeworm Dewormer (praziquantel tablets) for cats

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Tapeworm Dewormer (praziquantel tablets) for cats

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Elanco US

Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism. Consult your veterinarian before administering the tablets to weak or debilitated animals.

Each tablet contains 23 mg praziquantel.


Tapeworm Dewormer (praziquantel tablets) are sized for easy oral administration to either adult cats or kittens. The tablets may be crumbled and mixed with the feed.

USES: TAPEWORM DEWORMER (praziquantel tablets) will remove the common tapeworms, Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis, from cats and kittens.

Dosage and Administration

Tapeworm Dewormer (praziquantel tablets) may be given directly in the mouth or crumbled and mixed with the food. Administer to cats and kittens* only as follows:

Body Weight (lbs)

No. of Tablets

4 pounds and under

1/2 tablet

5-11 pounds

1 tablet

Over 11 pounds

1 1/2 tablets

*Not intended for use in kittens less than 6 weeks of age.


RETREATMENT: Steps should be taken to control fleas and rodents on the premises in order to prevent reinfection; otherwise, retreatment will be necessary. This is especially true in cases of tapeworms transmitted by fleas (Dipylidium caninum) where reinfection is almost certain to occur if fleas are not removed from the animal and its environment. If reinfection occurs, tapeworm segments may be observed within one month of the initial treatment.

Side Effects

Isolated incident of either salivation or diarrhea have been reported following treatment, but were considered non-significant. If these signs are observed and they persist, consult your veterinarian.

Questions? For product questions, to report side effects, or for a copy of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS), call Elanco Product & Veterinary Support at 888-545-5973.

For additional information about reporting side effects for animal drugs, contact FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or


Keep out of the reach of children. Not for human use.

How Supplied

Bottle of 3 scored tablets. Each scored tablet contains 23 mg praziquantel.

STORAGE CONDITIONS: Store at less than or equal to 25°C (77°F).

Manufactured for:

Elanco US Inc., Greenfield, IN 46140 U.S.A

Approved by FDA under NADA # 111-798

Elanco and the diagonal bar logo are trademarks of Elanco or its affiliates.

Made in China

© 2022 Elanco or its affiliates

Revised: March 2022



CPN: 1131205.0

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