Uses: For the treatment and control of Roundworms (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala), Whipworms (Trichuris vulpis), and Tapeworms (Taenia pisiformis).
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasitism.
Panacur C (fenbendazole) is a broad spectrum parasiticide used to treat hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms in dogs.
Dogs (6 weeks of age or older)
- Can be added to food
- FDA approved for use in dogs
- Side effects are rare
How it works:
Fenbendazole is a member of the benzimidizole group of anti-parasite medications which makes it a relatively broad-spectrum medication. It binds to parasitic proteins which leads to damaging the integrity and the transport function of cells in parasites.
Side effects are rare, but may include loose stools. Since humans can contract roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms from pets, it's important to maintain good personal hygiene. It's also important to eliminate fleas and to not feed your pet uncooked meat or fish. To prevent re-infection, clean up stools on a daily basis.
How this medicine should be used:
Fenbendazole is FDA approved for use in dogs only. The usual dose for dogs, based on weight using the chart below, is given once a day for 3 consecutive days. The medication can be mixed with a small amount of the animal's usual food. Dry dog food may require slight moistening to allow for proper mixing. Medicated food must be fully consumed to be effective.
Dog Weight Packet Size*
10 pounds 1 gram
20 pounds 2 gram
30 pounds 1 gram + 2 gram
40 pounds 4 gram
50 pounds 1 gram + 4 gram
60 pounds 2 gram + 4 gram
80 pounds Two 4 gram
Over 80 pounds Use combinations to obtain recommended dose
*packet size is the daily dose. The dog must be treated with this dose for 3 days in a row.
What are the side effects:
Side effects of fenbendazole are rare but may include loose stools.
What special precautions are there:
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. Because humans can contract roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm from pets, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended.
In the event of an overdose:
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
How should I store this medication:
Store this medication at controlled room temperature (59-86ºF).