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What is Droncit for cats and dogs?

Droncit is an effective tapeworm treatment available for dogs and cats. Droncit 50 mg tablets may be used to treat dogs or cats, while Droncit 20 mg spot-on solution is for use with cats only.

The product is effective against mature and immature forms of the most widespread tapeworms including Dipylidium caninum and Taenia species. The product is also effective against Echinococcus multilocularis.

The active ingredient, Praziquantel, works by damaging the tapeworm’s skin and causing it to disintegrate before being eliminated by the pet’s immune system.


  • Dog and cat formula is great for multi-pet households
  • Effective against mature and immature tapeworm
  • No need for fasting before tablet administration
  • Spot-on treatment means less distress for cats
  • Safe for pregnant or lactating animals

Is Droncit suitable for my pet?

Droncit tablets are suitable for adult cats, and for dogs weighing at least 2.5 kg. Droncit spot-on is suitable for cats weighing 1 kg or over.

Droncit may be used with pregnant or lactating animals.

Dosage Schedule

Droncit tablets for cats and dogs

A single dose of Droncit is all that is needed. However, for dogs in rural areas and or dogs that work with livestock this dose should be repeated every four weeks. For ongoing preventative treatment, Droncit may be given every three months.

Body weight (dog) Tablets administered Total Praziquantel (mg)
2.5-5 kg ½ 25
5-10 kg 1 50
10-20 kg 2 100
20-30 kg 3 150
Over 30 kg 1 per 10kg body weight  
Adult cats ½ 25

The tablet should be placed directly in the animal’s mouth and pushed towards the back of the tongue. Alternatively, it can be wrapped in meat or butter and offered directly, or crushed and added to food.

Droncit spot-on for cats

Droncit spot-on should be applied at monthly intervals, or when tapeworm infection reappears. The number of tubes to be used depends on your cat’s body weight, equivalent to 1 tube per 2.5 kg body weight.

Body weight Tubes administered Total Praziquantel (mg)
1-2.5 kg 1 20
2.5-5 kg 2 40
Over 5 kg 3 60

What are the side effects of Droncit?

Droncit tablets

Reported side effects include drowsiness, drooling, staggering and nausea.

Droncit spot-on

Temporary skin irritation may occur at the site of application.

What precautions must be taken?

Droncit tablets

  • Do not administer to unweaned kittens or puppies.
  • Do not administer to dogs weighing less than 2.5 kg.

Droncit spot-on

  • For topical use only.
  • For feline use only.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after use.
  • Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other.
  • Do not stroke or groom the cat until the product is dry.
  • Do not use on cats weighing less than 2.2 pounds (1 kg).

Droncit for Cats & Dogs

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