Milbemax for dogs and puppies are tablets that are prescribed for de-worming and prevention in mixed and mono-invasions, which are caused by banded and roundworms.
This is a product of French origin, the company Novartis. Milbamax tablets for dogs are produced in two versions:
- For puppies and young dogs (consisting of 25 mg of praziquantel and 2.5 mg of milbemycin oxime)
- For adult dogs (125 mg praziquantel and 12.5 mg milbomycin oxime).
There are also auxiliary components:
- microcrystalline cellulose,
- Sodium croscarmellose,
- Lactose monohydrate and others.
Milbemax for dogs is a combined anthelmintic preparation that acts on both nematodes and cestodocids. Milbemycin oxime in the preparation is active against larvae and adult nematodes, which parasitize in the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. Under its action, the permeability of cell membranes for chlorine ions increases, which ultimately leads to paralysis and death of the parasite.
Praziquantel causes membrane depolarization, destruction of the tegument and muscle contraction, which leads to the death of the parasite. The action of the drug begins within 2 to 4 hours after its administration. It is excreted mainly with urine for two days. By the degree of impact on the body, Milbemax refers to moderately hazardous substances.
In therapeutic and preventive doses do not have a sensitizing, teratogenic and embryotoxic effect, however they are toxic to fish.
Contraindication to the use of the drug is an increased individual sensitivity of the dog to its components, as well as severe violations of the liver and kidneys. Also, it is impossible to give Milbemax a depleted and infectious diseases to animals, puppies younger than two weeks of age and with a body weight of less than 0.5 kg.
Tablets for adult animals are intended only for dogs with a body weight of more than 5 kg. In connection with the increased sensitivity of dogs of certain breeds to macrocyclic lactones, the drug is not recommended to give puppies breeds of Bobtail, Collie and Sheltie . Pregnant and nursing bitches Milbemax are given under the supervision of a veterinarian.
Instructions for the use of milbemax for dogs and dosage
Milbemax tablets are given to the dog once during feeding. After feeding, they are forced into the root of the tongue or in a fragmented form mixed in a small amount of food. The dose is calculated based on the body weight of the dog. For 1 kg of weight should be 5 mg praziquantel and 0.5 mg milbemycin oxime.
Thus, puppies weighing 0.5 to 1 kg are given half of a puppy tablet, children weighing from 1 to 5 kg have one tablet, and from 5 to 10 kg, 2 tablets. Adult dogs weighing from 5 to 25 kg are given one tablet. Large tablets (25-50 kg) are laid two tablets, and gigants (50-75 kg) - three tablets. Before de-worming using this drug, laxatives and a pre-hunger diet are not required.
To get the dog out of Angiostrongylus vasorum parasites, the Milbemax tablets at the same dose are administered four times at intervals of a week. The drug is also used to prevent dirofilariasis in dysfunctional regions before the summer of 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. If there is a significant overdose, the dog may have:
- Oppressed state,
- Paresis of muscles,
- Trembling or uneven gait.
During the day, these symptoms pass without the use of medicines. Milbemax should not be used in conjunction with other macrocyclic lactones.
The cost of the drug depends on its dosage. So, Milbemax for puppies and small dogs costs about 160 rubles for a blister with two tablets. Milbemax for adult dogs costs about 450 rubles per blister with two tablets.
Reviews for milbemaks for dogs
Reference number 1
I give Milbemax to my pets for the second year. For prophylaxis I drive worms to dogs every three months. The animals are not sick or weak. As for me, this is the best drug. In general, I trust Novartis. Before launching the drug on sale, this company always has it for many months, and then tests for years.
Reference number 2
I used these pills for sucking puppies. Unlike many other drugs, our kids did not get riled and did not cry. The clasts really came out and after that they were not diagnosed. Now I'm going to use only Milbemax on litters. And I give adult dogs too. It's a pity that it comes to Russia with interruptions.
Ira, St. Petersburg
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