Kiwof Plus / Kiwof Plus XL Tablets
Manufactured by: SAVA Vet / SAVA Healthcare Limited
Doses form: Tablet
Kiwof Plus – 1 x 10 tablets
Kiwof Plus XL – 1 x 4 tablets
Ingredients & Composition:
Each Kiwof Plus chewable tablet contains
Praziquantel 50 mg
Pyrantel Pamoate 144 mg
Febantel 150 mg
Each Kiwof Plus XL chewable tablet contains
Praziquantel 175 mg
Pyrantel Pamoate 504 mg
Febantel 525 mg
Description / Action:
Kiwof plus and Kiwof plus XL tablets have three active ingredients having different modes of action and spectra of activity. Praziquantel is active against cestodes (tapeworms). Praziquantel is absorbed, metabolized in the liver, and excreted in the bile. After entering in the digestive tract from the bile, cestocidal activity is exhibited. After getting exposure to praziquantel, the tapeworm loses its ability to resist digestion by the mammalian host. Because of this, whole tapeworms, including the scolices, are very rarely passed after the administration of praziquantel. It is observed that in many instances only disintegrated and partially digested pieces of tapeworms will be seen in the stool. That’s why the majority of tapeworms are digested and are not found in the feces.
Pyrantel pamoate is active against hookworms and ascarids. It acts on the cholinergic receptors of the nematode resulting in spastic paralysis. Peristaltic action of the intestinal tract then eliminates the parasite.
Febantel is active against nematode parasites including whipworms. It is rapidly absorbed and metabolized in the animal. According to available information parasite’s energy metabolism is blocked, leading to energy exchange breakdown and inhibited glucose uptake.
Indication / Uses:
Kiwof Plus and Kiwof Plus XL Tablets are used for routine deworming in dogs. It is helpful in the removal and control of tapeworms like Echincoccus multilocularis and removal of Taenia pisiformis, Dipylidium caninum, Echinococcus granulosus It is also effective in the removal of Ascarids (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina), Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala), and Whipworms (Trichuris vulpis) in dogs.
Dosage and administration:
Kiwof Plus XL tablet dosage
17.5 kg body weight = ½ KIWOF PLUS XL Tablet
Over17.5 kg upto 35 kg body weight = 1 KIWOF PLUS XL Tablet
Over 35 kg upto 52.5 kg body weight = 1 ½ KIWOF PLUS XL Tablets
Over 52.5 kg upto 70 kg body weight = 2 KIWOF PLUS XL Tablets
Kiwof Plus tablet dosage
1 tablet for 10 kg body weight
For oral administration only.
Kiwof Plus and Kiwof Plus XL tablets can be given directly to the pet or with the food. No starvation is needed before or after treatment.
For routine control of worms and deworming in dogs, it should be repeated every 3 months. For routine treatment, a single dose is recommended. In the case of heavy roundworm infestation, the dose should be repeated after 14 days.
Overdoses / Side effects / Contraindications /Warnings:
Not recommended for puppies younger than 3 months.
In rare cases, mild vomiting and diarrhoea may occur. Always use recommended doses though it has a wide margin of safety. In case of accidental overdosing immediately consult your veterinarian.
Parasitic resistance may develop following the frequent repeated use of an anthelmintic. It should not be used simultaneously with compounds containing piperazine (causes neuromuscular paralysis of worms). Kiwof Plus XL tablets should never be used in combination with other dewormers or deworming medicines and should be given alone.
It is not suitable for all animals. Cats should not be medicated with Kiwof Plus or Kiwof Plus XL dewormer.
Always consult your veterinarian if your dog is having liver / hepatic disease or undergoing any medication.
Pharmaceutical precautions / Instructions:
Store in a cool and dry place.
Safety: Age / Pregnancy/ Withdrawal:
Should not be used in puppies less than 3 months of age.
Kiwof Plus and Kiwof Plus XL can be combined with other treatments, for example, heartworm prevention, flea and tick treatment, vaccination.
Always consult your veterinarian before using in the case of pregnant and lactating bitches.
Always follow recommendations and do not exceed the recommended dose when treating pregnant bitches. It has no withdrawal side effects.
Substitute: Slayworm Tablet, Canworm Tablet, Vetnal Tablets, Eazy Pet Tablet, Alfanil Tablet, Drontal Plus, KTD XL Yum Tab, Kick TAPE-DOG Tablets, Wormeez Tablets