Epsiprantel

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Epsiprantel
Epsiprantel 200.svg
Clinical data
Trade namesCestex
SynonymsBRL 38705
Routes of
administration
By mouth (tablets)
ATCvet code
Legal status
Legal status
Pharmacokinetic data
BioavailabilityMinimal[1]
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ChemSpider
ChEMBL
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC20H26N2O2
Molar mass326.433 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Epsiprantel (trade name Cestex) is a veterinary drug which is used as an anthelmintic against tapeworms such as Echinococcus granulosus.[2]

Indications[edit]

It is indicated for the removal of cestodes (tapeworms) in cats (Dipylidium caninum and Taenia taeniaeformis) and dogs (Dipylidium caninum and Taenia pisiformis) 7 weeks of age and older.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cestex (epsiprantel) Veterinary Tablets. Prescribing Information" (PDF). Zoetis Inc. Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ Arru, E.; Garippa, G.; Manger, B. R. (1990). "Efficacy of epsiprantel against Echinococcus granulosus infections in dogs". Research in Veterinary Science. 49 (3): 378–379. PMID 2267429.