Fenacure 3000© (Fenbendazole)
Fenacure is a widely used anthelmintic agent of the benzimidazole group in veterinary medicine. The medicine has a wide spectrum of action. Its active ingredient Fenbendazole (5-phenyl-thio-2-benzimidazole carbamate) has a wide spectrum of nematocidal and cestodocidal action. This drug is active against adult forms, larvae and eggs of nematodes of the gastrointestinal tract and lungs, as well as cestodes that parasitize animals. Most often, Fenacure is used for dogs. Also this medicine is used for cats and aquarium fish.
The mechanism of action of Fenbendazole is the destruction of microtubules in the cells of the intestines of helminths and disruption of the flow of energy processes, which leads to the death of parasites and their exit from the dog's body in a natural way.
When administered orally, Fenbendazole is easily absorbed in the intestine and distributed in the organs and tissues of the animal; excreted from the body in unchanged form and in the form of metabolites, mainly with bile and partly with urine, in lactating animals also with milk. According to the degree of impact on the body, they are classified as moderately hazardous substances, in recommended doses they are well tolerated by animals.
Fenbendazole for Dogs
Fenbendazole Liquid for Dogs
Fenbendazole is available in the form of tablets and suspensions. At the same time, the suspension is much more convenient to use, since it can be quite difficult to make a dog eat a tablet, even taking into account the fact that manufacturers of both the original Fenacure and its generics usually pay increased attention to the careful selection of auxiliary components responsible for the taste of the pills attractive to the animal. It is enough just to drop the suspension on the root of the dog's tongue, and it will not be able to get rid of it in any way (spit it out). Suspension for oral administration in dogs is white to gray in color. During storage, stratification is allowed, which disappears when shaken. If separation persists, check if suspension has expired.
The suspension is usually packaged in 2, 5 and 10 ml glass or polymer bottles or disposable polymer pipettes, also 1, 10, 20, 60 and 100 ml in glass or polymer bottles, which are packed in cardboard boxes along with instructions for use and a syringe - dispenser, with which you can easily measure the required dose for your pet.
Fenbendazole for Cats
For puppies and kittens (over the age of three weeks), Fenbendazole is used once a day for three consecutive days in a single dose, which is 1 tablet per 3 kg of animal weight. In the case of using a suspension, attention should be paid to the concentration of the active substance in 1 ml, since different manufacturers offer solutions of different concentrations.
With increased individual sensitivity of animals to the active components of the drug (more often observed in cats than in dogs) and the appearance of allergic reactions, the use of the drug is stopped and antihistamine drugs are prescribed to the animal. Symptoms of an overdose of the drug have not been identified.
Fenbendazole for Fish
In powder form, Fenbendazole is used as an anthelmintic for aquarium fish. For obvious reasons, it is impossible to introduce medicine to fish in any way other than by adding it to the water in the aquarium. Fenbendazole for fish is produced in the form of a 22.2% powder. Fenbendazole (5-phenyl-thio-2-benzimidazole carbamate) acts as an active ingredient, and fodder bentonite, which is a natural mineral supplement, acts as an auxiliary special filler. The medicine looks like a homogeneous loose mass of light gray color. Fenbendazole is produced in jars of 100 and 500 g, which provides ease of use for owners of aquariums of different sizes.
In aquarium husbandry, it is mainly used in doses of 2 to 8 mg/liter, depending on the total hardness of the water. When Fenbendazole is introduced into the aquarium, the pH may rise by one to two degrees.
Do not expect a quick reaction to the active substance. And don’t try to transplant decor or residents to another aquarium, they can be carriers of worms.
For 2-3 days after the application of the medicine, the parasites will begin to stick to the walls of the aquarium, trying to escape from Fenbendazole. At this time, the fish will feed themselves with dying worms. Dead remains will eventually be consumed by snails and shrimp. Your aquarium will remain clean, and all the inhabitants in it will be healthy. There will be no negative effect from Fenbendazole on fish and other inhabitants of the aquarium. And if these parasites are in the water that you regularly change in the aquarium, add Fenbendazole during settling and your underwater inhabitants will always be healthy and no one will dare to hunt them anymore. Fenbendazole inhibits the enzymatic fumarate reductase system of the helminth, which leads to disruption of energy metabolism and death of the parasite. The action of Fenbendazole against nematodes is greatly enhanced in combination with Pyrantel.
Where Can I Buy Fenbendazole
Fenbendazole can be purchased at any veterinary pharmacy, both local and online. This medicine is more than common, and you can buy it without problems. Please note that if Fenacure is recommended to you by your veterinarian, you don't have to look for that particular brand medicine - any generic Fenbendazole is fine. The only point that you should pay attention to is that it is advisable to purchase the medicine in the form of release that was prescribed (tablets, liquid or powder).
Buy Fenbendazole Online
Today, the most convenient way to purchase Fenbendazole is to buy it online. The drug can be purchased at veterinary online pharmacies, as well as on aquarist websites. When making a purchase on the Internet, the cost of a medicine is usually significantly lower than in conventional pharmacies, which can pleasantly surprise owners of cats, dogs, aquarium fish and even rodents.