Bob Martin Clear Wormer 222.2 Mg Granules For Cats & Kittens
Revised: June 2014
NAME OF THE
VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Bob Martin Clear Wormer 222.2 mg Granules for Cats & Kittens
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE
Each 1g sachet contains
Active Substance mg
For the full list of excipients see section 6.1
White to off-white, free flowing, coarse granules.
Indications for use, specifying the target species
The product is indicated for the treatment of common gastro-intestinal roundworms that can infect cats.
The product also has an
ovicidal effect on nematode eggs.
Special warnings for each target
Do not administer if your cat is sick or recovering from an illness.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
Special precautions to be taken by
the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to
Direct contact with the skin should be kept to a minimum. Avoid inhalation of granule dust. Wash hands after use.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of Interaction
Amounts to be administered and administration route
For oral administration only, sprinkled onto food.
For the routine treatment of adult (over 6 months old) cats a dosage of 100mg fenbendazole/kg is recommended.
Administer 1g (the contents of 1 sachet) of the product per 2.2kg (5lb) bodyweight as a single dose. The dose should be administered by mixing the granules with approximately one third of the cat’s usual food ration. Once the cat has eaten this portion, the remainder of the food may be given.
In households owning more than one cat, give the granules to each cat individually, ensuring that other cats do not have access to the treated food during the period of the dose being administered.
For the treatment of pregnant cats, seek the advice of a veterinary surgeon.
For the treatment of weaned kittens (younger than 6 months of age) and in the weight range 2.2kg-4.4kg (5-10lb) give 1g of granules (the contents of 1 sachet) daily for 3 days added to the food.
NB: Very small or unweaned kittens should be treated with a suitable licensed product at the recommended intervals up to 12 weeks of age. Thereafter routine treatment every 3 months is advised.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, and antidotes) if necessary
Benzimidazoles have a wide safety margin.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Anthelmintics, Benzimidazoles and related substances
The product contains fenbendazole which is a member of the benzimidazole family of anthelmintics and has been in veterinary use for a number of years. Fenbendazole acts against helminths by disrupting the formulation of microtubules by binding to tubulin in parasitic intestinal cells hence preventing the absorption of glucose; parasites are gradually starved to death. Fenbendazole displays preference for helminth as opposed to mammalian tubulin; this appears to be due to the fact that the formation of the parasitic tubulin-fenbendazole complex is more favourable kinetically under physiological conditions than for the mammalian tubulin-fenbendazole complex.
No specific pharmacokinetic studies have been performed with the product.
List of excipients
Sodium lauryl sulphate
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years.
Special precautions for storage
Store in dry place.
Nature and composition of immediate packaging
Foil paper sachets containing 1g of granules. Pack size as follows:
Carton containing 2 x 1g sachets or 3 x 1g sachets
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste materials derived from the use of such products, if appropriate
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Bob Martin (UK) Ltd
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER
DATE OF THE FIRST AUTHORISATION
Date:07 February 1996
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
25 June 2014