Fenbendazole is a broad spectrum benzimidazole anthelmintic that treats a wide variety of parasites including giardia, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and some tapeworms (but not Dipylidium caninum – the common dog tapeworm). It is also used for control of lungworms in dogs. It is available for veterinary use in granules, liquid suspension and chewable forms and is usually given orally to your pet. When giving fenbendazole, it is often helpful to mix the granules into your pet’s food in order to reduce gastrointestinal upset. Fenbendazole works by blocking the ability of worms to produce energy, which eventually starves and kills them. Your veterinarian may recommend a fecal test be performed 2-4 weeks after treatment to confirm that the medication was effective.
Fenbendeazole has been shown to have immunomodulatory properties and enhance the body’s immune response, allowing it to eradicate parasitic infections more quickly. It has also been shown to inhibit microtubule polymerization and disrupt cellular function in parasitic organisms. Emerging research suggests that fenbendazole exhibits antiviral activity and can potentially be used as a treatment for some viruses.
Store fenbendazole powder at controlled room temperature 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degress Celsius) and keep out of reach of children. As with all veterinary medications, a valid prescription from your veterinarian is required before this product can be dispensed. Always follow your veterinarian’s instructions and warnings for this and all medications. In the event of a serious adverse reaction, seek emergency veterinary care immediately.