Fenben powder is a highly effective worming agent for freshwater and saltwater tropical species. This medication works to treat coccidia and can be used as a supplement in conjunction with other antiparasitic medications. It also has been shown to be effective against Candida infections which can cause serious health challenges for people with weakened immune systems or those suffering from certain medical conditions.
Typically, a veterinarian will prescribe this medication to be taken by mouth in pill form or mixed into canned food. This medication is not a cure, but it does help to keep the parasites under control so that your pet can feel better. This medication can also be compounded by a pharmacist on an individual basis for specific pets that have trouble taking pills in capsule form or may require a dosage strength not commercially available or are allergic to an ingredient found in FDA-approved medications.
This medication is commonly used to treat and prevent intestinal parasites (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, some tapeworms) in animals. It is very safe and effective. It is also being used in humans as part of a cancer treatment method called the Joe Tippens Protocol. It is not a cure for cancer, but it can help to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life in patients while undergoing chemotherapy. This medication is very easy to administer and does not usually have many side effects. If your pet experiences any unusual or severe side effects while on fenbendazole, contact your veterinarian immediately.