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Emodepside

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Synonym(s): Profender (+ praziquantel), Felpreva (+praziquantel and tigolaner)


Introduction

Name

  • Emodepside. 

Class of drug

  • Anthelmintic. 
  • Octadepsipeptide (depsipeptide). 

Description

Chemical name

  • N-methylated 24-membered cyclooctadepsipeptide, consisting of 4 alternating residues of N-methyl-L-leucine, 2 residues of D-lactate, and 2 residues of D-phenylacetate. 

Molecular formula

  • C60H90N6O14

Molecular weight

  • 1119.4

Physical properties

  • Used topically as a spot-on solution and orally as a suspension and as modified-release tablets. Suspension - shake well before use.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used in combination with praziquantel Praziquantel as a spot-on for cats and as modified-release tablets for dogs for use when there is mixed infection with roundworms and tapeworms.
  • Used in combination with praziquantel and tigolaner as a spot-on for cats when there is mixed infection with ectoparasites, roundworms and tapeworms.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

  • Co-treatment with other drugs that are P-glycoprotein substrates/inhibitors (eg ivermectin and other antiparasitic macrocyclic lactones, erythromycin, prednisolone and cyclosporin) could give rise to pharmacokinetic drug interactions. 

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Crisi P E, Di Cesare A, Traversa D, Vignoli M, Morelli S, Di Tommaso M, De Santis F, Pampurini F, Schaper R, Boari A (2020) Controlled field study evaluating the clinical efficacy of a topical formulation containing emodepside and praziquantel in the treatment of natural cat aelurostrongylosis. Vet Rec 187(5), e34 PubMed.
  • Traversa D, Veronesi F, Danesi P, Morelli S, Crisi P E, Morganti G, Iorio R, Pampurini F, Schaper R, Santoro A, Paoletti B, Di Cesare A (2019) Pilot study evaluating the efficacy of a topical formulation containing emodepside and praziquantel in the treatment of natural feline troglostrongylosis. Parasit Vectors 12(1), 97 PubMed.
  • Böhm C, Petry G, Schaper R, Wolken S, Strube C (2015) Prevention of lactogenic Toxocara cati infections in kittens by application of an emodepside/praziquantel spot-on (Profender®) to the pregnant queen. Parasitol Res 114 Suppl 1, S175-184 PubMed.  
  • Böhm C, Wolken S, Schnyder M, Basso W, Deplazes P, Di Cesare A, Deuster K, Schaper R (2015) Efficacy of emodepside/praziquantel spot-on (Profender) against adult Aelurostrongylus abstrusus nematodes in experimentally infected cats. Parasitol Res 114 Suppl 1, S155-164 PubMed
  • Di Cesare A, Iorio R, Crisi P, Paoletti B, Di Costanzo R, Dimitri C F, Traversa D J (2015) Treatment of Troglostrongylus brevior (Metastrongyloidea, Crenosomatidae) in mixed lungworm infections using spot-on emodepside. J Feline Med Surg 17(2), 181-185 PubMed
  • Taweethavonsawat P, Chungpivat S, Watanapongchati S, Traub R J, Schaper R (2013) Comparative efficacy of a spot-on formulation containing emodepside and praziquantel (Profender , Bayer) and praziquantel and pyrantel oral tablets (Drontal for Cats) against experimental Ancylostoma ceylanicum infections in cats. Vet Parasitol 191(1-2), 172-176 PubMed
  • Wolken S, Böhm C, Schaper R, Schnieder T (2012) Treatment of third-stage larvae of Toxocara cati with milbemycin oxime plus praziquantel tablets and emodepside plus praziquantel spot-on formulation in experimentally infected cats. Parasitol Res 111(5), 2123-2127 PubMed.  

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