Compounded Ponazuril (Marquis) For Dogs and Cats
Ponazuril is a medication used to treat a variety of protozoal infections in a variety of species of animals. It is often used to treat coccidia in puppies. This infection can be fatal in puppies and often requires immediate treatment. We offer this medication for same day pick up for your animals’ urgent needs. This medication may take several doses before you see any effect. It typically takes 1 to 2 days before the medication starts to have an effect on the treatment of your animal. Your veterinarian will mostly likely want to monitor your animal closely as this is a serious infection. Ponazuril does require a prescription from your veterinarian in order to be dispensed. You and your veterinarian should discuss if this is the best treatment option for your pet.
Ponazuril is taken orally and can be compounded into the desired strength and flavor that best suits your pet. We compound this medication into suspension. This medication can be given on an empty stomach or with food. It is important that the suspension is measured out precisely to the exact prescribed dosing and is only given as directed by the veterinarian. It is important not to miss any doses of this medication or it may not be effective. If you miss a dose do not double up on the medication. Wait until the next dose is due and follow the normal dosing schedule as directed.
Common side effects include softened feces. If your animal experiences blisters in the mouth, red eyes, discharge from the eyes or seizures please call your veterinarian immediately as these symptoms may indicate a serious reaction. Overdoses of this medication can be serious. If you suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian or poison control.
Common side effects include drowsiness and reduced appetite. Rare side effects that may be serious include aggression and seizures. If these occur contact the veterinarian immediately. Overdoses of this medication can be serious. If you suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian or poison control. This medication should not be given to any patient that has a history of seizures or take other medications that lower seizure threshold.