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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Milbemax (Milbemycin Oxime / Praziquantel)


Milbemax (Milbemycin Oxime / Praziquantel)

Prescription Required

16mg / 40mg
12.5 / 125mg

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  • Product Details


    Milbemax is a veterinary medication used for the treatment of intestinal worms in dogs. It can be used in puppies or adult dogs.

    Milbemax contains two ingredients that cause the paralysis and death of worms. 

    It works on a variety of worms, including tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms, and hookworms. 

    Fact Table


    Milbemycin Oxime: C32H45NO7 Praziquantel: C19H24N2O2


    US DailyMed


    Not specifically reported

    Legal status


    Chemical Name

    Milbemycin Oxime / Praziquantel

    Elimination half-life

    few hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    16mg / 40mg, 12.5 / 125mg


    Consult Doctor



    Protein binding

    Not specifically reported

    PubChem CID

    Milbemycin Oxime: 656641 Praziquantel: 4891


    Not applicable (veterinary medication)


    Milbemycin Oxime: 3184 Praziquantel: 8378

    ATC code



    Milbemycin Oxime: DB11426 Praziquantel: DB01058


    Milbemycin Oxime: D08225 Praziquantel: D00471

    Routes of administration



    The Milbemax frequency of dosage is based on the directions from your vet. Milbemax should be dosed based on the weight of the animal.

    Administer this medication to your dog as long as directed by your veterinarian.


    Milbemax contains the active ingredients milbemycin oxime and praziquantel.

    Milbemycin oxime is a drug that works against mites and nematodes. It exerts its effect by paralyzing the insect or nematode, leading to the parasite's death.

    Praziquantel is an acylated pyrazino-isoquinoline derivative that works against trematodes and cestodes. Once you buy Milbemax and begin administering it to your pet at the prescribed amount, know that the praziquantel causes the membrane of the parasite to expand, which either kills the parasite or allows for easier expulsion.

    Milbemax is available in the following strengths:

    • Milbemax 12.5/125 mg
    • Milbemax 16/40 mg


    • Imidacloprid
    • Moxidectin


    If you decide to buy Milbemax for your dog, be cautioned that in Collies this medication may be less safe.

    Use caution in dogs with kidney or liver problems.

    Wash your hands after administering this medication to your doctor.

    Do not use in dogs weighing less than 5 kg.

    Side Effects

    Watch for these common side effects when administering Milbemax to your dog:

    • Ataxia
    • Convulsions
    • Diarrhea
    • Drooling
    • Emesis
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Lethargy
    • Muscle tremors


    Milbemax [package insert]. France. Elanco France S.A.S.; 2017.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Milbemax

    What is Milbemax?

    Milbemax is a prescription medication used to prevent and treat various parasitic infections in dogs and cats. It is an effective broad-spectrum dewormer.

    What types of parasites does Milbemax protect against?

    Milbemax is designed to protect against common intestinal parasites in dogs and cats, including roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. It may also have some preventative action against heartworms in dogs.

    How is Milbemax administered to pets?

    Milbemax is typically administered as a tablet or chewable tablet, depending on the formulation for dogs or cats. The dosage is based on your pet's weight, so it's essential to follow your veterinarian's instructions for proper administration.

    Is Milbemax safe for puppies and kittens?

    Milbemax can be used in puppies and kittens as directed by a veterinarian. It's important to consult with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate dosage and timing for young animals.

    How often should Milbemax be given to pets?

    The frequency of Milbemax administration can vary depending on your pet's age, lifestyle, and potential exposure to parasites. Typically, it is given every few weeks to months, but your veterinarian will provide specific guidance.

    Are there any side effects of Milbemax in pets?

    Milbemax is generally safe when administered as directed. However, some pets may experience mild side effects, such as vomiting or diarrhea. If you notice any unusual or severe reactions, contact your veterinarian.

    Can Milbemax be given to pregnant or nursing pets?

    It's crucial to consult with your veterinarian before giving Milbemax to pregnant or nursing pets. Your vet will assess the risks and benefits to make the best decision for your pet's health.

    Do I need a prescription to obtain Milbemax for my pet?

    Yes, Milbemax is a prescription medication, and you'll need to consult with a veterinarian to obtain it. Your vet will determine if Milbemax is suitable for your pet and provide the appropriate dosage instructions.

    Can Milbemax be used for both dogs and cats in a multi-pet household?

    Milbemax has different formulations for dogs and cats. It's essential to use the correct formulation for each type of pet and follow the dosing instructions provided by your veterinarian.

    Is Milbemax effective against all types of parasites?

    While Milbemax is effective against several common parasites, it may not protect against every type of parasite. Your veterinarian will recommend the most appropriate deworming protocol based on your pet's specific needs.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13185

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