Composition:Each 1 ml. contains:
- Levamisole HCl 118 mg. ( Equiv. to 100.11 mg Levamisole )
Properties: Levamisole is a broad spectrum anthelmintic for the treatment and control of
gastrointestinal and pulmonary nematodes by stimulating parasympathetic and sympathetic ganglia
in susceptible worms. Levamisole interferes with nematode carbohydrate metabolism by blocking
fumarate reduction and succinate oxidation. The net effect is a paralyzing effect on the worm which is
then expelled alive.
Levamisole has immunostimulating effects but its mechanism of action is not well understood. It is believed
it restores cell-mediated immune function in peripheral T-lymphocytes and stimulates phagocytosis by monocytes.
Indications: Levapan is indicated for the treatment and control of:
- Gastrointestinal worms: Haemonchus spp., Ostertagia spp (except inhibited Ostertagia larvae in cattle), Nematodirus spp., Trichostrongylus spp., Cooperia spp., Oesophagostomum spp., Chabertia spp. and Bunostomum spp.
- Lungworms: Dictyocaulus spp.
Target Species: Cattle, Sheep and Poultry.
Dose: Administer as an oral drench in cattle and sheep and via drinking water in poultry.
- Cattle & Sheep : 1.12 ml Levapan per 15 kg body weight as a single dose.
- Poultry : 1.2 ml Levapan per 5 kg body weight on drinking water for 12 hours.
- Transient coughing.
- Overdosage may cause transient muscle tremors, salivation, nervous symptoms, and colic.
- Not used for animals producing milk for human consumption.
- Administration within 14 days of treatment with organophosphorus compounds or diethylcarbamazine.
- Animals should not be slaughtered for human consumption during treatment.
- Operator should wear protective rubber gloves and masks.
- Poultry: 7 days.
- Cattle and sheep may be slaughtered after 20 days from the last treatment.
Packs: 100, 500 & 1000 ml.