Arthropen Vet Injection An aid in the treatment of non-infectious inflammatory joint disease in dogs and horses.

ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS

Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium 100mg/mL

PACK SIZE

12 x 10mL Vials per outer carton

1 x 10mL Single vial

DESCRIPTION

Arthropen Vet Injection is a sterile solution formulated as an aid in the treatment of non-infectious inflammatory joint disease in dogs and horses.

PHARMACOLOGY

Pentosan polysulfate sodium is a semi-synthetic polysaccharide polymer that possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and chondroprotective properties. These beneficial effects arise from:

a)    Direct anti-inflammatory activity.

b)    Inhibition of neutrophil migration into joints.

c)    Stimulation of hyaluronic acid synthesis by synovial fibroblasts which results in a marked increase in synovial volume and viscosity.

d)    Stimulation of chondrocytes and the biosynthesis of proteoglycans.

e)    Strong fibrinolytic activity which improves the circulation of subchondral bone and peri-articular structures.

INDICATIONS

1.Osteo-arthritis – especially in conditions affecting multiple joints.

2.Osteo-chondrosis dissecans.

3.Traumatic joint and peri-articular inflammation in dogs and horses.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

RESTRAINTS

DO NOT USE in food producing species of animals.

Contraindicated for use in animals with clotting defects, traumatic haemorrhage, infection, liver/kidney failure, or within 2 days of surgery.

Administer by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection.

Following withdrawal of the first dose, use the remainder of the vial within 28 days or discard the unused portion.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Administer 3mg/kg on four occasions with an interval of 5-7 days between injections. If used in performance animals, the regulations of the relevant authorities regarding medication should be observed.

MEAT WITHHOLDING PERIOD

DO NOT USE in food producing species of animals.

RACING/EVENT WITHHOLDING PERIOD

If used in performance animals, the regulations of the relevant authorities regarding medication should be observed.

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126 or in New Zealand 0800 764 766.

DISPOSAL

Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage. Discarded  needles/sharps should immediately be placed in a designated and appropriately labelled “sharps” container.

STORAGE

Store between 2 and 8°C (Refrigerate. Do not freeze). Protect from light. Store vials in an upright position. Following withdrawal of the first dose, use the remainder of the vial within 28 days or discard the unused portion.

REGISTRATION

ACVM  A10024 (New Zealand)

 

 

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